Things to do in Gwithian
Things to do in Gwithian



Things to do in Gwithian – Explore why Gwithian is becoming everyone’s top choice for surf lessons.

If you’re looking for things to do in Gwithian, learning to surf is an excellent choice. Situated at the northern tip of St Ives Bay, Gwithian Beach boasts Cornwall’s longest stretch of golden sand, spanning over 3 miles. Just 2 miles from the fishing town of Hayle and 4 miles from the popular tourist destination of St Ives, Gwithian offers ample space for water sports enthusiasts, including bodyboarding, coasteering, kayaking and, of course, surfing.

For the past two decades, Gwithian has been the proud home of our surf school, ‘Global Boarders.’ Located conveniently next to Gwithian’s only beachfront café/bar, ‘Sunset Surf,’ our exclusive facilities include heated changing rooms, private toilets, and showers for our customers’ comfort. Join us for a variety of daily surf lessons, including beginner, improver surf lessons, and family sessions.

Every lesson at Global Boarders includes full equipment hire and lasts 2 to 2.5 hours, ensuring you have everything you need for an enjoyable and memorable surfing experience.

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Praa Sands Surf School run by Global Boarders.


As one of the founding surf schools at Gwithian Beach, we're proud to be based at the iconic Sunset Surf Cafe. We're open year-round, offering surf lessons of the highest standard for all ages and group sizes.


Gwithian boasts some of the most iconic scenery in Cornwall, with the majestic Godrevy Lighthouse standing tall over the 3 miles of golden sands at Gwithian Beach. The entire area is part of a protected nature reserve, where you might even spot wild ponies grazing among the dunes.

Coasteering Adventures Praa Sands Person Jumping Icon.


Join us on Coasteering Adventures across Cornwall, where we offer 3 incredible routes at 3 stunning locations. Discover why coasteering is becoming the UK's fastest-growing watersports activity.


Experience the beauty of Cornwall on a sea kayak tour starting from the nearby Hayle Estuary, known as one of Cornwall's most picturesque locations. Glide along the crystal-clear waters, taking in the breathtaking scenery and coastal landmarks from a unique perspective.



Things to do in Gwithian

Beginner Surf Lessons

The perfect option for someone who has never surfed before or had a few lessons months / years ago and need a refresher!
Our lessons run for 2 hours, suitable for ages 8 and up, and include all necessary equipment.

1 Lesson - £40.00 per person.

Things to do in Gwithian

Family Surf Lessons

Learning to surf together as a family is one of Cornwall's most memorable outdoor experiences. Spend 2 hours riding the waves, celebrating great rides, and sharing laughs over entertaining wipeouts.

Group prices - £40.00 per person
Private prices - £60.00 per person (3-5 people)

Things to do in Gwithian

Private Surf Lessons

Book a private lesson and accelerate your progress. Experience a personalised session tailored to your specific needs and ambitions.

Prices start at £60 per person (based on a group of 3-5 people)

Come and surf at Cornwall's longest beach!

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