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Sunset Surf beachside cafe and licensed bar is open all year round, serving high quality food and drink, served fresh and prepared from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible. With breathtaking views of the beautiful St Ives bay, from Godrevy Lighthouse, along Gwithian Beach and across to St Ives, we provide the perfect setting for you to relax and enjoy your time with us. We are constantly working hard to improve everything we do, striving to provide you with the very best Sunset Surf experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We believe strongly in employing staff from the local area, working wherever possible with local suppliers and working hard to run a sustainable
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great setting, highly recommend, great food great staff and fantastic veiw out to see, will definitely be back very soon

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice setting looking out in the sea. Friendly service. Had eggs benedict and eggs royale - both delicious. Coffee was good.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much x x

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location right by Gwithian beach, lovely coffee and delicious cakes. We stopped by twice during our stay and the lady running it is so welcoming with a great sense of humour!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You are gorgeous - thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place with great food which is perfectly located for beach access. However, considering the pandemic's impact on businesses, why would you close at 1600 when there is a demand for your place? Most evenings, we left the beach between 1800-1900 and would have...gladly eaten at your place if you were open. Madness, really, when there were literally over 50 cars still in the car park at that time.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, as we replied on google, we are so respectful of our neighbours. We are here 365 days a year - give or take and so are they! Everyone deserves the peace and tranquility that Gwithian offers - why be greedy? Hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunset surf is behind the car park at Gwithian beach. They serve great breakfasts and good lunches. Always busy. They also hire out surf boards. They have a surf school which bases themselves from here. Location is great with fantastic views. Main lady who served...us was always super friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much, your review really means so much to us all!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little cafe. and the view of the beach is Amazing😊 Locaton is the best for anyone who visiting Hayle while you in Cornish Holiday 😀

Date of visit: September 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so lucky to have such an amazing location! Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Great little place with a fun atmosphere. Lovely food , coffee & milkshakes. Just perfect before or after a long walk or a surf on Gwithian Towans beach.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much, really glad you enjoyed your visit to us.

Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Right by the beach, this place is beautiful. Food was good and perfect for the price. Would have liked to have seen a larger portion but expected for 4 or 5 quid. Lovely staff. Would defo come back again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2021

Thanks for the review, not sure what you had to eat, but hope you enjoyed it anyway. Come and see again soon.

Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

This is an excellent cafe, although to be fair it's more a restaurant than cafe. Nice menu a lot of variety and good selection of drinks. We shared the 5 bean nachos and it beat us, superb tasty and huge! Staff friendly and professional with...a very quick turnaround on the food. We sat outside on the terrace which was lovely, great sea views as well.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2021

Thanks for giving the time to review... glad you had a good lunch with us. hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 July 2021

Really enjoyed the cheesy chips here. That's all I really wanted to write but I've got a minimum word count, so I'll add that the staff are friendly and the surfing was fun here.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Annabelle S, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2021

You are lovely, thank you!

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Yes we are most definitely complete with high chairs and a menu selection with gluten free and vegetarian options. We will always do what we can to help with both access and any other special requirements. As a small cafe we... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Surf

Yes, Sunset Surf offers takeaway services.

Sunset Surf is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5