© 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 10th JuneLow 2:45am (1.11m)
High 9:26am (2.64m)
Low 3:01pm (1.29m)
High 9:48pm (2.84m)
- Sun 11th JuneLow 3:52am (1.18m)
High 10:38am (2.62m)
Low 4:10pm (1.34m)
High 10:59pm (2.83m)
- Mon 12th JuneLow 5:01am (1.20m)
High 11:46am (2.66m)
Low 5:19pm (1.33m)
- Tue 13th JuneHigh 12:06am (2.85m)
Low 6:04am (1.18m)
High 12:45pm (2.74m)
Low 6:24pm (1.27m)