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Sunset Surf

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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: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Great place to relax next to the beach - good sunset view!

Just visited here for some cocktails on their late night opening - they only open late on certain days (check the board, but usually Fridays and Saturdays). They serve food which looks good. They didn't have a cocktail menu, but when I asked they made me a lovely fruity cocktail! Sat outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Romantic
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just visited here for some cocktails on their late night opening - they only open late on certain days (check the board, but usually Fridays and Saturdays). They serve food which looks good. They didn't have a cocktail menu, but when I asked they made me a lovely fruity cocktail! Sat outside watching the sunset

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a great family place to eat, so much so we did - twice. We came off the beach and went in for dinner, great for kids and adults. They even have their own arcade! Food is good, reasonably priced but the view is spectacular! We will be back, next year.

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Berkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I really like the way cafes around the coast are modernising themselves in a clean, uncluttered and cool way. The Sunset Surf is the same, glass, bleached wood, kid and dog friendly, surfboards and wetsuits abound. The food and drinks were good and great views of the sea (of course!)

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Popped in for a "hangover" fry up after a night out. The windy beach clears your mind and the super-strong coffee helps as well. My pictures show the food and I guess that's all I need to say really.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We returned to Sunset Surf during our recent holiday to Gwithian. We have been here many times before and we had always enjoyed the relaxed feel of the place, especially the relaxing chairs in the garden. We were slightly disappointed to find it had been "done up" and not in a very sympathetic way. The cafe used to have a... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Warm friendly welcome with a fantastic view. Really great choice on the menu, something for all tastes. Super value breakfast served till 11.30 am. Grab your bacon and egg and tuck in while you watch the ocean waves rolling in. Lovely fresh atmosphere, great service. Plenty of outdoor seating for those barmy summer days

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

We were advised by hotel to have dinner here. The view was beautiful and with good weather a brilliant place to enjoy the beach feel. But unless you enjoy very greasy food do not have dinner here! Even the children complained of an upset stomach afterwards. Would recommend to have a drink first and have dinner elsewhere.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have been visiting here for some years, and every year it just gets better and better. This is our first visit since the refurb and we were not disappointed. We had the most fabulous breakfast . This is probably one of our favourite places to eat in the UK.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Lovely spot outside when it's warm and cozy enough inside in the winter. Great location near the beach. The ceam tea was lovely and the pulled pork nachos are also a winner. Service is a little on the slow side when they're busy but the staff are very friendly. Proper job!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As a local I used to visit summer and winter. It always had that Cornish 'surfy' feel. Until now. Like many other places it's had a refurb and lost it's way. It looked good from the car park but the closer we got the more I had a sinking feeling. Once inside the noise of the customers scrapeing the plastic... More 

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Additional Information about Sunset Surf

Address: 10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 752575
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Hayle
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
Average Prices: USD $3 to $31
Cuisine: Cafe, British, Family Fare, Healthy

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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 to $31
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British, Family Fare, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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