Praia do Furadouro


© 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.

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Praia do Furadouro tide times

  • Wed 25th May
    High 12:21am (2.81m)
    Low 6:25am (1.23m)
    High 1:00pm (2.70m)
    Low 6:39pm (1.32m)
  • Thu 26th May
    High 1:16am (2.89m)
    Low 7:17am (1.16m)
    High 1:47pm (2.81m)
    Low 7:30pm (1.22m)
  • Fri 27th May
    High 2:03am (2.95m)
    Low 7:58am (1.09m)
    High 2:28pm (2.91m)
    Low 8:13pm (1.12m)
  • Sat 28th May
    High 2:44am (2.99m)
    Low 8:34am (1.04m)
    High 3:05pm (2.99m)
    Low 8:52pm (1.04m)

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