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Praia do Furadouro

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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

  • Tue 11th December

    High 05:14am (2.97m)
    Low 11:15am (1.04m)
    High 05:36pm (2.74m)
    Low 11:25pm (1.12m)
  • Wed 12th December

    High 05:52am (2.86m)
    Low 11:57am (1.14m)
    High 06:17pm (2.63m)
  • Thu 13th December

    Low 12:08am (1.24m)
    High 06:34am (2.74m)
    Low 12:43pm (1.25m)
    High 07:06pm (2.52m)
  • Fri 14th December

    Low 12:57am (1.35m)
    High 07:26am (2.63m)
    Low 01:35pm (1.34m)
    High 08:10pm (2.45m)

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