Godrevy Beach is a particularly picturesque area of coast in west Cornwall, just on the eastern side of St Ives Bay, that lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is particularly popular and famed for its fantastic surfing conditions, being in the prime position - directly exposed to the Atlantic tidal swells coming in off St Ives Bay. However, the beautiful stretch of resplendent sand that is revealed with the low tide, also makes Godrevy Beach a popular destination for horse-riders and kite-surfers. The adjoining bay - Gwithian Beach - can also be reached by foot during low tide, for those of you who wish to explore.
And it doesn't stop there - Godrevy beach and the cliffs and National Trust land surrounding it are also a haven for bird-watchers, being a renowned habitat for several different types of sea birds, including - cormorants, fulmar, guillemot, razorbills and several species of gull. Not to mention the areas abundant population of grey seals and occasional bottle nosed dolphin!
The imposing and scenic lighthouse, which was built on on Godrevy Island in 1858, is visible from the beach, and was apparently the inspiration for Virginia Woolf's novel 'To the Lighthouse' (though her lighthouse was in the Scottish Hebredes). Miss Woolf first visited Godrevy and the lighthouse in 1892, and signed the visitors book before she left, which was sold at auction in 2011 for a grand total of £10,250!
Visitors to the beach can access it via steps from the car park.