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Gwithian Beach, St Ives

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Unwind at Gwithian Beach, a vast expanse of sand in Carbis Bay. This huge stretch has long shallows during low tide, making for great strolls and views. An offshore lighthouse on a tiny island adds to the scene, coupled by outcrops of rock and sand dunes. Climb and hike along high cliffs, or go windsurfing and kite surfing on the strong waves. The beach has a public restroom, cafe, shop, and windsurfing shack. For travelers who use our international travel planner, St Ives holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gwithian Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Great beach for relaxing and body boards/surfing. Two good food servic points with toilets. Not many other facilities but if you go here you know that's the case.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Visited here twice during our recent trip to Cornwall. The parking is not too far from beach and there is a cafe there, but you need to get there early for space. We preferred the south side of the be...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Having holidayed here for the last couple of years we just love this place and its fantastic beach. There's the odd cafe and surf clubs along the beach plus car parks.  more »

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A guest room along one of the cobbled Victorian streets, such as Fore Street, provides access to pubs, restaurants and the harbor. For spectacular views over the sea, consider a hotel near the water. Book harborside lodging early because seaside rooms fill up fast, especially during the holiday season. Inland from the southern coastline, renovated shepherd's huts and cottages provide shelter among the hills.
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