I write this as a fit & healthy Male of 43. I'm a strong swimmer. My family and I went to Famara Beach in August 2013. There was me, my wife and our kids of 16, 15, 12, 10. At first it feels great to let these oh so powerful waves knock you over. We did this and got a bit braver. We went out up to our necks. Two minutes later disaster... A wave hit me in the face and took my breath. No probs there you think. However, then another wave and another. I was genuinely struggling and trying to swim back whilst trying to scream to my kids to get out of the Water. I was terrified. They couldn't hear me because of the sound of the waves crashing. Luckily our 15 year old saw that I was struggling and helped me hold my head up to breath. Just enough that I could scream at the kids to get out now. Luckily they got to shore. I was distraught. I am the strongest member of the family and yet was helpless. Believe me...your kids will stand no chance. The tides literally rip your feet from underneath you when you're not expecting it. PLEASE, PLEASE type into google 'famara beach death'. Look at the results. People die here every year. This place is deadly. Please don't go into this Sea. I still have flashbacks now. I have always been a great swimmer but now I'm a bag of nerves. This is simple... If you read this review and still go to Famara Beach then you have literally chosen to gamble with your life.
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