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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. Use our St Ives vacation builder to visit Gwithian Beach on your trip to St Ives, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I walked along the whole of the beach from The Bluff in Hayle over to Gwithian and I was absolutely blown away by its beauty. I loved this place so much so I have decided that in 2018 I will be ditchi...  more »
  • We've been to Majorca, Egypt, Spain, Tunisia, Cuba but my god, for us this is the best beach in the world. A huge stretch of golden untouched sand and sandunes to explore and play in. Sections that ar...  more »
  • Miles and miles of sand with beautiful views of Godrevy and St Ives with lovely soft yellow sand. Surf lessons available and good parking arrangements .RNLI cover in peak times worn checking times bef...  more »

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Where to stay in St Ives

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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