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

  • Fri 3rd December
    High 2:00am (3.20m)
    Low 7:52am (0.74m)
    High 2:19pm (3.27m)
    Low 8:15pm (0.67m)
  • Sat 4th December
    High 2:42am (3.30m)
    Low 8:38am (0.65m)
    High 3:04pm (3.29m)
    Low 8:59pm (0.66m)
  • Sun 5th December
    High 3:25am (3.34m)
    Low 9:25am (0.63m)
    High 3:50pm (3.24m)
    Low 9:43pm (0.71m)
  • Mon 6th December
    High 4:10am (3.32m)
    Low 10:12am (0.67m)
    High 4:38pm (3.13m)
    Low 10:28pm (0.81m)

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