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

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

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