"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Gwithian beach

The Towans (Godrevy) is on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sand and rock beach resort, approximately 670 metres wide, backed by sand dunes.

Beach type: Sandy

Nearest town: Hayle

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW580418


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Gwithian beach

  • Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre (2m)
  • Hayle Swimming Pool (3m)
  • Paradise Park (4m)
  • Penwith Galleries (4m)
  • Tehidy Country Park (4m)
  • Trevithick Cottage (4m)
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (4m)
  • Tate St Ives (4m)
  • Tate Gallery St Ives (4m)
  • Royal Cinema (4m)
  • Coast 2 Coast Karting (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Hayle Library
Commercial Road
TR27 4DE

Phone 01736 753 196
Email hayletouristinformation@cornwall.gov.uk

Seasonal opening

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 27 May


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 95%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 86%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 77%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 79%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 83%
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Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:47 BST
(05:47 GMT)
Low Tide
13:17 BST
(12:17 GMT)
High Tide
19:10 BST
(18:10 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Gwithian beach

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.

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