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Gwithian is a coastal village in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is three miles (5 km) northeast of Hayle and four miles (6.5 km) east of St Ives, Cornwall across St Ives Bay. Gwithian is in the civil parish of Gwinear-Gwithian.
Gwithian has a pub, the Red River Inn, which was formerly named the Pendarves Arms. The pub takes its name from the nearby Red River which, in turn, got its name from the discolouration caused by mining effluent. The river's earlier name was Dowr Coner.
Gwithian Towans cover the site of a Bronze Age farm which has been excavated although no remains are visible. The church and relics of St Gwithian or Gocianus, built in 490, were uncovered from the beach and dunes during the early part of the 19th century, but were then allowed to be reclaimed by the shifting sands. Gwithian is the patron saint of good fortune on the sea. Charles Henderson wrote in 1925 that the "oratory ... is more perfect than the Oratory at Perran, having been less meddled with, though it is probably not so ancient". According to H. O'Neill Hencken there is the "remains of church, possibly early, buried in sand".

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Surfside (sleeps 4) is set in an idyllic position, just 50 metres from glorious surf and sand. Tucked in among the sand dunes, it has uninterrupted views of the entire St Ives Bay, and is perfect as a base for exploring the area, enjoying the sea shore or simply relaxing. The views from the conservatory are breathe taking, whatever the weather!

Surfside has 1 double and 1 twin bedded room, a lounge/dining room, conservatory, fully fitted kitchen and shower room. The main bedroom and lounge have stunning sea views, and the conservatory and patio look out across the entire sweep of the Bay. Bedding and towels are provided. Dogs are welcome (max 2), at 20 per dog. Changeover day is Friday, and weekend/midweek breaks are available low season.

This is an area of outstanding beauty, seals are regularly seen in the bay, and much of the land around is owned by the National Trust. Many tourist attractions are close by, including St Ives, St Michaels Mount, Lands End, the Lost gardens of Heligan, The Eden project and Minack Theatre, to name but a few.

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