GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Godrevy Head

5 miles (8.5 km)

Explore Godrevy Head and enjoy wonderful views of St Ives Bay and the Cornish coast on this splendid coastal walk. The area is managed by the National Trust so there's good footpaths and facilities along this stretch of coast. Along the way there's pretty beaches, attractive countryside, heathland and a wide variety of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals and basking sharks in the water below.
You can start the walk from the Godrevy National Trust car park off Churchtown Road, near Gwithian Bridge. You then head north along the coast path towards Godrevy Point where there are splendid views towards Godrevy Island and its lighthouse. The path continues along the headland to Navrax Point, passing Kynance Cove on the way. The route then turns south passing the lovely heathland of The Knavocks where you should look out for ponies grazing. The final section passes Castle Giver Cove and Higher Pencobben before finishing at Hell's Mouth where you can watch hundreds of seabirds around the cliffs. There is a cafe at Hell's Mouth where you can rest and take on some refreshment before heading back to the car park on the same path.
You can extend your walk by continuing along the coast path to Portreath Walk. The path passes Reskajeage Downs, Carvannel Downs and Tehidy Country Park. The park is located just a few miles east of Hell's Mouth and contains 250 acres of woodland and lakes. There's nice cycling and walking trails and lots more wildlife to look out for around the lake.

Postcode

TR27 5ED - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Godrevy Head OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Godrevy Head Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Near the start of the walk at Gwithian Bridge there's the Rock Pool for some post walk refreshment. The relaxed café restaurant is in a fine location, standing in the dunes of Gwithian and Godrevy. They serve delicious fresh seafood with a wonderful view from the outdoor seating area. You can find them at postcode TR27 5ED for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal path makes for a nice bracing walk with your dog. The Rock Pool mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Portreath Walk passes the headland as it makes its way along the coast to visit the stunning Hayle Estuary.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Godrevy Lighthouse, Godrevy Island - geograph.org.uk - 407138

Lighthouse, Godrevy Island. The Godrevy Lighthouse at low tide.

Cliff top on Godrevy Point - geograph.org.uk - 1435965

Cliff top on Godrevy Point. The dark area is the foreground is a steep and dangerous niche in the cliff edge with a sheer drop of about 40 metres..

Godrevy Point, cove on, seals basking - geograph.org.uk - 310037

Godrevy Point, cove on, seals basking

Tumulus on Godrevy Point - geograph.org.uk - 1435991

Tumulus on Godrevy Point. With the lighthouse just peeping over the top.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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