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in the county of Cornwall
Gwithian beach, Cornwall

About Gwithian

Gwithian has a beautiful white sandy beach with frothy Atlantic rollers which act as a magnet for surfers, for this is one of Cornwall's top surfing spots.

In medieval times this was a popular settlement area, more latterly mines were of importance, these have now gone or are preserved as museum pieces, the area is now largely dependant upon tourism for its livelihood.

The beach stretches for more than three miles, it runs from Porth Kidney Sands to Godrevy Point. The beach is backed mostly by dunes, above which runs the North Cornwall Coastal Path. It is a beautiful area with stunning coastal cliff scenery.

Gwithian village is quite picturesque, it has thatched cottages, a church adorned with graceful pinnacles and an inn. It offers a variety of accommodation including a near-by camp site which is particularly appealing to families.

St. Ives is within easy reach, so to are the attractions of the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, St.Michaels Mount, Land's End and the Lizard Peninsula.

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Hayle (32 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction SW of Gwithian)

Three miles of golden sands backed by impressive sand dunes have made Hayle a perfect summer place for families to enjoy a holiday. It is an old town, made prosperous in the 18th-century when John Harvey opened his tin, copper and foundry business..

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St Ives (261 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(4.3 miles, 6.9 km, direction W of Gwithian)

There is a magical quality surrounding the whole of the Cornish coast of which St.Ives is a small but special part...

View of Portreath harbour, Cornwall

Portreath (54 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction NE of Gwithian)

Portreath lies on Cornwall's magnificent North-western coast, it occupies a picture-postcard valley setting of woods, streams and fine rural meadow-land, with its crowning glory being the beach lying beneath rugged cliffs topped with springy turf and heathers...

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Marazion (109 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction SW of Gwithian)

The picturesque village of Marazion with its quaint cottages, shops and pubs, is in a sublime position on the west Cornwall peninsula..

Gurnard Head from Zennor Head

Zennor (23 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction W of Gwithian)

This hauntingly beautiful village stands starkly above cliifs that in parts are over 300ft above the sea...

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Nearby attractions..

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy (47 Pictures)

(1.7 miles, 2.7 km, direction NW)

This hauntingly beautiful spot was initially made famous by centuries of shipwreck caused by perilous rocks scattered around its.....

Cornish Beam Engine, Pool, Cornwall - National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines (4 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.8 km, direction E)

This museum set on lonely cliffs far above the swirling Atlantic Ocean is where visitors to the area can learn all about.....

Carn Brae, Redruth, Cornwall, on a beautiful clear day

Carn Brae Castle (6 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction E)


Path through the village.

Chysauster Ancient Village (25 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction SW)

This is a classic prehistoric site, quite possibly a Celtic settlement occupied almost two thousand years ago. In its wild.....

St Michaels Mount from the gardens in Marazion

St Michaels Mount (138 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction SW)

The priory on St.Michael's mount is dedicated to the Archangel who is believed to have appeared to local fishermen in AD 495. The.....

Men an Tol, ancient monument in Cornwall

Men-an-Tol (2 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.3 km, direction W)

The Men-an-Tol is a massive round holed stone standing between two uprights. It quite probably dates from the Bronze-Age and may.....

Lanyon Quoit, (5,000-6,000 year old ancient burial chamber) Bosullow, Cornwall, England

Lanyon Quoit (3 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.3 km, direction SW)

In this moorland area thick with pre-historic remains, this is the most accessible and without doubt the most famous of all the.....

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