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Brilliant Bay for exploring and surfing or just walking.

Gwithian beach is often very windy, but is worth exploring as well as visiting the neighbouring... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Charles B
Holiday dog walk

Stunning beach, superbly clean and wonderful walks. We went back three times it was so lovely... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Gwithian beach is often very windy, but is worth exploring as well as visiting the neighbouring area of Godrevy Point. Surfers are often seen riding the very 'exciting' waves.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles B
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Stunning beach, superbly clean and wonderful walks. We went back three times it was so lovely. Weather was superb and being in October meant we could take our dogs, loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank karenhP5011UQ
Reviewed 12 October 2018

What country are we in? Absolutely not what I expected at all. Awesome. Glorious day, miles and miles of yellow sand, next to no one there. Spend an hour or a day and you will feel uplifted.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Inspire736614
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Just up on top the sand dunes is where my husband’s family home has been and it’s become a summer tradition for the entire family to meet there one sunny summer’s day to picnic & play cricket. There are always professional life guards present and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sreejackson
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Keep it quiet but this is one of the best and least used beaches in Cornwall. It has a lovely café at the lighthouse end of the beach, I would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rich1210
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Beach to envy any found in the Med and with remarkably fewer people! We parked up in the national trust carpark (free for members) and enjoyed a varied and interesting walk along the beach towards the lighthouse and returning by the clifftop path. The scenery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EEJoneir
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visited this beach so that the kids could body board. Nice beach but bring your own food and drinks, the on beach coffee hut is expensive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank richandrhekids
Reviewed 15 September 2018

If was so fun and so hot. The sea felt amazing and it was the perfect sand for building sand castles. Can’t wait to go back next year!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GrishGrish
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Beautiful from sunrise to sunset, dogs allowed before 8am or after 7pm, a long wide expanse of sand at low tide is perfect for you and your four–legged friends. It’s just a shame some owners let clearly-aggressive dogs off the lead and wonder why they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AG_Man_12
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Visited this fantastic beach for the first time 2 weeks ago on Bank Holiday weekend. The beach is soooooo clean and inviting with very observant lifeguard patrols. The surf is great for our gkids aged 5 and 7 with their bodyboards on the flat. Dogs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Neva A
20 July 2018|
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Response from Will_in_St_Ives | Reviewed this property |
No,it's National Trust for the most part and there's no camping on the beach. There is a camp site just up the road at gwithianfarmdotcodotuk which is also close to a pub!
30 June 2016|
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!
10 June 2016|
Response from IL1983 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any signs for a specific area for dogs to be walked on.