© 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
- Wed 4th AugustHigh 1:12am (2.52m)
Low 6:44am (1.44m)
High 1:41pm (2.64m)
Low 7:21pm (1.40m)
- Thu 5th AugustHigh 2:05am (2.62m)
Low 7:41am (1.34m)
High 2:27pm (2.77m)
Low 8:13pm (1.26m)
- Fri 6th AugustHigh 2:50am (2.73m)
Low 8:28am (1.21m)
High 3:08pm (2.90m)
Low 8:57pm (1.12m)
- Sat 7th AugustHigh 3:30am (2.84m)
Low 9:10am (1.09m)
High 3:46pm (3.02m)
Low 9:37pm (0.99m)