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Sunset Surf

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Café, British, Family Fare, Healthy
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10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
+44 1736 752575
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sunset Surf beachside cafe and licensed bar is open all year round...
Sunset Surf beachside cafe and licensed bar is open all year round, serving high quality food and drink, served fresh and prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible. With breathtaking views of the beautiful St Ives bay, from Godrevy Lighthouse, along Gwithian Beach and across to St Ives, we provide the perfect setting for you to relax and enjoy your time with us. We are constantly working hard to improve everything we do, striving to provide you with the very best Sunset Surf experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We believe strongly in employing staff from the local area, working wherever possible with local suppliers and working hard to run a sustainable business with minimal impact to the environment.
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Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food!Great Location

We live locally and decided to give the Sunset Surf a try as have not visited since it has had a makeover. The menu choice was really great, prices reasonable and specials available. i had the bubble and squeak with home made sausage patty which was tasty and plentiful. The staff were helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
bluejuice
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Cornwall
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cornwall
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We live locally and decided to give the Sunset Surf a try as have not visited since it has had a makeover. The menu choice was really great, prices reasonable and specials available. i had the bubble and squeak with home made sausage patty which was tasty and plentiful. The staff were helpful and friendly and my overall experience was... More 

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

On a beautiful sunny February day, we came here for coffees and hot chocolates to take away. Great selection and very tasty. Would love to come back and savour coffees and the view on the decking.

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Camborne, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We live locally but havent been here for awhile. Walking up to it we were delighted to see the new decking etc which fits in with the surfy theme and area. Disappointed that a lot of the tables hadnt been cleared, the female staff weren't friendly and the lad was too busy on his mobile. The only friendly face was... More 

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London
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

So from the perspective of a family of 5 with requirement for gluten free options, value for money with considered food I give this 5 stars. We have been in Gwithian for the last 4 summers and been at sunset surf for breakfast, snacks and dinners. Food cooked to order, simple twists in a largely simple menu - more elaborate... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I often visit Hayle and this is an absolute must on every occasion. It has a large car park with walks right across to Godrevy and back towards Hayle - along the beach and the sand dunes. It has recently been refurbished to increase the seating area inside and outside. The raised decking is now protected with glass and has... More 

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Hayle, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Sunset Surf is a bright friendly eatery,good service friendly staff and a beautiful setting with views across to St Ives Bay. The menu is extensive and caters for vegetarians too.I have been going there for some years and never been disappointed. It has now had an extensive makeover and is even better.There are numerous burgers to choose from, natchos, salads... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We have been visiting Sunset Surf since 1981. It has changed over the years. We used to stay in the chalets & the children used to spend their pocket money in the Sunset Surf shop. Now it tends to sell different things. It's a shame this beach has turned into a surfing & kiteing beach and everything here has become... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Sunset Surf ...... Just the name conjures up the magic of Cornwall for us. We have been visiting the cafe for years but got a lovely surprise this year when we saw the revamped and very much improved frontage with its smart terrace overlooking Gwithian beach. The weather early October was very good, so we took advantage of sitting out... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

i never knew this place existed until today....despite living locally for 30 years. Thoroughly enjoyed lunch today. We were a large party and the service was good. We had pre-ordered and the meals all came out with our names.....good attention to detail. Will defo visit again...hope to try breakfast soon.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The food at Sunset surf is just terrible.They could do with a new chef. £10.00 for a small burger and over cooked chips.The whole menu Is just overpriced with no taste,I've tasted better food at Mc Donald's at a fraction of the price.The staff could do with being a bit Friendlier,to some of them it's seems too much effort.A terrible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Hayle
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 752575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 30
  • Cuisine: Café, British, Family Fare, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

Sunset Surf beachside cafe and licensed bar is open all year round, serving high quality food and drink, served fresh and prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible. With breathtaking views of the beautiful St Ives bay, from Godrevy Lighthouse, along Gwithian Beach and across to St Ives, we provide the perfect setting for you to relax and enjoy your time with us. We are constantly working hard to improve everything we do, striving to provide you with the very best Sunset Surf experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We believe strongly in employing staff from the local area, working wherever possible with local suppliers and working hard to run a sustainable business with minimal impact to the environment.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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