This is your guide to places to eat in and around Gwithian. The place is big, sandy and has escaped a lot of development in comparison to other areas of the coast — it’s why people love it so much, but eateries are spread out across three miles of sand dunes. So to ensure you can find the right place for your vibe, here is our list of cafes, pubs & bars, chippies and restaurants.
And if you want to stay in this duney paradise, we have a collection of beach chalets a stone’s throw from the beach…
Sunset Surf Cafe, Gwithian Towans (featured). A great cafe, right by Gwithian Beach (next to the car park) offering everything from hot drinks to lovely feasts. Lots of space for dining outside and surf hire is underneath the cafe.
Godrevy Cafe, Godrevy. Offering all the sweat and savoury favourites to hungry surfers, beach-goers and intrepid coastal ramblers. An upper level of seating gives you a great view of the dunes and sea beyond.
Trevaskis Farm Cafe and Farm Shop, Connor Down (featured). A must. Expect a lively and friendly atmosphere, home-cooked food of all descriptions and death-defying puddings. As well as the restaurant and cafe, there is a great farm shop with butchery, fresh fish and deli.
Hungry Horsebox, Godrevy. This is a pop-up cafe right on Godrevy beach. Generally open from Easter until the end of October Half Term.
Hell’s Mouth Cafe, Godrevy. This delightful little cafe can be found on the road from Godrevy to Portreath. A great pit stop for ramblers on the coastal path.
The Jam Pot Cafe, Gwithian Towans (featured). This is a delightful cafe close to Gwithian’s beach chalets. It has a seating area in an old huer’s hut — amazing views.
Pasties and chips
Philps Pasties, Hayle. Trevaskis has the best pasties, but Philps is epic and a close second with flakey pastry and fine filling — and you can grab and go more easily in the middle of Hayle!
Pubs and bars
Red River Inn, Gwithian Village. The local pub within walking distance of the dunes, perfect for drinks and a hearty meal after a day on the beach.
The Bucket of Blood, Lelant near Hayle. Authentic Cornish pub with very low beamed ceilings and good pub-grub — one to post on Facebook.
The Rockpool, Godrevy. The local ‘cool’ eatery, perfect for well-deserved post-surf grub. Great for seafood, posh burgers, coffee and drinks — by the turning to Godrevy point.
Lula Shack, Hayle. Don’t be fooled by the name, this is probably the most comfortable shack there is — the views aren’t bad either. Great breakfast selection.