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Gwithian Beach

St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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Visitors go to Hayle. Locals and surfers go to Gwithian

The top end of a lengthy beach which runs around St. Ives Bay and marks the end of a stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rick S
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Penhayle Bay
Best Beach in Cornwall

3 miles of golden sand. A truly beautiful beach and spotlessly clean. Water is beautiful too. Fave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mez L
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sand dunes” (30 reviews)
“rock pools” (37 reviews)
“car park” (40 reviews)
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St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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"sand dunes"
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"rock pools"
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"car park"
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"godrevy lighthouse"
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"sunset surf"
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"mile stretch"
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"jam pot"
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"miles and miles"
in 7 reviews
"body boarding"
in 17 reviews
"light house"
in 8 reviews
"great surfing"
in 6 reviews
"kite flying"
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"seal colony"
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"life guards"
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"summer months"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The top end of a lengthy beach which runs around St. Ives Bay and marks the end of a stunning clifftop walk from Portreath in the other direction. Favoured by the local surfing community (rated one of the best beach breaks in the UK with...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

3 miles of golden sand. A truly beautiful beach and spotlessly clean. Water is beautiful too. Fave beach in Cornwall

Thank Mez L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Car park right above this huge beautiful beach. Steps leading down . Dogs allowed on certain parts. There were loads of dogs being walked here. Rock pools & miles of sandy beach with a lighthouse thrown in for good measure! Perfect!

1  Thank lynn m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place with a car park , quite expensive parking, need to be able to walk a fair distance to get to the beach

Thank ben573
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Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing beach beautiful turquoise in colour not overcrowed the sand was so soft to lie on, you can have a surf lesson at this beach

Thank Bev D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's honestly gorgeous. The parking is cheap and the beach is glorious. If you're in the area bring a picnic blanket and take in the scenery.

Thank Toni May S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and raised in Cornwall and living within 10 minutes of this beach I think it's safe to say that I could give it a fair review. It is one of the top beaches in Cornwall during the summer months. It is stunning...More

3  Thank james t
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Stunning scenery, easy parking at several locations, good facilities. Dogs allowed all year on some parts, other parts restricted. Nice cafes. Shame I am 2hrs away! Will definitely return.

Thank Colin W
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We went here yesterday - having not been to this beach before. Our 4th holiday down here as well!! The tide was coming in which unfortunately impacted on the length of time we had on the beach - but will definitely be coming back. Parking...More

1  Thank BrionyParrott
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Nice clean beach, easy to access and very clean. Good resource for every body, but watch the tides as they can come in quickly

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MrPaulH10
June 30, 2016|
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Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
I can't see why not! Near Godrevy head the National Trust may ban it. The beach is very tidal and if you are responsible I can see no reason why not!
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millie070800
June 10, 2016|
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Response from IL1983 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs for a specific area for dogs to be walked on.
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