© 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
- Sun 25th FebruaryHigh 3:49am (3.19m)
Low 9:42am (0.87m)
High 4:05pm (3.03m)
Low 9:49pm (0.86m)
- Mon 26th FebruaryHigh 4:17am (3.19m)
Low 10:12am (0.84m)
High 4:32pm (3.03m)
Low 10:20pm (0.85m)
- Tue 27th FebruaryHigh 4:44am (3.15m)
Low 10:42am (0.86m)
High 4:58pm (2.99m)
Low 10:51pm (0.88m)
- Wed 28th FebruaryHigh 5:10am (3.08m)
Low 11:13am (0.91m)
High 5:23pm (2.93m)
Low 11:24pm (0.96m)