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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
  • 23
    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
Atmosphere

Called in a couple of times on our visit to Hayle.Due to Winter storms extensive work carried out at premises, now looks even better. As we entered we were approached by a lovely lady whom asked if we were parked on the 'pay and display' car park opposite, if so were we aware that the Council... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
MidsMark
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
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English first
Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Called in a couple of times on our visit to Hayle.Due to Winter storms extensive work carried out at premises, now looks even better. As we entered we were approached by a lovely lady whom asked if we were parked on the 'pay and display' car park opposite, if so were we aware that the Council parking officer was on... More 

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Cornwall
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 review
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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
111 reviews 111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
140 reviews 140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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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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