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Gwithian beach Beach

Hayle, Cornwall

A long beautiful sandy rural beach, well known for surfing and seldom crowded. There is a cafe and beach shop by the main car park. An excellent place for a family day out. Note that there can be rip currents in the surf off the beach.

Beach Type



Cafe, beach shop


Surfing, swimming, walking

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dogs from Easter to October.


Nearest town: Hayle
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2268, -5.3936
Postcode: TR27 5BU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Gwithian is a couple of miles north of Hayle off the A30

Nearest Railway Stations

Hayle (Approx. 3 miles away)
Carbis Bay (Approx. 3 miles away)
Lelant Saltings (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lelant (Approx. 4 miles away)
St Ives (Cornwall) (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

Godrevy Towans, Gwithian (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Gwithian Towans, Hayle (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Fishermans Cove, Gwithian (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
North Cliffs - West, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
North Cliffs - middle, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Riviere Towans, Phillack (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Commercial Road, Hayle (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
North Cliffs - east, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
North Cliffs - Reskejeage Downs, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Hayle Station, Hayle (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Hayle