11/2/2015 | Restaurants

Award-winning Cornish beachside café and surf shop is on the market

Businesses for sale


An opportunity to acquire an exceptional beachside cafe and surf shop in West Cornwall has been brought to the market by specialist property adviser Christie + Co.

Ideally situated on the popular beach & surfing location of Gwithian Towans, Sunset Surf is a well-known ‘destination’ cafe, surf shop, surf hire and surf school, established in 2005; the business itself was founded 80 years ago.

Offering a superb and varied menu, centred on locally sourced ingredients, the cafe is incredibly well supported by the local community, tourists and many water sports enthusiasts. 

The surf shop, surf hire and surf school side of the business are also very popular, providing all the equipment a budding or experienced surfer needs, as well as use of the business’ indoor changing rooms and hot showers. 

The property also benefits from a well-presented two double bedroom owner’s accommodation and outside decking overlooking St Ives Bay, towards Godrevy Lighthouse. 

William Trott of Christie + Co's Exeter office, who is handling the sale, comments: 

“Our clients have successfully run Sunset Surf for over ten years and have built up an enviable reputation with the assistance of their reliable staff.

Freehold assets of this quality are rarely on the market so we anticipate very strong interest from lifestyle buyers looking to live on site and take advantage of the fantastic reputation and customer base that has been built up over the years. We also expect the business will also be of interest to investors, who wish to oversee the running of Sunset Surf and still reap the rewards.”