Godrevy Beach


Godrevy Beach is a magnificent stretch of beach noted for its dramatic scenery and great surfing conditions. It is situated on Cornwall’s northern coast, close to the town of Hayle. Godrevy Beach, which is a portion of the wider St Ives Bay, is distinguished by its wide golden sands that are bordered by rocky cliffs and dunes. This gorgeous environment draws both residents and visitors.

Godrevy Lighthouse, which is situated on an island off the coast, is a prominent feature of the beach. Constructed in the 1850s, this famous lighthouse lends the area a historic beauty and has served as an inspiration to many artists and writers, including Virginia Woolf, who used it as the basis for her novel “To the Lighthouse.” Photographing and birdwatching from the lighthouse and the nearby cliffs is highly recommended. In the waters below, seabirds, including guillemots and razorbills, can occasionally be seen, along with seals.

Godrevy Beach is a popular destination for surfers due to its consistent waves and reliable swell. The beach caters to all levels of surfers, from beginners to advanced, and also offers opportunities for swimming, kite surfing, and bodyboarding. The National Trust manages the area, ensuring that it remains well-maintained and accessible, with amenities including a car park, café, and public toilets available nearby. With its combination of scenic beauty, recreational opportunities, and wildlife, Godrevy Beach is a must-visit destination in Cornwall.

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About Hayle

Just around the corner from St Ives, Hayle boasts 3 miles of golden sandy beaches. Hayle is a cargo port and small town but there is also a nature reserve on the edge of the estuary. This is a great place to spot birds and if this is your thing you can expect to see avocets, ospreys and a host of wading birds. You can even dine right by the river edge and watch birds as you do.

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Hayle, United Kingdom

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