Famara is a very peaceful location, a former fishermen...
Famara is a very peaceful location, a former fishermen village turned into a true surfers' town. It is the exact opposite of the other side of the island, do not look for luxurious all inclusive resorts, hotels, promenades, shopping malls or noisy parties here. But there are lot of surf schools along the main road of the town and good restaurants and few cafés and bars, everything in walking distance, I loved strolling the sandy streets between the old, white buildings... However I recommend to rent a car if you plan to stay here or just visit Famara for a day or two, as public transport connections are not good. No bus during the weekend and also during weekdays it is like one bus in the morning and one in the evening. Parking is easy & free in the town and also along the beach.
Famara is the place if you want to learn to surf, the beach break is consistent and beginner friendly. Surf schools operate all year long.
If you want to just slow down & rest, this place is perfect for that too. You can take long walks at the beach or do some hiking up the cliffs/mountains that rise behind the beach. There are no vendors at the beach so be prepared with food, drinks etc, you can do shopping at the town center. I was there in low season and the beach was never crowded and I think it is the similar during summer months as it is a 6km long beach so you will find a spot if you need some privacy. The beach is windy, there are plenty of small wind shelters built from the black stones which cover the beach but be prepared with hats, ear protection if you are coming with kids on a windy day.
The beach has the red flag up all year, so swimming is not allowed. Lifeguards are on duty and they will come and ask you to come out if they see you going into deeper water just for swimming.