© 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
- Thu 23rd MarchHigh 4:08am (3.47m)
Low 10:06am (0.60m)
High 4:28pm (3.27m)
Low 10:18pm (0.65m)
- Fri 24th MarchHigh 4:45am (3.36m)
Low 10:42am (0.70m)
High 5:03pm (3.17m)
Low 10:55pm (0.75m)
- Sat 25th MarchHigh 5:21am (3.17m)
Low 11:17am (0.85m)
High 5:37pm (3.03m)
Low 11:33pm (0.91m)
- Sun 26th MarchHigh 6:57am (2.95m)
Low 12:52pm (1.05m)
High 7:13pm (2.86m)