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.

Other beaches near Praia do Furadouro

Praia do Furadouro tide times

  • Tue 4th October
    Low 4:18am (1.51m)
    High 11:23am (2.58m)
    Low 5:20pm (1.37m)
  • Wed 5th October
    High 12:22am (2.55m)
    Low 5:52am (1.46m)
    High 12:44pm (2.75m)
    Low 6:45pm (1.22m)
  • Thu 6th October
    High 1:26am (2.73m)
    Low 7:05am (1.29m)
    High 1:42pm (2.97m)
    Low 7:45pm (1.03m)
  • Fri 7th October
    High 2:16am (2.92m)
    Low 7:59am (1.09m)
    High 2:29pm (3.16m)
    Low 8:31pm (0.86m)

Praia do Furadouro Location

Rate this beach

Average: 2.8 (12 votes)

Related articles

Espinho

Espinho travel guide »

Originally a small fishing village boasting little more than a minor canning industry, the beach resort of Espinho now draws crowds to its golden beach and varied attractions, although the odd colourful narrow fishing boat can still...