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

  • Thu 21st September
    Low 1:13am (1.16m)
    High 7:12am (2.73m)
    Low 1:37pm (1.22m)
    High 7:37pm (2.64m)
  • Fri 22nd September
    Low 2:03am (1.32m)
    High 8:04am (2.58m)
    Low 2:37pm (1.36m)
    High 8:50pm (2.46m)
  • Sat 23rd September
    Low 3:10am (1.47m)
    High 9:38am (2.47m)
    Low 3:59pm (1.45m)
    High 11:00pm (2.41m)
  • Sun 24th September
    Low 4:38am (1.53m)
    High 11:40am (2.53m)
    Low 5:34pm (1.39m)

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