Praia da Areia Branca is a beautiful vibrant small village, located in the Portuguese west coast, just a few miles north of Lisbon. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and with an amazing sandy coastline that stretches up to 12 km/7.4 mi long, this place is considered to be the European surfing mecca, having hosted many national and international surfing competitions.
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It is an appealing location and can be an exciting place to spend your time. Good swell comes from the Southeast and East and it starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and can reach up to more than 2.5 m/8 ft. Optimal tide position is low and mid tide and best wind direction comes from the North, South, Southeast and Northeast. This is a great spot once the conditions are ideal with big waves during winter.
In summer, it is not a very crowded place and surfing is not allowed during business hours, but no restrictions off season. You should mind the rocks at the bottom.
Close to the city of Gloucester, a very popular destination in summer time, you can find all the hotels and dinning places you need.
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