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 15th May
    Low 3:08am (1.45m)
    High 10:07am (2.36m)
    Low 3:21pm (1.57m)
    High 10:31pm (2.54m)
  • Thu 16th May
    Low 4:22am (1.50m)
    High 11:23am (2.39m)
    Low 4:37pm (1.58m)
    High 11:42pm (2.58m)
  • Fri 17th May
    Low 5:33am (1.46m)
    High 12:24pm (2.48m)
    Low 5:48pm (1.51m)
  • Sat 18th May
    High 12:40am (2.66m)
    Low 6:31am (1.37m)
    High 1:12pm (2.61m)
    Low 6:45pm (1.40m)

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