The high tide was starting to fall back under a bright blue sky. Remnants of morning mist remained towards the Gwithian end of the beach, but the lighthouse could be seen clearly, just offshore. Mountainous surf crashed against the beach and granite rocks. The cliffs were lined with sightseers and photographers, enjoying this window of warm high pressure on the North Cornwall coast. Highly recommended.
What the beach means to Rowenna.
Morning mist clears above the beach.
A view from the rocks by the Atlantic.
Bright sunshine and a low, turning tide greeted me at Godrevy for this seasonal re-visit. The lighthouse was framed in azure blue, both sea and sky. Across the bay, St Ives stood on its headland, with the Atlantic behind. The full beach down to Hayle Towans via Gwithian was laid out, golden sand against the stark cliffs and dunes. It was a picture perfect day.
Jon and Sandra’s eulogy to the elements at the beach.
A fine panorama, seen from above Godrevy beach.
Bright sunshine lit a boiling sea at Godrevy for this winter re-visit. Waves crashed against the rocks, reaching the full height of the lighthouse. The sheer elemental power of nature was evident all around, the sea pounding the granite cliffs in a timeless interaction. People stared at the majesty of the scene, transfixed by the awesome ocean, as it made land.
What the beach means to Martin and Ashley.
Nature in the raw at Gwithian.
Godrevy was balmy and hypnotic for this re-visit, with brilliant blues in the calm sea, offset by golden sands and stark, black rock, flecked with vivid greens. The lighthouse stood sentinel off the coast and there was a clear, panoramic view, from the Atlantic, St Ives, Carbis Bay, Hayle and Gwithian, round to Godrevy and the headland where I stood.
Elizabeth, at home and where she wants to be.
Jim and Natalia, at one with nature on the beach.
A stunning vista, Godrevy in the morning.
Wild weather greeted me at Godrevy, often the case on this elemental beach. The high tide had the rounded stones clattering, as they were dragged back into the surf. The sounds of the sea and the wind were invigorating to all on the beach. I chatted to visitors Callum and Jane, who clearly felt a strong pull to this beach.
With Callum and Jane, on Godrevy beach.
The wild pleasure of the beach at Godrevy.
Located at the end of Gwithian beach, just below Upton Towans in the sand dunes, Godrevy sits in front of a wildlife sanctuary on Cornwall North Coast. At its headland sits the white Godrevy lighthouse, whose rocks attract dolphins and seals, for the fishing. I was struck by the fusion between the sky and the sea early in the morning, a palette of pastels. Parking is close at hand in two car parks, or on the road to walk through the nature reserve.
On the waterline at Godrevy.
A view of the beach from the headland next to Godrevy Lighthouse.