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.
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
BEACH KEY INFORMATION
BEST WIND DIRECTION
South South Westerly
WORKABLE WIND DIRECTIONS
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.
HAZARDS & RESTRICTIONS
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.