Gwithian and Godrevy Beach

Godrevy Lighthouse beach, Hayle, Cornwall

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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, 204 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Gwithian and Godrevy Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 17°C next Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the morning.
     
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    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Light rain throughout the day and breezy until afternoon.
     
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      7:09 am    7:21 pm

    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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      7:12 am    7:17 pm

    Monday, Sep 25th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Drizzle in the afternoon.
     
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    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
     
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    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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  • Gwithian and Godrevy Beach Tide Times

     

  • Gwithian and Godrevy Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water 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. Anonymous Gwithian and Godrevy Beach
      Overall Rating:
      5

      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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