Praia do Furadouro

© 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.

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Praia do Furadouro tide times

  • Mon 30th January
    Low 3:25am (1.48m)
    High 10:26am (2.51m)
    Low 4:03pm (1.50m)
    High 11:08pm (2.51m)
  • Tue 31st January
    Low 4:45am (1.53m)
    High 11:44am (2.48m)
    Low 5:17pm (1.52m)
  • Wed 1st February
    High 12:16am (2.59m)
    Low 6:06am (1.48m)
    High 12:48pm (2.54m)
    Low 6:24pm (1.46m)
  • Thu 2nd February
    High 1:11am (2.71m)
    Low 7:08am (1.37m)
    High 1:39pm (2.63m)
    Low 7:16pm (1.35m)

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