Having lived in West Cornwall until I was twenty something years old, Gwithian/Godreavy Beach in Cornwall is a place I spent many hours as a boy and young person.
Those who know it will probably also consider it a special place.
Carbis (St.Ives) Bay is a unique formation and the stroll along the East edge of the bay from Godreavy around to Hayle is quite an experience.
It’s become a Christmas – New Year tradition to take the stroll if we’re in Kernow seeing the folks etc.
The best time to experience it is without emmets… therefore Autumn through Winter and Spring. It is every-changing, and the extremes from sunbaked bluest of blue days through to the wildest of salty howls can be ‘awesome’ (in traditional sense, not in the youf speak sense).
If you go to West (proper) Cornwall on Holiday, be sure to seek it out.