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Sunset Surf

10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
+44 7974 345651
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (10 reviews)
“ciabatta” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
10:00 - 21:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe has such a great vibe about it. It's staff are friendly and laid back, the food is absolutely delicious and they had no problem with our just-started-to-walk son trying to constantly invade the behind-bar area! Even if you don't have any main dishes...More

Thank Anna-Lisa D
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What do you mean... we were secretly training him! Give him a couple of years and a few more inches he'll be scooping from the ice cream freezer with the rest of us! Great to see you and hope to have you back to Sunset...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What could be better than enjoying a full English with an excellent latte, looking out over the sea? One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a fair while: not too much of anything, but with a (very tasty) sausage, bacon, black and white pudding...More

Thank Brian C
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brian C - what a lovely review, so glad you enjoyed our breakfast and hope to see you again soon..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called back here several years after our last visit to find the place bigger and with newish owners. Left our two terriers outside while we popped in for a quick snack. It was quiet and we had time to chat with...More

Thank Samuel B
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much, it is a pleasure to own such a wonderful cafe in the most beautiful place - I could be a little biased!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to the beach and car park. Excellent food, good service and a very friendly atmosphere. We sat outside, overlooking the fantastic Gwithian beach with our dog by our side. Would not hesitate to return.

Thank Colin W
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Colin, looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 13 April 2018

As busy as ever even with the poor weather. Service very slick for drinks and cake but cooked food taking a little longer. Love the surfing referenced pebbles used to 'number' your order!

Thank Paul N
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review, just so you know we do cook all our food to order so it can take a bit longer than other places - apologies, but worth the wait. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Very good food,good selection of food and drinks,service was spot on,great location with stunning views,and last but not least the staff were very friendly and helpful,

Thank Kevin H
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, we really appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We like this little place, the owners are lovely and very attentive. The food good and I would totally recommend the Hash. Brother and his wife liked and praised the Nacho's highly. Kids enjoy it in there and the view of the beach is good....More

Thank Matthew R
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Lovely review - thank you, come back and see us soon.....

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Went in for a coffee and a few bits for the kids. The lady on the counter was extremely unpleasant. The girls that served the tables were nice though... not a place we want to come back, it was much nicer before, such a shame

1  Thank Francisca C
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

So sorry that you feel that your visit was not as you had envisaged - we do hope that you will give us another chance.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had to be back early on that day, so we planned everything carefully, took the train to the West Coast and made sure we’d have two hours to surf. The part of the plan that failed was that we had planned to rent boards...More

Thank Abv R
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Yes, you are quite right we were really busy and did not have the opportunity to serve you with the surf hire - perhaps you could of rung before to let us know what you needed and we could of had it ready for you...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

Stopped off after a chilly beach walk for hot drinks. Coffee and hot chocolate all excellent, food looked good too and we almost stayed for lunch. Dogs are welcomed.

Thank s0n0r0us
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for the kind review, I hope you can stay for lunch next time!

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15 January 2015|
Response from Alistair B | Property representative |
Yes we are most definitely complete with high chairs and a menu selection with gluten free and vegetarian options. We will always do what we can to help with both access and any other special requirements. As a small cafe we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Hayle
  • Phone Number: +44 7974 345651
  • E-mail
Sunset Surf beachside cafe and licensed bar is open all year round, serving high quality food and drink, served fresh and prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible. With breathtaking views of the beautiful St Ives bay, from Godrevy Lighthouse, along Gwithian Beach and across to St Ives, we provide the perfect setting for you to relax and enjoy your time with us. We are constantly working hard to improve everything we do, striving to provide you with the very best Sunset Surf experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We believe strongly in employing staff from the local area, working wherever possible with local suppliers and working hard to run a sustainable business with minimal impact to the environment.
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