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Godrevy Beach  



Godrevy beach, Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand', which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast, and can take a battering from the Atlantic swell. Godrevy is connected to Gwithian beach at lower tides to create an impressive stretch of sand. At high water best part of the beach disappear.


Because of  the Atlantic swell that hits this beach, some say that this is one of the best place to surf in Cornwall. Given the right conditions the waves can be epic - long walling lefts and rights. It is also capable of holding a fair sized swell, up 8ft. Godrevey is quite well known for it's clean up sets that seem to come from nowhere and catch everybody out. Godrevy can offers the ultimate outdoor experience and is very popular with extreme sports enthusiasts: Surfers, kite surfers and land sailing.


The beach is an excellent location for both ”family friendly” and “activity based” holidays. It is always popular, but the shear vast expanse of sand means that it is never seems crowded. At low tide you can explore the many rock pools that are exposed along the coast line, or play in the sand dunes dotted along the whole beach.

Across from the headland is a small island and lighthouse. Godrevy lighthouse was built in 1859 to warn shipping about the dangerous “Stones” reef, which extends westward from the headland out across the bay towards St Ives.


Godrevy beach has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Gwithian Beach (0.3m)


Fishing Cove (1.0m)


Mexico Towans Beach (1.6m)


Hayle Towans Beach (2.1m)


Black Cliff Beach (2.5m)


Greenbank Cove (3.2m)


Porthkidney Beach (3.6m)


Bassets Cove (3.8m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sandy with rocky outcrops

National Trust car park adjacent to beach

Lifeguard Service Facilities

RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to October.

Cafe and Toilets in Car Park

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dog ban from April to October.


OS Grid Reference - SW 58225 42437

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 158225 : 042437

Postcode (nearest) TR27 5ED

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW582424

Latitude : Longitude : 50.232383 : -5.3915620



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