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Gwithian Beach

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Address: St Ives Bay, St Ives, England

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One of the best beaches around the UK

Very much love this beach. With the vast stretches of coastline to wander along. Lots of little rock-pooling locations and places to watch the sunrise/sunset its a must visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great beach to visit with masses of open space at low tide and travel a little around the northern corner and go and see the seals - fantastic!

Thank anthonyfj
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very much love this beach. With the vast stretches of coastline to wander along. Lots of little rock-pooling locations and places to watch the sunrise/sunset its a must visit location for anyone visiting this side of the country. A particular favourite of our was stopping at the Jam Pot which is lovely local run cafe just off the coastline with... More 

Thank oldey2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is approx. 5 minutes walk from the car park. The car park is quite big but we arrived early morning, opening at 6am and £6 for the day. Toilet facilities are on site (seasonal opening). Relaxing beach watching the waves, dogs, horses and surfers. Note:- it is windy here in April but if you wrap up warm, it's... More 

Thank C L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning beach protected by life guards and great for waves. We took a family holiday here and there was plenty of room for sports and sand castles without visitors being on top of each other. The Sunset surf and Gwithian Cafe's hidden in the dunes are very special and a must to visit. You can also walk... More 

Thank Stephenie B
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth going to look at the Seals, there are better beaches but watching the waves and looking out to the Lighthouse is nice.

Thank Peter W
Bingley, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to visit this beach of an early evening whilst staying in St Ives and love to watch the surfers and the sun go down. It's a beautiful stretch of coastline. Even in March if you're wrapped up well it's wonderful for a stroll along the water's edge.

Thank chris n
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is obviously great for surfing & windsurfing, but I also love it for the views of St. Ives bay, and the fact that it's a fun, safe place to run the dog around in Winter. It's easy to get lost wandering around the dunes, but in a good way that you'll never want to leave ;)

Thank thecornishlife
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an incredible stretch of coastline... absolutely glorious for a stroll any time of the year. Wonderful.

Thank Steve J
St Erth Praze, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We try to go here every evening through the week excluding weekends late afternoon with our Border collie "Lila". This time of year there are no restrictions on taking dogs on the beach There's a lovely Café at the National Trust Car Park serving food usually to 3pm and up to 5pm they serve drinks This is a surf central... More 

Thank TDFtraveller
Callington, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had this all to ourselves when we visited. It was beautifully clean and unspoiled. A truly memorable place to visit.

Thank AileenMoore

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