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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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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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297 reviews 297 reviews
211 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We love this beach. Sandy, blue water, interesting rocks and sand dunes above. The dog loves it just as much, swimming in the rock pools. Beautiful, beautiful

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

ok beach. very exposed to the prevailing Westerly winds, so often has messy waves. Picks up more swell than many beaches in the area, so usually has bigger waves. Dirty looking grey sand towards godrevey end. Great cafe at Godrevey though! Often inundated with dogs.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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539 reviews 539 reviews
256 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are going for a winter walk go across an interesting piece of history. During the 1914-18 war period it is amazing that this whole area was a vast factory complex that produced explosives for the military. You will find the blast walls that surrounded the various mixing sheds,remains of roads etc, well worth a detour on the way... More

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North London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Gwithian Bay is a beautiful expansive beach with safe surfing in the lifeguarded area. Parking was easy - a bit of a walk to the beach (don't carry too much ...but don't forget your windbreak!) The cafe and shop at Gwithian offer good food and coffee (either to eat or takeaway to the beach) and some reasonably priced original surfware.... More

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