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

  • Thu 11th April
    High 5:40am (3.30m)
    Low 11:36am (0.72m)
    High 5:58pm (3.20m)
    Low 11:56pm (0.76m)
  • Fri 12th April
    High 6:21am (3.09m)
    Low 12:15pm (0.91m)
    High 6:38pm (3.04m)
  • Sat 13th April
    Low 12:39am (0.95m)
    High 7:04am (2.84m)
    Low 12:55pm (1.13m)
    High 7:22pm (2.84m)
  • Sun 14th April
    Low 1:26am (1.16m)
    High 7:56am (2.59m)
    Low 1:40pm (1.35m)
    High 8:18pm (2.65m)

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