For surfers the waves here can, frankly, be quite big when the swell is working. That’s because it’s the most exposed end of the fantastic three mile stretch of sand that runs all the way from Hayle. Surf’s best on low tide, and generally pumps harder as the tide pushes in. At high tide the swell breaks on rocks, so time it right. The breaks are right and left but there’s usually something to catch and it’s one of the best places in Cornwall to wait for a wave, because you are looking out west over the bay, and with a setting sun, what could be better? There’s lifeguard cover from the May until September (2018).
Hungry? The Godrevy Café is great — lots of excellent home cooked stuff. There’s also The Rockpool out by the coast road which is more burgers and bistro style, and sometime hosts small scale music gigs. Godrevy is owned by the National Trust and conservation is high on the agenda, so sometimes you’ll find ponies grazing the cliff-tops as part of the habitat management programme. That also means that it’s the NT you’ll pay for the car park (free to members of course). This is also a fantastic place to see seals — go to the right of the car park (the second one out by Godrevy lighthouse) and look down into Mutton Cove — there are almost always a dozen or more seals, and sometimes over a hundred.
We have numerous beach houses, cottages, chalets and surf shacks near Godrevy – have a look.