There’s a lot to love about Gwithian holidays; nestled in St Ives Bay and with staggering views out over Godrevy Lighthouse, Gwithian beach remains a popular vacation destination thanks to golden sand, clear water and wild dunes that shelter the beach from the elements. It’s superb surfing conditions have also led to it being listed among the top 10 surf locations in England by the Sunday Times, and as part of St Ives Bay’s famed ‘three miles of golden sand’, it is the longest and most spacious beach in Cornwall.
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A popular spot for beach goers of all ages, the rugged beauty of the nearby nature reserve forms a stunning backdrop, while the surrounding coastline’s terrain means there are plenty of rockpools for exploring. The biggest and best-known ‘Sheep Dips’ is a large pool formed between two big sets of rocks, and with water warmer than the Atlantic it’s a fabulous place for swimming.
Gwithian Beach Surf School is based at Sunset Surf Café right on the beach and offers beginner and improver lessons meaning anyone can take to the waves no matter their age or ability, and with all equipment available for hire, learning to surf has never been easier.
Just three miles north-east of Hayle and four miles east of St Ives, Gwithian is well-placed for discovering and exploring both the beaches and the towns of the area, with places like Carbis Bay and Lelant within easy reach.
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