Consider this tucked-away treasure on the beautiful North Cornwall coast. Picturesque beaches, unspoilt countryside and views that stretch for miles. Now imagine holidaying in your very own wooden beach chalet here, and let’s plan how you could spend that perfect time away! All our chalets are fully equipped so you wont even need to bring kitchenware.
Gwithian Sands is situated on the outskirts of the village of Gwithian, Hayle. Extensive sand dunes border the beautiful Gwithian Beach in West Cornwall. Located at the eastern end of St Ives Bay, between Hayle and Godrevy Point, three miles of golden sand beach make this an ideal spot for the family holiday.
Gwithian Sands is located next to the expansive, rolling grassy dunes of Gwithian and Upton Towans (a large site of special scientific interest, with abundant flowers, unusual plants and bird life - ideal for nature lovers), providing hours of safe play for children and beautiful and relaxing walks for adults.
A short walk, over the beautiful sand dunes, reaches the unspoilt beach at Gwithian, which is never crowded, even during the summer. The beach is excellent for bathing, while younger children can enjoy safe paddling in numerous rock pools. The beach is ideal for surfing, wind & kite surfing and bodyboarding. There are many local places of interest and the surrounding area is great for rambling.
This a very peaceful location and many people simply enjoy relaxing during the day, taking in the sun and allowing children (and adults!) to play on the Dunes. In the evening you can relax and unwind on your Chalet’s open plan decking and even dine Al Fresco. A home from home.
Gwithian, when the tide is low, is connected to other beaches that lead all the way to Hayle estuary. This three mile expanse is formed by Godrevy, Gwithian, Upton Towans, Mexico Towans and Hayle beach, which sits at the mouth of Hayle estuary.
Looking for a place to go with your dogs? Both the south-west section of Gwithian, Upton Towans and Mexico Towans allow dogs all year round — and the next beach over from Hayle beach, Porthkidney, is also dog friendly — so there’s plenty of space to let the dogs run.
Seasonal lifeguards serve the beaches here, so it’s a great place for those wanting to get in the water. You’ll find plenty of people in the water at most times of year, and although many will be surfers, there are plenty of windsurfers, kite-surfers and paddle-boarders about too, providing scenes of real adrenaline for onlookers on dry land.
Gwithian village itself is set back from the beach, hidden from view by the rolling Towans. This small hamlet is extremely pretty, and the local pub, the Red River Inn is a great place to grab a bite to eat and sample some local ales. For amenities and entertainment besides what can be found on the beach, head a few miles west of Gwithian to Hayle. This local town has plenty of supermarkets, restaurants and shops, while on the outskirts you will find some great farm shops.
Just a few miles further across the bay is St Ives. This beautiful town is a hive of activity during the summer, with local boutiques, restaurants and art galleries offering plenty to do all in a picturesque setting. For those looking to escape the crowds, a visit to St Ives out of season is a must. Its rich history of artists is commemorated by numerous museums and galleries, including the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth museum. St Ives is a great place to explore for anyone visiting the area, and why not make a day of it by including a stroll or sunbathe on the towns’ two main beaches, Porthmeor and Porthminster.
With all the attractions, shopping opportunities, wildlife spotting and long sandy beaches it is no surprise that the Gwithian area is a popular spot for holidays.