© Chris Leather
The small resort of Furadoura just 5km from the town of Ovar boasts an extensive sandy beach backed by a long stretch of pine-fringed dunes. Like most Silver Coast resorts, although it can get crowded in summer, Furadouro is relatively unspoilt. The water quality is good- the beach has a European Blue Flag award – and the water’s edge is patrolled by Lifeguards in season. Good facilities for the disabled, easy parking and numerous bars, cafes and restaurants make this a relaxing choice for people of all ages.
Good for swimming, Fouradouro also has a reputation among surfers and bodyboarders for consistent waves that break over a sand and rock bottom. Equipment is available for hire from The Animal Surf shop on the Rua Goncalo Velho, which doubles as a surf school.
Behind the pine forest is an estuary, popular with sailors and windsurfers, and the Pensao Avenida, right on the beach, is just one of a number of accommodation options.
Other beaches near Praia do Furadouro
Praia do Furadouro tide times
- Sat 25th JuneHigh 1:32am (2.76m)
Low 7:20am (1.26m)
High 1:59pm (2.78m)
Low 7:43pm (1.26m)
- Sun 26th JuneHigh 2:18am (2.79m)
Low 8:02am (1.21m)
High 2:41pm (2.87m)
Low 8:28pm (1.19m)
- Mon 27th JuneHigh 3:00am (2.81m)
Low 8:41am (1.15m)
High 3:19pm (2.94m)
Low 9:09pm (1.12m)
- Tue 28th JuneHigh 3:39am (2.83m)
Low 9:19am (1.10m)
High 3:56pm (2.99m)
Low 9:47pm (1.07m)