Gwithian and Godrevy Beach

Godrevy Lighthouse beach, Hayle, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Gwithian / Godrevy beach is one of the best stretches of golden sand in Cornwall and is popular with both families and surfers. Located at the end of the long Hayle beach, within St Ives Bay, at low tide the two beaches are joined together. The area (sand dunes and grassland) behind the beach is owned by the National Trust.

    The beach is also used for kite buggiers, kite surfing, and windsurfers as there is a large expanse of sand at low tide.

    Need to be careful of falling rocks by the cliffs.

    Some good walks through the coastal grassland and heath land.

    Click here for more details on Godrevy at the National Trust website

    Toilets, cafes, tea room, surfboard hire, seasonal lifeguard cover and first aid. There is also a free car park 10 minutes walk away if you prefer not to pay for the one at the beach. Small Cornish village of Gwithian is about half a mile and has small shops, pub and cream teas.

    Gwithian and Godrevy Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs are banned on this beach from 1st May - 30th September between 8am and 7pm.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Hayle, 205 beaches in Cornwall, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Gwithian and Godrevy Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain overnight.
       9%  9%   10 mph
      5:22 am    9:17 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain in the morning.
       71%  79%   7 mph
      5:21 am    9:18 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
       60%  82%   5 mph
      5:20 am    9:19 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning.
       63%  75%   5 mph
      5:20 am    9:20 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  46%   11 mph
      5:19 am    9:21 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Clear throughout the day.
       1%  6%   7 mph
      5:18 am    9:23 pm

    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       1%  14%   4 mph
      5:17 am    9:24 pm
    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       12%  63%   10 mph
      5:16 am    9:25 pm

  • Gwithian and Godrevy Beach Tide Times


  • Gwithian and Godrevy Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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  • 1 Review on “Gwithian and Godrevy Beach”

    1. Profile photo of AnonymousAnonymous Gwithian and Godrevy Beach
      Overall Rating:

      Wonderful beach for exploring and surfing.
      This is just what you want for a family beach. Great dunes, great surf, rocks to explore and miles of sand.

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