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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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  • This is a stunning beach protected by life guards and great for waves. We took a family holiday here and there was plenty of room for sports and sand castles without visitors being on top of each othe...  more »
  • Worth going to look at the Seals, there are better beaches but watching the waves and looking out to the Lighthouse is nice.  more »
  • We used to visit this beach of an early evening whilst staying in St Ives and love to watch the surfers and the sun go down. It's a beautiful stretch of coastline. Even in March if you're wrapped up w...  more »