© 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 26th SeptemberLow 5:25am (1.56m)
High 12:25pm (2.64m)
Low 6:29pm (1.40m)
Sun 27th SeptemberHigh 1:09am (2.58m)
Low 6:49am (1.47m)
High 1:28pm (2.78m)
Low 7:36pm (1.27m)
Mon 28th SeptemberHigh 2:01am (2.72m)
Low 7:46am (1.32m)
High 2:16pm (2.93m)
Low 8:20pm (1.13m)
Tue 29th SeptemberHigh 2:42am (2.85m)
Low 8:26am (1.17m)
High 2:55pm (3.06m)
Low 8:54pm (1.02m)