© 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
Sat 23rd JanuaryLow 4:30am (1.53m)
High 11:29am (2.49m)
Low 5:04pm (1.46m)
Sun 24th JanuaryHigh 12:06am (2.55m)
Low 5:39am (1.46m)
High 12:30pm (2.56m)
Low 6:06pm (1.38m)
Mon 25th JanuaryHigh 12:58am (2.68m)
Low 6:39am (1.34m)
High 1:21pm (2.67m)
Low 6:59pm (1.27m)
Tue 26th JanuaryHigh 1:43am (2.82m)
Low 7:29am (1.20m)
High 2:04pm (2.79m)
Low 7:44pm (1.14m)