Godrevy Lighthouse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Godrevy Lighthouse
Godrevy Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1859 marking a dangerous reef off St. Ives called the Stones; the light was moved to an adjacent steel structure in 2012. Standing approximately 300 meters off Godrevy Head, it marks the Stones reef, which has been a hazard to shipping for centuries.
Attractions Near Godrevy Lighthouse
Upton Towans Beach
2.96km from Godrevy Lighthouse
Upton Towans is a Sandy beach located near St Ives in Cornwall. The beach reaches a low rocky headland and the lighthouse on an island just off the coast. Ideal for surfing and safe for bathing and backed by sand dunes and adjacent holiday camping sites.
3.85km from Godrevy Lighthouse
The Towans is dotted with secluded luxury lodges that make the most of a stunning setting that’s just moments from the beach. The Towans is within an easy walk of beautiful Constantine Bay and the world-class Trevose Golf Club, while just a short drive away you’ll find some of Cornwall’s best attractions, including Padstow, Watergate Bay, and The Eden Project.
Saint Ives Bay
4.24km from Godrevy Lighthouse
St Ives Bay is a crescent-shaped expanse stretching for 6 miles from the Island, near the centre of town, around to to Godrevy Head and the world-famous Godrevy lighthouse. This three mile stretch of golden sand contains Gwithian beach popular for surfing. To the west, the quieter more sheltered Porthkidney Sands adjacent to the village of Lelant is a tranquil and unique location.
5.89km from Godrevy Lighthouse
A vastt sandy beach which was surropunded by high cliffs and dramatic coves. Owned by the National Trust, it takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. From buckets and spades on sunny summer days to classic rugged Cornish splendour on a stormy winter's day, Godrevy offers the ultimate outdoor experience.
6.56km from Godrevy Lighthouse
The moon-shaped Porthminster Beach is among the prettiest stretches of sand in St. Ives. Sheltered by grassy headlands and in proximity to the town center, the beach is an ideal family vacation spot with excellent facilities and clean conditions. Swim with the kids in the calm, pristine water and enjoy views of the glimmering sea.
6.57km from Godrevy Lighthouse
Situated in the shadow of the iconic Tate St Ives building, Porthmeor is sandy, safe beach popular with surfers and swimmers alike in an ideal location just a stone’s throw from the centre of St Ives where you’ll find ancient pubs, trendy cafes and lots of art galleries the town is famous for. The beach consists of a long stretch of golden sand overlooked by numerous artists' studios and the Tate Gallery. Porthmeor is also St Ives' most dramatic beach facing the full force of the Atlantic Ocean
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For more information about Godrevy Lighthouse, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godrevy_Lighthouse