Beaches & Coastline

Godrevy Beach

Godrevy Towans, Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall, UK, TR27 5ED
Godrevy National Trust Cornwall
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Godrevy, owned by the National Trust,  takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. From buckets and spades on sunny summer days to classic rugged Cornish splendour on a stormy winter’s day, Godrevy offers the ultimate outdoor experience. 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. Godrevy is quite well known for it’s clean up sets that seem to come from nowhere and catch everybody out.

The sandy beach at Godrevy has miles of golden sand on low tide but at high tide this all starts to cover so be sure to check the tide times so that you don’t get abandoned. Godrevy Café provides drinks and snacks during the main holiday seasons.

Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015 – excellent water quality.


  • Be aware of the tide as some areas of the beach can get cut off
  • Take care near cliff edges – keep children supervised
  • Toilets are open from 9am to dusk
  • RNLI Lifeguards on duty – May to September
  • Pay and display parking; free for member. Limited wet weather and winter parking when the field car parks are closed.
  • Fishing Cove free parking
  • Four car parks at North Cliffs: free parking
  • Basset’s Cove free parking
  • Godrevy Beach Café


Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (8am –7pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place between Red River and lighthouse.

Opening times

The field car park on the headland is open throughout the summer, as long as the weather is fine and the ground stays dry. The café is open daily in the summer months, and weekends and fine days in winter.

Local directions

By cycle

NCN3 runs through nearby Hayle and Camborne.

On foot

Footpath routes via coastal footpath & footpath linked with Tehidy Country Park. Our Coast of Cornwall leaflet 9 includes details of walks in the area.

By train

Hayle station is 5 miles away.

By road

Just off B3301, North of Gwithian village.

By bus

Service 57, connecting Newquay, Perranporth, St Agnes, Portreath, Hayle and St Ives, passes Godrevy and the North Cliffs.

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