If you are looking for a nice relaxing holiday then look no further than Gwithian in the county of Cornwall, which is in the south west corner of England. It is sandwiched between the open countryside and sand dunes and will suit the holiday needs of anyone. Here visitors will find several different places to stay including self catering accommodation, farms, cottages, campsites and B&Bs.
Gwithian beach is popular with tourists throughout the year especially surfers, windsurfers, kitesurfers, surf kayakers and stand-up paddlers. To the east of the village is Gwithian Towans, which is an area of coastal duneland and is said to cover the site of a bronze-age farm. In nearby Hayle the estuary is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) site, which is very popular with bird-watchers throughout the year.
Angling is very popular in Cornwall including offshore and river fishing with Marazion Angling club in Hayle just four miles from Gwithian. About 10 miles away there is entertainment for the whole family at the Flambards Experience with award winning exhibitions, exciting rides, family shows, live entertainment and glorious gardens.
People on self catering holidays may also like to eat at the local cafes and pubs situated in and around Gwithian. In nearby Hayle there is a good choice of pubs and eateries, while a few miles further is the popular harbour town of St Ives, which features many more cafes, bars and restaurants. Gwithian is only a small village and does not have much in the way of shops, but the Hayle, St Ives and Fowey have numerous specialist stores and markets.
Falmouth, Truro, Lands End, The Lizard peninsula, Newquay, the outdoor Minack Theatre and the Eden Project are all within easy driving distance. Cornwall boasts numerous fascinating historic buildings including a 15th century church in Sancreed, Pendennis Castle, which is about 14 miles away.
There are many gardens to visit in the area too such as Penjerrick Garden, Trebah Garden and Lamorran House Gardens. Visitors will also find a number of galleries and museums nearby including Cornwall’s oldest museum – Wayside Folk Museum just eight miles away.
The warmest time of the year to visit Cornwall is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 to 20 degrees centigrade. Between April and July are usually the driest months while December and January is the wettest time of the year with 110 to 120mm average rainfall per month.
Newquay Airport can be reached via the A30 and is about 45 minutes drive from Gwithian, with operators such as Flybe taking passengers to UK cities such as London Gatwick and Edinburgh and Air Southwest flying to Bristol, London City, Dublin, Leeds and Newcastle amongst others. The nearest train station is at Hayle, which is approximately three miles away and has daily direct services to and from Plymouth, which in turn has a rail service to London Paddington.