Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 
 

GODREVY TOWANS

 
 
Godrevy Towans

Owing to it's position, Godrevy takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. The northen-most tip of Hayle's 3 miles of golden sand and probably the most dramatic.
It is a rocky beach adjacent to the island lighthouse, with marvellous surfing conditions

Access
Access via path through dunes or over the bridge and down the side of the Red River.

Swimming & Surfing
Godrevey is the most exposed stretch of St Ives Bay. As a result it benefits by picking up the most swell but suffers from being affected most by the wind. It is fairly exposed to the wind and it is important that either the wind is very light or somewhere between south-south-east or due east else it's likely to be a bit ragged.
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. However this doesn't mean you'll have an easy paddle out!
The break is at it's best on a low tide where it can produce a fast hollow wave. It does work through the tide but becomes increasingly slopey and bouncy.
Godrevey is quite well known for it's clean up sets that seem to come from nowhere and catch everybody out. The peak also moves around a fair bit which works both ways - you can spend all day chasing it around or alternatively sit and wait for the wave of the day to come and find you

Facilities
Well equipped, pleasant cafe located in the car park. There is a summer lifeguard service located on Peter's Point.
Lifeguards on this beach 21th May - 25th September 2011.

Parking
National Trust car park

Dog Friendly
Dogs are banned from this beach from Easter to October.

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