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 18th FebruaryHigh 02:07am (3.19m)
Low 08:04am (0.78m)
High 02:35pm (3.15m)
Low 08:22pm (0.79m)
Tue 19th FebruaryHigh 02:53am (3.37m)
Low 08:52am (0.61m)
High 03:20pm (3.27m)
Low 09:07pm (0.66m)
Wed 20th FebruaryHigh 03:36am (3.48m)
Low 09:37am (0.52m)
High 04:02pm (3.32m)
Low 09:51pm (0.60m)
Thu 21st FebruaryHigh 04:19am (3.52m)
Low 10:20am (0.51m)
High 04:44pm (3.29m)
Low 10:33pm (0.61m)