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Godrevy Beach

At low tide this stretch of beach joins up with neighbouring Gwithian to create a long, impressive swathe of sand. It is fairly exposed, so can be quite windy. The lighthouse at it's northern tip was made famous in Virginia Woolfe's 'To The Lighthouse'.

5 Stars

Jan 2010

Mr and Mrs Yeomans

Godrevy Beach (National Trust)

A great beach with views back over to St Ives. Accessible from the coastal road leading to the National Trust carpark, there is plenty of space on the grass before you even reach the beach! The beach is lovely and interesting with rocks to clamber over and lots of rockpools for little people to explore. The tide means that is is not suitable for young childern to swim, but there is enough for them to do without needing to swim.

If you go to the cliff edge, you may be lucky to see the seals basking on the beach below. Fantastic views of the lighthouse and some lovely walks along the coastal path.

The Godrevy Beach cafe is a bustling eatery serving food all day long - watch the queues on Sunday morning for breakfast....

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4 Stars

Nov 2009

Definitely a good one for storm watching in winter. Massive waves and good views back across to St Ives. You can warm up in the Godrevy Cafe or the Sandsifter bar and restaurant.

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5 Stars

Apr 2009

This beach is beautiful and very popular in the summer, but at its best during a wild winter storm for a good walk to really blow the cobwebs away (and you can get your breath back over a hot chocolate in cafe, always a bonus!). The main Godrevy car park is run by the National Trust, so free to members.

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