© 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
Mon 17th FebruaryLow 3:16am (1.39m)
High 10:18am (2.57m)
Low 3:57pm (1.44m)
High 11:00pm (2.58m)
Tue 18th FebruaryLow 4:43am (1.45m)
High 11:42am (2.56m)
Low 5:19pm (1.46m)
Wed 19th FebruaryHigh 12:13am (2.67m)
Low 6:08am (1.38m)
High 12:49pm (2.64m)
Low 6:30pm (1.39m)
Thu 20th FebruaryHigh 1:11am (2.81m)
Low 7:12am (1.26m)
High 1:40pm (2.74m)
Low 7:23pm (1.27m)