Beach Overview

If you are not familiar with this beach I would suggest your go to spot to start out with should be Gwithian. Godrevy often has some of the largest waves on the North Coast you can kite up from or down to Gwithian, it faces slightly more to the west as the beach curves round and is surprisingly good in Northerlies despite the wind shadow from the headland.

You can launch here at high tide but the wind is more likely to be turbulent and if the wind has any south in it you don’t have much space downwind before you are on rocks . A safer bet is to apply the same tidal rules as Gwithian.

Lifeguards in the season…. keep clear of the flagged areas.

You have two parking options – The most popular is probably still Gwithian Towans in front of the Sunset Surf Cafe – and you would walk down the path to the nearest lifeguard station to the North and east of the Car Park. There are however two other National Trust car parks if you approach the beach from the northern, Lighthouse, side. Take the turn next to the Rockpool Bar and follow the road towards the Godrevy Cafe or if this parking area is full you can follow the road out towards the point where there is plentiful parking next to some public toilets. There is easy access to the beach from either of these carparks.

Godrevy Lighthouse
Godrevy Lighthouse

Plenty of scenic views of the Godrevy Lighthouse from the National Trust Car Parks here and a short walk over (or around) the point to Mutton Cove allows you to often see basking seals in the cove.

Useful Webcam – thank you Sunset Surf

It is a premium surfing spot so always give way to our paddling brothers if you are trying to catch the same wave



South South Westerly


From Northerly through Westerly to Southerly


Beach is pretty small and wind sheltered at high tide. Depending on wind direction Sandyacres is often a better bet if the tide is too high.


The Beach is smaller here than at Gwithian and there are a few banks of rocks which get covered at high tide. Often when the swell is running there are strong rip currents that head out to sea . As on all beaches do not launch and land between the lifeguard flags and if you do have to sail across the flagged lifeguarded area please do so at least 200m off the beach.



Recommended Wind Window

Location, Parking & Access


Car Park is operated by Cornwall Council. Check board in car park for times and charges. You can use the Just Park App to pay and if you are a regular it pays to buy a multi use pass from within the app as at the time of writing it translates to about £1-30 per day. You can also park in the National Trust Car Park at Godrevy and follow the path along the Red river to the Beach


You can access the beach from Gwithian car park by heading North along the coastal path, turn left just past the Lifeguard hut on the point and down the stairs if the beach is exposed at that point if the tide is higher continue along the coastal path until you get to the beach.