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Gwithian Beach

St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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Ranked #2 of 13 Activities in St Ives
Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An amazing, beautiful and timeless beach. Always different, but always fantastic. One of my favourite views ever is the view down to Gwithian beach and lighthouse.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed in a cottage 500m from Praa Sands beach this year as we'd been before and it was fantastic. Unfortunately due to the storms in January there is no sand on that beach anymore. We had to find an alternative and Gwithian was perfect. We have 4 children who loved it too. Not only is there beautiful sand but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Spent a day here, brilliant beach, surf lessons, My favourite beach In cornwall, well worth a visit, I will be back for a longer stay.!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Been twice to this beach now, and it is amazing. You need to make sure you check tide times as the beach is mostly cut off at high tide... But if this is the case then you can play on the sand dunes next to the car park. There is a great cafe at the top of the car park... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My favourite beach in a Cornwall. Great for a family beach day body boarding/surfing and the sheeps pool is brilliant for the younger ones to play in. Very well life guarded which is reassuring. Just a truly amazing beach. The Jam Pot cafe located on the sand dunes is famous for it's homemade cakes and didn't disappoint this visit. Can't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the best beaches ever, clean & miles of sandy beach, great body boarding for the whole family,love it there

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Kent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Hayle bay with the sun on it is truly stunning. Any of the beaches in the bay offer the same golden sand and crystal clear waters. The bathing feels safe with no dramatic 'shelves' under water and life guards a plenty. There are regular surf classes and numerous eateries conveniently situated adding to the attraction of this area. The views... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This beach is absolutely stunning. We will definitely go back for a week after spending the afternoon there today. I have never seen anything like it in the UK. The stretch we walked was backed by what looked like Jurassic cliffs, caves and outcrops with miles and miles of beautiful beach. It was so clean! The water was choppy in... More

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Surrey
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Breathtaking 3 miles of sandy beach, with caves, rock pools and exploring galore. We visited 3 times in one week and wished we could have had more time. In peak time there are impressive amounts of competent and approachable lifeguards on duty. I would thoroughly recommend this beach to families, superb!

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stunning beach, lovely and clean. Great for kids with lots of rock pools etc to explore. Beach as life guards during summer months. Car park is quite expensive but well worth it for a great day on the beach

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