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

  • Tue 7th February
    High 4:13am (3.13m)
    Low 10:09am (0.89m)
    High 4:30pm (2.97m)
    Low 10:16pm (0.90m)
  • Wed 8th February
    High 4:42am (3.13m)
    Low 10:41am (0.88m)
    High 4:59pm (2.95m)
    Low 10:50pm (0.91m)
  • Thu 9th February
    High 5:11am (3.09m)
    Low 11:14am (0.90m)
    High 5:27pm (2.91m)
    Low 11:24pm (0.95m)
  • Fri 10th February
    High 5:39am (3.03m)
    Low 11:49am (0.96m)
    High 5:57pm (2.84m)

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