A few years ago, on one of our many trips down to Cornwall to visit the folks back home, my husband and I turned off the A30 and made our way to Gwithian, from where we followed a National Trust sign along a minor road around to a parking area with a wonderful view of Godrevy Lighthouse. I had only ever seen the lighthouse from a distance before. It was a lovely sunny day, and with the lighthouse in one direction and endless stretches of surf looking towards St Ives in the other, I was captivated by the view. Godrevy Point is an excellent spot for looking out for dolphins and porpoises, and Mutton Cove is home to a large colony of Grey Seals. The lighthouse was started in 1858 and lies on a small island just off Godrevy Point. The main purpose of the lighthouse is to warn seafarers off a reef called the Stones reef, a long-standing hazard to shipping.
Map of the area.
Live webcam of Gwithian Beach.
|Godrevy Lighthouse, by Barbara Ashley|