Gyllyngvase Beach
Gyllyngvase Beach
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Russy3024
Surrey, UK489 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We came here just before lunch on Wednesday, attempted to park in the nearest car park (Queen Mary Road) but it was packed out, no big deal though as just up the hill a bit there is plenty of street parking.
I thought that the beach was supposed to be sandy but when we were there the tide was quite high and the top of the beach was a stony/gravel mix which was harsh on the feet. As expected, the beach was very busy but we were able to get enough space to put up our small tent. Bought lunch at the Gylly beach cafe, after queuing up for about 40 mins and spending £15 on two standard hot dogs (completely overpriced but expected at the location)
The water itself was clean and minimal waves, so good for the younger kids. There were also a few rockpools there which we explored until the tide came in. There are toilets there, but like the cafe the queues were huge. Overall it was okay but maybe we had been spoiled by spending the previous week over at Hayle, near St Ives, where the beaches are simply spectacular and not nearly half as busy. Would not bother to come to this one again.
Written 5 August 2021
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OffTheFence
Sheffield, UK27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Is Gyllingvase beach the worst in Cornwall? We think so. Maybe we went on a bad day? Certainly within distance of people that think it’s ok to swear and smoke their “stuff” in front of young children. You move, similar group of people in the next spot too. To top it off, the mix of hard shingle and sand … errrgh. Defo one to avoid in our opinion.
Written 20 July 2021
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Sonja P
Plymouth, UK417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Beach was opposite our hotel and is well used by families and swimmers even in March. There is a Take-Away outlet with picnic benches on the beach as well as a cafe with indoor seating and a terrace. There are public toilets but we didn't use those. No Lifeguard
Written 23 March 2022
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
A lovely, wide, clean sandy beach which is ideal for children. There's a cafe right on the beach and toilet facilities are available at the back. Car parking is available within walking distance. From a photographer's point of view, when the sun rises on a clear day it's an ideal spot for pictures. Not so good when the sun is setting but there is still a lovely hue in the sky.
Written 26 January 2022
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TheLoftysPoole
Poole, UK1,276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed our day on the beach during an unseasonably warm day. It did get too busy later in the day so we left as social distancing was difficult. The sea is a beautiful turquoise at some points and it’s a stunning bay. There’s good amenities, clean loos too.
The sand is quite gritty and very stoney as you go into the sea - we wished we had our swim shoes.
All in all well worth a visit.
Written 13 September 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
A lovey, sandy beach very family friendly. There is a pay and display car park nearby with a restaurant and toilets and a small Tesco supermarket at the rear of the beach. At sunrise, if you've got the right conditions, it is a must a for photographers.
Written 30 March 2023
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~ SURFING MONKEY ~
Chester, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This beach never disappoints always amazing. It’s are favourite beach.

My son enjoyed him self (Eating sand)

Dog loves it here (Its his favourite)

I understand restrictions for dogs through the summer but they are aloud on 6pm onwards when restrictions are in effect at peak months.
Out of peak months anytime. It effects us being dog owners but not anything to give it any less stars. But really not a big issue.

Best beach in Falmouth busy in peak great all year round gets quieter out of peak

Very popular beach 🏖

We will always return
Written 1 August 2022
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Lee H
St Helens, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Had an absolutely brilliant day here with my family. As a wheelchair user I say with confidence that this is the most accessible beach I've been to in the UK. Parking just up the road, easy access from the street, disabled toilet and a sand chair that can be booked for the day free of charge. There are shops and cafes and beach activities for everyone and all of the staff were extremely helpful. Even the hired kayaks are accessible with fixed seats that can be added. I highly recommend a visit to this place, I will definitely be back.
Written 12 August 2021
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Taylorsouthwest
Taunton, UK387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Lovely beach with restaurant, cafe, toilets. Sand and fine shingle and tiny pebbles. Good for swimming. Families happily playing. In the afternoon lots of students from the local uni came down so very busy and not too much privacy space between groups for private conversation but it was a gd atmosphere and we enjoyed 3 days sat on the beach.
Written 11 May 2024
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MwD78
Chippenham, UK52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We stopped here to stretch our legs and had a lovely walk along the coastal path. We walked down on the beach but found it quite stoney and nicer sand further up the bank. Worth wearing beach shoes. Very busy when we got there again struggled with social distancing due to so many people on the beach.
Written 23 July 2020
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