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Crystal clear Sea and golden Sands

Never have I experienced a beach so beautiful in the Uk. The sands were an amazing golden colour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
philcooney
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Beautiful sandy beach

Beautiful sandy beach with varying waves on a still day the water is clear and almost like the Med... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flowerpot606
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never have I experienced a beach so beautiful in the Uk. The sands were an amazing golden colour, very soft to walk on. The ocean was so clear I felt like I was in the Caribbean. There was plenty of life guards stationed at different...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank philcooney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful sandy beach with varying waves on a still day the water is clear and almost like the Med but on choppy days riding the waves is great.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank flowerpot606
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach where you can walk, relax and take in the sights. My dogs loved the walk, smiling and wagging their tails all the way along!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Coastal813201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning beach great for surfing and great restaurants near by. Not over crowded beach bar servicing alcoholic drinks as well as soft drinks and a wonderful snack menu.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank susan b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Miles of beautiful sand. Possibly one of the best beaches I have visited. Lovely views to St Ives in one direction and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Trr2003
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

This was the point in my South West Coast Path Day 19 walk from Portreath to St Ives where the cliffs turned to sand.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful beach but use the other car parks. This privately run car park has the payment machine well ahead of entering the car park. It’s a steep walk down and back up to the car park so unless you want the physical challenge it takes...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank catrionam877
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Lovely cafe and beautiful beach! Amazing views and full of people around. The lighthouse is a plus not to be missed .

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank prado_carlos
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Love Gwithian. Fantastic all year round. Perfect for family’s rock pooling and sand castles, paddling and picnics. Lots of room to run around on the grass above the sand. In the winter there’s nothing better than watch the weather from your car or Taking a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Lovely beach when the tide is out.bit of a walk and hilly in places.just a shame some people cant pick up after their dogs. The view is worth the longish walk..

Date of experience: April 2019
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John L
May 19, 2019|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Some parts you can, others are time-restricted.
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Neva A
July 20, 2018|
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Response from val9999 | Reviewed this property |
No camping on the beach.
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MrPaulH10
June 30, 2016|
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Response from 872andrewf | 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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