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