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What's Available at Godreavy Towans ?

  • National Trust car park
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments - Godreavy Cafe
  • Lifeguard during summer months
  • No dogs Easter to October
  • Scenic Headland

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Godrevy
Gwithian, near Hayle

Sat Nav Co-ordinates: N50º 13' 50.00" W5º 23' 19.25"
Postcode: TR27 5ED
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only)

The National Trust managed headland is located at the northern-most tip of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand'. Godrevy is one of the most exposed beaches of the North coast which often takes the fierce Atlantic Swells – making it one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall. This is a truly awe inspiring coastal headland and expanse of beach that has an abundance of wildlife and archaeological sites.

The nearest refreshments can be found at The Godrevy Café (on the approach road to Godrevy Head), adjacent to the Gwithian Towans car park on the main approach road.

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 lighthouse is believed to have been the influence for Virginia Woolf's novel To the Lighthouse - although in the novel, the setting was changed to the coast of Scotland. Virginia Woolf was a regular visitor to the St Ives area during her childhood, staying at the family holiday home in St Ives.

The rocky headland at the northern edge of the bay is an ideal place to take the family for a day t the beach. At low tide you can explore the many rock pools that are exposed along the coast line, or picnic in the many sheltered bays – note beware of cliff edges, unstable cliffs and incoming tides.

The vast sandy beach stretches for three miles along the coast, past Gwithian sands to Riviera Towans and Hayle. The beach is interspersed with sand dune systems and low cliffs. The large flat expanse of sand and the exposed nature of the bay make this area 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 scale of the vast expanse of sand means that it is never crowded.

The sands are almost completely covered at high tide so care needs to be taken when exploring the bottom of he cliffs - so don't get caught out.

 

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Parking at Godrevy head

Gwithian Towans Car Park
(open all year round) is located on the left hand side of the approach road as you enter the National Trust Land at Godrevy, adjacent to the Godrevy Café. Please note: The National Trust charge an entrance fee for non members.

Godrevy Head Car Park-
If you continue along the approach road, you will reach the larger and more picturesque Godrevy Head Car Park (Postcode for Sat Navs: TR27 5ED) open from Easter to the end of October.

Walking

Godrevy is a great location for walking. The easy circular walk around the headland is very popular or you can simply choose to stroll along the vast expanse of sand that stretches all the way down to Hayle. Which ever option you choose, this is an area that is abundant in wildlife – so there is always plenty see including dolphins, seals and sea birds.

Godrevy to Gwithian Sands

From the Gwithian Towans car park at Godrevy, make your way down to the beach and follow the sands southwest across the bay towards Hayle. Follow the beach and sand dunes until you reach the RNLI lookout station on the cliffs at the south western end of Gwithian Sands. Leave the beach follow the gently rising path along the cliff tops to the car park. On the far side of the car park you will see the “Sunset Surf” beachside café and licensed bar, which is open all year round, serving high quality food and drink.

From the café, you can walk back towards Godrevy, along the sands, or explore the adjacent Sand Dune system and Nature Reserve - a unique Area of Outstanding Natural.

Circular walk Around Godrevy Head

From the Godrevy Head Car Park There is an “Easy” circular walk that encompasses stunning views past the lighthouse across St Ives Bay to the town of St Ives and the Lands End Peninsula. From the car park, simply follow the Coastal path towards the headland – keeping the sea to your left.

Follow the footpath around to the north side of the headland, where the coastal path begins descend gradually. You follow the path until you reach Mutton Cove (there is no access down the cliff to the cove), where you will see a small footpath that branches off to the right – which will take you back across the headland to the car park.

The walk can be extended by remaining on the main coastal path at Mutton Cove – to Navax Point, the next headland, and the Knavocks. The grass and heath on this section of coast are actively managed using “Shetland ponies” maintaining the habitat for nesting birds such as stonechats, and butterflies.

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GODREAVY HOLIDAY RENTAL

Chyreene Court  Parking Available Chyreene Court
Tel: 01736 756651. Visit Britain - Quality in Tourism 3 star self-catering Self-catering Holiday Rental in St Ives with Sea Views- sleeps 5. Sat Changeover, Prices from £130 to £895


Hawaiian Cornish Beach Chalet  Parking Available Hawaiian Cornish Beach Chalet
Tel: 07453 976368.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Hayle with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Fri Changeover, Prices from £425 to £965


Sunset Strip  Parking Available Sunset Strip
Tel: 07778 380408.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Gwithian with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Sat Changeover,
Available 28 October 2017 from £360 to £540
November weeks from £320/£480



Eddy Cottage  Parking Available Eddy Cottage
Tel: 01736 757357.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental B&B Stays in Hayle sleeps 4. Prices from £350 to £650


Mad Hatter  Pets Allowed Parking Available Mad Hatter
Tel: 01736 754241.   B&B Stays in Hayle sleeps 7. Prices from £35 Pets Welcome


Green Trees  Parking Available Green Trees
Tel: 07453976368.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Lelant, St Ives sleeps 4. Sat Changeover, Prices from £525 to £585


Penelvan  Pets Allowed Parking Available Penelvan
Tel: 0208 840 6641.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Hayle with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Sat Changeover, Prices from £260 to £550 Pets Welcome


St Michaels Farmhouse  Parking Available St Michaels Farmhouse
Tel: 01736 741176.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Ludgvan with Sea Views- sleeps 8. - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from £600 to £1850


The Penellen Bed and Breakfast  Parking Available The Penellen Bed and Breakfast
Tel: 01736 753777. AA 4 star Ailver Award En-Suite B&B Stays in St Ives Bay, Hayle, with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people Prices from £40 to £50


Pentidna Cottage  Pets Allowed Parking Available Pentidna Cottage
  Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Gwithian nr Hayle sleeps 8. Fri Changeover, Prices from £440 to £1520 Pets Welcome


Twice As Nice Chalets  Pets Allowed Parking Available Twice As Nice Chalets
Tel: 01724 783836.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Hayle sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from £299 to £915 Pets Welcome


Wilcuma Cottage  Parking Available Wilcuma Cottage
Tel: 01736 757357.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental En-Suite B&B Stays in Hayle sleeps 6. Prices from £30


Penquite B & B Lelant  Parking Available Penquite B & B Lelant
Tel: 01736 755002.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Lelant with Sea Views- sleeps 5. Prices from £85 to £130


Sandbank Holidays  Pets Allowed Parking Available Sandbank Holidays
Tel: 01736 752594.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Hayle, Nr St Ives with Sea Views- sleeps 6. - suitable for Large Groups, Sat Changeover, Prices from £206 to £981 Pets Welcome


Porthmeor View  Parking Available Porthmeor View
Tel: 01736 793 438.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in St Ives with Sea Views- sleeps 9. - suitable for Large Groups, Sun Changeover, Prices from £500 to £1900


Calloose Caravan & Camping Park  Pets Allowed Parking Available Calloose Caravan & Camping Park
Tel: 0800 3287589. AA Best park in the South West England 1996/7 Self-catering Holiday Caravan Rental Camping and Touring in Hayle - onsite swimming pool - Pets Welcome


Golds Cornish Properties  Pets Allowed Parking Available Golds Cornish Properties
Tel: 01543 270 784. AA 4 star and 5 star Self-catering Holiday Rental in Hayle with Sea Views- sleeps 9. fri, sat Changeover, Pets Welcome


The Old Quay House B&B Lodges  Parking Available The Old Quay House B&B Lodges
Tel: 01736 753445.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Hayle with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Any Changeover, Prices from £45 to £80


Trevethoe Farm Cottages  Parking Available Trevethoe Farm Cottages
Tel: 01736 753279.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in St Ives sleeps 4. Fri Changeover, Prices from £370 to £660


Tamarisk B&B Hayle  Parking Available Tamarisk B&B Hayle
Tel: 01736 - 757920.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Hayle sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from £45 to £80


Manhattan  Parking Available Manhattan
Tel: 07980 584 769.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Hayle with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from £250 to £750


Toms Holidays  Pets Allowed Parking Available Toms Holidays
Tel: 01736 753010.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Hayle with Sea Views- sleeps 8. - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from £176 to £880 Pets Welcome


Beachside Holiday Park  Parking Available Beachside Holiday Park
Tel: 01736 753080. Quality in Tourism / Visit England 4 star Self-catering Holiday Rental Camping and Touring in Hayle with Sea Views- - onsite swimming pool -


Little Barns (slps 2+), The Tea House (slps 2) , The Cabin (slps 3+)   Parking Available Little Barns (slps 2+), The Tea House (slps 2) , The Cabin (slps 3+) 
Tel: 01736 741176.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Ludgvan with Sea Views- sleeps 7. Prices from £385 to £650


Gwithian Beach Houses  Pets Allowed Parking Available Gwithian Beach Houses
Tel: 01932 455855.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Gwithian with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from £280 to £825 Pets Welcome


Hillcrest Bed and Breakfast  Pets Allowed Parking Available Hillcrest Bed and Breakfast
Tel: 01736 794654.   B&B Stays in St Ives with Sea Views- sleeps 3. Prices from £30 Pets Welcome


 

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