© 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 22nd JanuaryHigh 5:42am (3.04m)
Low 11:52am (0.95m)
High 6:04pm (2.82m)
- Sun 23rd JanuaryLow 12:03am (1.03m)
High 6:19am (2.98m)
Low 12:35pm (1.01m)
High 6:45pm (2.75m)
- Mon 24th JanuaryLow 12:48am (1.12m)
High 7:04am (2.88m)
Low 1:23pm (1.11m)
High 7:36pm (2.66m)
- Tue 25th JanuaryLow 1:40am (1.21m)
High 7:59am (2.77m)
Low 2:19pm (1.20m)
High 8:42pm (2.59m)