© 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
Fri 16th AprilLow 12:02am (0.98m)
High 6:14am (2.87m)
Low 12:17pm (1.05m)
High 6:28pm (2.86m)
Sat 17th AprilLow 12:39am (1.10m)
High 6:44am (2.72m)
Low 12:54pm (1.19m)
High 6:59pm (2.73m)
Sun 18th AprilLow 1:20am (1.24m)
High 7:21am (2.57m)
Low 1:38pm (1.35m)
High 7:40pm (2.59m)
Mon 19th AprilLow 2:12am (1.38m)
High 8:16am (2.42m)
Low 2:34pm (1.49m)
High 8:47pm (2.47m)