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Visiting Godrevy

View of the the long, sandy beach at Godrevey, Cornwall
The long, sandy beach at Godrevy | © National Trust Images/David Sellman

The sandy beach and surrounding headland at Godrevy are a magnet for beachgoers and walkers, especially in the summer. While the area has plenty of space for everyone, the facilities, such as the car parks, café and toilets, can get busy. To make your visit go as smoothly as possible, follow our guidance on planning your day.

Getting to Godrevy

The bus to Godrevy

When planning your day out, why not consider other ways of getting to the coast? In the summer, a local bus runs past the beach entrance, meaning you needn't worry about finding a parking space.

Car parking

There are car parks at Godrevy, but in good weather these can get full quickly. There are also some smaller car parks just up the road on the North Cliffs. From here, you can take in the magnificent scenery around Hell's Mouth and the Knavocks before heading down to the beach or along to the café.

Godrevy is also only a short walk from the village of Gwithian. You can reach the South West Coast Path by taking the path near the campsite, which leads over the dunes, around the lagoon and over the Red River.

Two people with surfboards walking along cliffs at Godrevy
Godrevy is known for its surf | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

Plan your day

To make the most of your visit, we recommend you plan your day in advance and arrive early.

Toilets at Godrevy

Toilet facilities are limited at Godrevy so please bear this in mind. We work hard to keep these facilities clean and tidy and encourage everyone to respect them.

Please don't put your rubbish in the bins in the toilets, but take it away with you instead. In doing so, you’ll help us keep Godrevy the wild and wonderful site that it is.

Take your litter home

The local visitor welcome and ranger teams work hard caring for Godrevy, keeping it pleasant for both the people who visit and the wildlife that call it home.

Look carefully and you'll see a whole world of butterflies, insects, birds and small creatures. With this in mind, we ask everyone to leave the site as they would hope to find it – full of good memories and free from litter.

Making the most of your visit

We kindly ask that you follow these guidelines when you visit: 

  • Choose your time to visit wisely. If the car park is full then please come back another time – queuing on the main road or parking on nearby verges could block emergency services
  • Park sensibly and leave enough space between vehicles
  • Note that the field parking areas may be closed during bad weather
  • Act sensibly on the beach, respecting the tides and strong currents
  • Take your rubbish home to recycle responsibly after your visit
  • Be kind to each other and always keep dogs under control
View towards Godrevy lighthouse and cliffs across a beach on a sunny day

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