The Perfect Location for a Holiday in Cornwall

St Ives bay is renowned for its surfing and windsurfing and is well patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season. The beach is ideal for playing in the waves, large enough to find solitude and perfect for barbeques as the sun goes down.

John Miller painted most of his famous paintings of the view from his home on the Hayle river along the beach towards Godrevy and when you stand on the beach you can understand why. Virginia Woolf was equally inspired, writing To The Lighthouse after a visit to Godrevy Island.

 For those keen to explore the many clifftop paths and secluded coves then this area has much to offer. Gwithian truly is a place where you can get away from it all.

Gwithian Holidays is situated in the centre of Gwithian village surrounded by a gorgeous old church, a restored Methodist chapel, picturesque cottages and plenty of fields.

Within easy walking distance is a popular pub, the Red River Inn and three beach cafes all selling reasonably priced meals. The beach is just a few minutes walk away and seems to be where most of our guests spend a lot of their time.

Just a few miles inland is the town of Hayle which offers a good choice of pubs and places to eat and a few miles further lies the popular harbour town of St Ives with its countless cafes, bars and restaurants.

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Transport (getting to Gwithian):

Road: we are 10 minutes by car from the A30, leaving from either the Camborne West or Hayle exits.

Train: Gwithian is within easy reach of Redruth, Camborne and Hayle train stations, all of which are a short taxi ride away and have good connections with the rest of the UK rail network.

Coach: Hayle has a coach station, served by the National Express coach network.

Airports: Newquay is our nearest airport, a 45 minute drive away. Exeter and Bristol also provide some international services, 2 hours and 3 hours away respectively.

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Newquay Airport runs services by Flybe and Ryanair among others . Flybe connects to Holland and Germany via Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Hanover. Ryanair flies to and from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Doncaster, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Newcastle, Stansted and Gatwick airports. They also connect with Frankfurt Hahn airport. It is also possible to fly to and from the Isles of Scilly from Newquay Airport.

Competitive car hire is available from the airport.

Transport (around Gwithian and the St Ives Area):

Camborne train station has services to Truro and Plymouth.
Lelant Saltings station has an excellent park and ride service on the train into St Ives. Not only do you avoid trying to find a parking space in St Ives, but you also get the wonderful views over the sea from the train. The service runs every 30 minutes.
On the road into Truro is a large park and ride carpark, with buses into Truro every few minutes. Parking is free and it’s only £1 per person on the bus, free for the over 60s.
The beach, the surf school and a number of restaurants and cafes are within easy walking distance.

If you would to cycle while on holiday in Cornwall, please ask us about bike hire. We are only a few miles from the  Coast to Coast cycle path and a short drive from the famous Camel Trail so its well worth getting on two wheels during your stay.