Godrevy Lighthouse from South West Coastal Path, is a must see when you are in the St. Ives Bay Area.
Accessible via level walking paths, part of the Godrevy South West Coastal Path, you won’t be disappointed with the view that awaits you.
We were there in February and the sea was rough but this just adds to the whole drama of the photos that we captured especially on a clear and sunny day.
Car parking spaces are available in the area. For parking there is the Godrevy National Trust Car Park which is next to the St. Gothian Sands Nature Reserve or if the Field Car Park is open, drive on past the main National Trust Car Park.
This closer alternative, also close to a Godrevy Public Toilet is a much shorter track to the lookout point for Godrevy Lighthouse. We estimate a 50 minutes round trip walk from the National Trust Car Park. The walk from the Field Car Park to the Godrevy look out point is only about 5 minutes.
Follow the coast line and you will be treated to more amazing view at Godrevy Coast, Mutton Coast, Kynance Coast and Navaz Point. See walking map and below taking from the sign at the main car park (National Trust Car Park).
During low seasons, especially during the winter months, the Field Car Park is shut but you can still get to a closer and smaller road side car park after the National Trust’s main car park. Just keep driving after the National Trust Manned Booth. You may be asked to stop to pay for parking or validate your National Trust Membership.
What To Do
Walk, Walk, Walk
Follow the South West Coast Path, an easy and level route around the Godrevy Head and enjoy the views up and down the coast from St Ives to Trevose Head. But the biggest attraction here will be the view of Godrevy Lighthouse. See it from different parts of the route, it gets better every time. Use the walking map above, follow the waymarked path.
Wild Life Watching
Here is one of the best place in the South West to catch a glimpse of the grey seals. Although, during our visit, the sea was rough and there were no grey seal in sight. You can usually see them from the cliff tops at Godrevy Head. A good time to see this is between September and May. The grey seals could be seen on the beaches.
The rock pools on the beach are a miniature world of marine wildlife on its one. On a calm sea day or low tide, it would be a wonderful time to explore the rock pools on the beach.
Learn to Surf
If you are into surfing or wanting to learn how to surf, book a lesson with a licensed surf school near the area but remember the sea can be dangerous. Always follow the RNLI lifeguard signs and flags.
Head over to the Godrevy Cafe. They serve breakfast, lunch and tea.
How to Get There
Search for “Godrevy National Trust Car Park” on Google Maps or use postcode TR27 5ED
Travelling from St. Ives, we used the Hayle Bypass A30 then the first exit at the round about and a right turn after Lidl Hayle. This takes you onto B3301 until you see signs for the Rockpool Cafe, the entrance to Godrevy National Trust Car Park is immediately after the Rockpool Cafe.
From Godrevy Beach
Scenes of the Godrevy Lighthouse from Godrevy Beach
Artists Painting Scenes of Godrevy Lighthouse
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