Areia Branca

  • How to get to Areia Branca
  • About Areia Branca | Peniche

  • Climate and Weather

How to get from Lisbon Airport to Areia Branca


When looking for flights to come to the surf camp in Areia Branca, Portugal, the closest international airport is under 45minutes driving distance away. Airport code: Lisbon (LIS)

The best ways to get to Areia Branca from Lisbon are:

Bus Station Lisbon

Public transports - bus: Upon arrival to the airport, take the subway to the main bus terminal in Lisbon and catch the EXPRESSO Bus to PRAIA DA AREIA BRANCA.
The bus trip to Areia Branca takes around 1h15m so the whole trip should take you around 2h door to door (Airport – Areia Branca). You can find complete timetable and prices @

Direct transfers: A staff member will meet you at the airport and drive you to the surf camp (around 1 hour drive). Prices depend on the number of people and schedule. Please email us for more information regarding transfers to Areia Branca.

Rent-a-car in Lisbon: There’s no need for a car while staying in Areia Branca, as everything is within walking distance, but due to its geographical location in the centre of Portugal, Areia Branca is the perfect starting point for an afternoon drive either to it's surronding beaches and famous surf spots (Ericeira, Peniche), shoping and visint Lisbon or even go up northe.
Renting a car with deleiver and pick up from Lisbon airport will allow you to a bit more freedom to visit many places, explore the beautiful coast and villages around Peniche.
If you are planning a surf trip and considering how to get around with your surf gear, we can also help you rent a car with roof rack to carry your surf boards.

  • Where is Areia Branca
  • Areia Branca beach Peniche Portugal
  • Praia da Areia Branca


Praia da Areia Branca is a small beach village by the sea with a beautiful 2km sandy beach.
Escape from the mass tourism destinations and have contact with the real Portuguese culture, excellent food and surf!
Unlike Peniche (an industrial city 15 km north) Areia Branca is very calm and relaxing but with all necessary commodities: bars, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, etc..
Areia Branca is located in the centre of Portugal (65 km north of Lisbon) so it's the perfect starting point to visit many places on an afternoon drive.
Lisbon (the capital) is less than 1 hour away by motorway but you can also drive south following the coastal road, visiting Santa Cruz, Ericeira, Sintra (historical city and UNESCO world heritage site), Guincho (kitesurf and windsurf paradise), Cascais and into Lisbon.
The north coast is also worth a visit. Places like Obidos, Nazare, Caldas da Rainha, Leiria or even Coimbra are within reach.Visit Areia Branca photo gallery.


The Surf

Best waves Portugal

Being just a short distance from the peninsula of Peniche and Baleal, you will have the best and most consistent surf spots in Europe within close reach.

The Peniche area is a peninsula thus allowing any swell or wind for perfect surfing condition.
Areia Branca has many good uncrowded surf spots and just a short drive away from the world famous surf spots in Peniche and Ericeira.
The perfect place for your surfing holidays in Portugal.


Amenities and Extra Activities

Nighlife Peniche
Sunset dinner by the sea in Areia Branca beach

Supermarkets, grocery shops, surf shops, bars and restaurants are widely available within easy walking distance form any of our surf accommodation offers in Areia Branca.
Although a small town, you'll find a lot of action at night: bars on the beach front are open all year around...
After you're finished with the surf lessons in Areia Branca, there are plenty of extra activities available: yoga, SUP, massages, tennis, mini-golf, horse riding, skate boarding and karting, artistic workshops, etc., all of which are within the town and walking distance.
A few kilometres away you'll find an International Golf Club, skate park, a go-karting track, BTT tracks and many other activities.

How is the weather in Areia Branca

Welcome to sunny Portugal!!!
Portugal is the country with the most sunny days per year in Europe. Even during Winter or Fall you get in average 20 sunny days per month.
It gets "cold" in the winter (min. 10ºC / max. 15ºC) and the sea temperature is cold in the Peniche area. All beaches face the Atlantic Ocean and a cold current passes straight by. Don't worry, you do get away with a 4/5 wetsuit in the winter and shorties in the summer.