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10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
+44 1736 752575
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a cold wet windy day, this is the place to visit Really great staff, warm friendly and welcoming Great choice on the menu Went for lunch and had the fish and chips....massive piece of fish, lovely crispy tasty batter, chips, mushy peas and salad. Table in the window to take advantage of the great view to the ocean... More 

Thank Bobalobajob
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Hi, looks like you had a good time! Can't beat a good fish and chips. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place been a few times for breakfast and it rocks. Really cool beachy surroundings heat food friendly cool staff what's not to like. Our 3 dogs love it here too. Cheers

Thank Dockymomo
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, so glad you enjoy Sunset Surf. Come back and see us soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After reviewing the Sunset Surf last Sept and having a great experience we visited again this Easter Weekend. We visited on the Saturday and all but one of our party (me) ordered cream teas. When the cream teas arrived they looked so lovely I had an attack of food envy and decided that I too, would order a cream tea.... More 

2 Thank Leighl3
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive and clear review. It has nudged us into looking at our reservation policy and also last food orders system. Sometimes we all need a push to get on with these things! I was reticent to reserve you a table as we had recently been let down by several people booking tables and not turning up... More 

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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe off the beach, not the cheapest but good selection of fresh food and good coffee. Would certainly recommend.

Thank Elliottemilyharrison
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the kind review and for recommending us - it means a lot to us so please spread the word! More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Fantastic breakfast with an amazing view. Would definitely go back again, rugs provided if you want to sit outside & it's a bit chilly.

Thank Allison B
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your breakfast - it can be a bit chilly in the morning at Sunset Surf, but by lunch time it is toasty! More 

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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great views from this relaxed cafe. Good choice of food and drinks which are good value for money. Can recommend the beef nachos. Delicious!

Thank JaR1983
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for the positive feedback - much appreciated! More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't ask for a better place to eat and have the veiw of the beautiful Cornish sea. Breakfast amazing as usual and prepared by the lovely Mark who made our stay in Gwithian welcoming and relaxing. 2 eggs and no beans...... no fuss. Hope to see you again in the Summer........ Nikki x

Thank Nikki F
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

We love Mark as well - no kidnapping him please! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and drinks with friendly and helpful staff. A lovely place to visit to see the brilliant views. Dog and child friendly! Would highly recommend.

Thank katiegreystones
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Thanks Katie for the great review, look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here in and out of season over the years but the first under the new management. The new layout is great - not sure if there will be enough seating for the summer crowds. Best fishcakes I have eaten - not greasy but nice and light and tasty. The falafel burger was good too. Good selection of... More 

Thank Helen H
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Hi, welcome back! So glad you enjoyed your selves and approve of the little changes we have made. Funnily enough the benches create more seating - you'd never realise it would you. We look forward to seeing you again either in the Summer or Autumn. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The staff at sunset surf did brilliantly to accommodate a large group (10 adults and 5 children) with minimal notice for a birthday brunch. The good and drinks we're excellent-looking forward to coming back.

Thank jimmyj75
ACCS, Owner at Sunset Surf, responded to this review

Belated Happy Birthday - not a bad way to start a special day, hope it got better and better as the day went on! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 26
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle TR27 5BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Hayle
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 752575
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 business with minimal impact to the environment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?