Godrevy Beach ©Ian Woolcock, Shutterstock
Beach with Cafe
At the northern tip of Hayle’s three miles of golden sand is Godrevy beach. National Trust owned, Godrevy is connected to Gwithian beach at lower tides to create a rather impressive stretch of sand.
The beach is probably best known for its view of Godrevy Lighthouse on Godrevy Island just off the coast, made famous by Virginia Woolfe’s To The Lighthouse. The views are certainly varied from this beach, with wildlife-rich headlands and the dramatic coves of the North Cliffs and Western Hill.
A popular choice for families and surfers alike, Godrevy Beach is lifeguarded from May until the end of September. There’s also a seasonal dog plan in place during the summer months, between 10-6pm. When the conditions are right, the surf can be great at Godrevy. This beach can take the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches in the area.
There’s a National Trust car park (free to members, otherwise charged) moments from the beach, complete with public toilets. Godrevy Café is perched back from the car park offering tasty bites to refuel.