© 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 1st OctoberLow 12:58am (1.03m)
High 7:06am (2.85m)
Low 1:23pm (1.08m)
High 7:36pm (2.74m)
- Sun 2nd OctoberLow 1:48am (1.23m)
High 8:02am (2.69m)
Low 2:23pm (1.26m)
High 8:51pm (2.53m)
- Mon 3rd OctoberLow 2:53am (1.41m)
High 9:32am (2.56m)
Low 3:43pm (1.38m)
High 10:47pm (2.45m)
- Tue 4th OctoberLow 4:18am (1.51m)
High 11:23am (2.58m)
Low 5:20pm (1.37m)