© 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
Tue 7th JulyHigh 5:29am (2.96m)
Low 11:10am (0.95m)
High 5:45pm (3.15m)
Low 11:42pm (0.91m)
Wed 8th JulyHigh 6:10am (2.88m)
Low 11:50am (1.00m)
High 6:25pm (3.07m)
Thu 9th JulyLow 12:23am (0.99m)
High 6:50am (2.79m)
Low 12:30pm (1.08m)
High 7:06pm (2.97m)
Fri 10th JulyLow 1:04am (1.08m)
High 7:32am (2.69m)
Low 1:13pm (1.18m)
High 7:49pm (2.85m)