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Stunningly Beautiful

We absolutely love Gwithian it’s such a wonderfully natural place during any time of the year... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janice S
St Ives, United Kingdom
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A natural surprise awaits

Parked at the National Trust car park and set off to walk the headland. Unknown to us we came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruges, Belgium
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“rock pools” (37 reviews)
“sand dunes” (28 reviews)
“car park” (39 reviews)
St Ives Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We absolutely love Gwithian it’s such a wonderfully natural place during any time of the year. Make sure you look for the seal Colony in the cove over the hill.

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked at the National Trust car park and set off to walk the headland. Unknown to us we came across a seal colony occupying a quiet cove. Fantastic.

Thank andycole3434
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great Beach of St Ives as we were walking we could here young kids with their parents all in wets eager to get into the sea n try a bit of surf. It was great to see kids with phones in hands n why...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A favourite beach for us especially in the winter months when the tourists have gone home and dogs are allowed on the beach. Great walking, but also great for kids to dig and collect bits and pieces for beach art. Its a great favourite for...More

Thank Trewirgies
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is one of the finest beaches near St. Ives. There is ample car parking and good pathways to the beach. In October we nearly had the beach to ourselves with artists, surfers, dog walkers and horse trotters. For a very peaceful setting you must...More

Thank Ciaran B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A wonderful day out at a superb location. We will go back with our wellies as I would love to paddle in the rock pools.

Thank 720yvonnec
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Another my favourite beach! :)) I think around St.Ives are the most beautiful beaches in England. :) You have to really visit. :)) This beach is also sandy. I have never seen some tourists sunbathing here. The beach is for surfers. Near the beach are...More

Thank Vladka11
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Three miles of sand, the Atlantic Ocean, dunes, a seal colony, a lighthouse and all the fresh clean air you could want. Fabulous for dogs too although it's late October now so I would recommend seeing if there are summertime restrictions.

Thank Jan d
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We always visit this beach when in Cornwall. Big sandy beach with lifeguard cover. Park in the National Trust car Park and then a few minutes walk to the beach. Beach great for surfing, body boarding, kite flying and beach games.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great beach with easy access and a brilliant cafe (shame it overlooks the car park). Great for watching surfers and for dog walking. Dunes there for the non doggie months (boo).

Thank Biffsmum
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Questions & Answers
30 June 2016|
Response from Andrew F | 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.