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