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 the 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. 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. 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.
Godrevy was balmy and hypnotic, 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, back 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 set 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. Visitors Callum and Jane, who clearly felt a strong affinity to this place, below.
With Callum and Jane, on Godrevy beach.
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’s north coast. At its headland sits the white Godrevy lighthouse, whose rocks attract dolphins and seals for the fishing. The fusion between the sky and the sea early in the morning is striking, a palette of pastel colours. Parking is close at hand in two car parks, or on the road, if you prefer to walk through the nature reserve.
By the water at Godrevy.