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Sunset Surf

10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
+44 7974 345651
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
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Reviewed today

Visited on a rainy day. There were lots of people there enjoying breakfast, which looked substantial. Coffee and cake we had was great. Good place to stop if you are walking along the coast path.

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Revisited this cafe yesterday as a convenient halfway stop on our beach walk. Last time just a drink but yesterday timed it for lunch. Asked for the cream tea for two and TWICE requested that the scones be served COLD as I find the smell...More

Thank janetgreenhill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for coffee and Gluten Free cake but the menu looked great and the owner said could do most things Gluten Free so would recommend.

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

We can do most of the menu gluten free - always worth asking. Thanks for the lovely review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views, friendly service, super clean and comfortable, dogs are allowed inside although there is a lovely seating area outside too, there is a car park right across the road. The full english breakfast was sublime, I'm a picky eater but couldn't fault a thing,...More

Thank Traveller-381
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Traveller-381, so glad you enjoyed your breakfast - hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful little place with great sea views - so good we ate there twice during our week's holiday, once for brunch (cream tea) and once for lunch (burger and chips). Everything was delicious, prepared quickly and delivered by a friendly staff member. We sat...More

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

We'll put this review up for all the staff to see - it's a good morale booster! Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch and drinks after a lovely day on the beach with our dog today. What a gem of a cafe; service was excellent, food and drink was great and the sun-trap terrace with views of the ocean simply amazing. I would highly...More

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

The view is very distracting! Really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch, come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for breakfast at the end of a long drive and it was absolutely fantastic. We come to St Ives every year and a breakfast visit to Sunset Surf will definitely become part of our holiday from now on.

Thank westcountrymum2017
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hope you had a good drive back home as well - we'll be here for your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to my visit to this cafe, but we received an unfriendly welcome and won't be going back again. Shame because it's got bubble and squeak on the menu and I would have liked to try that, but at 315.pm they...More

Thank Karen W
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Karen, really sorry to hear that you did'nt get our usual friendly welcome. This is something that we pride ourselves on as you can see from various reviews. Can you let me know when you visited and I can look into it further.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in the week for a late lunch & received a warm welcome from staff who were very helpful. A great menu, lots of variety & they do offer gluten free options too. The staff will accommodate where they can. We ordered the Chicken Caesar...More

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

Thanks for the lovely review - and so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Yes, it is looking a little unloved downstairs, no excuses, we are still working out if it is better to pave that area rather than have the worn out grass.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and lovely view from the cafe to watch the sea and surfers. Really recommend for family, solo and couples and even bring your dogs into the cafe for a nice chill.

Thank Joe P
Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Joe P, good moral booster!

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Questions & Answers
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$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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