Gwithian and Godrevy Beach (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, these two beaches are joined together at low tide. The area of sand dunes and grassland located behind the beach is owned by the National Trust.

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

    Some good walks through the coastal grassland and heathland and you need to be careful of falling rocks by the cliffs.

    Facilities at the beach include 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.

    The 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. Gwithian and Godrevy does not allow dogs from 1st May - 30th September between 8am and 7pm.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches around Penwith Peninsula, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

    For more information see the website

  • 1 Review on “Gwithian and Godrevy Beach (Cornwall)”

    • Anonymous
      3 years ago

      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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  • 7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain today and tomorrow, with high temperatures peaking at 12°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain and windy starting in the evening.
       66%  92%   6 mph
      8:10 am    4:56 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       81%  80%   22 mph
      8:09 am    4:58 pm

    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       58%  88%   15 mph
      8:08 am    5:00 pm
    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       57%  84%   10 mph
      8:07 am    5:01 pm

    Friday, Jan 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       25%  87%   11 mph
      8:06 am    5:03 pm
    Saturday, Jan 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.
       74%  85%   18 mph
      8:05 am    5:05 pm

    Sunday, Jan 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       52%  59%   23 mph
      8:04 am    5:06 pm
    Monday, Jan 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
       56%  66%   19 mph
      8:02 am    5:08 pm

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  • 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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