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Fabulous seal watching

We love visiting here and walking up from the car park along the coast path. Lovely views over to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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A geologist’s dream

Stunning landscape on this coastal path encompassing Gwithian Beach to Hell’s Mouth. Such a... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
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“mutton”(11 reviews)
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This short 0.6 mile walk on the South West Coast Path has great views across St Ives Bay, and out to the lighthouse on Godrevy Island just off shore. Children will love the long beach, as well as the island and the lighthouse and the tales of...more
| Godrevy Head Car Park, St Ives TR27 5ED, England
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All reviews mutton national trust car park the cliff hells mouth nt cafe lovely walk fantastic scenery half mile walk seal colony great views across the bay sea birds light house gwithian beach fabulous beach carbis bay cove pups
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting here and walking up from the car park along the coast path. Lovely views over to St Ives and all around and the best bit is to watch the seals on the covers below.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DJRDevon
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Stunning landscape on this coastal path encompassing Gwithian Beach to Hell’s Mouth. Such a contrast in landscape from a 3 mile beach to crashing, dramatic waves by such a picturesque lighthouse. On our walk we watched the weather turn over St Ives & Carbis Bay...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LandyJane
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

This is an area you won't be paddling in. The majestic cliff acts as a barrier to the crashing waves. There is a short path down. Also a white lighthouse at the furthest point of the juting out rocks.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 13 November 2018

There are so many benefits to this part of the South West Coast Path in and around Godrevy Head . An excellent stopping off/rest place with the National Trust car park and Facilities with a Café and lovely beaches on the west side of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kenmarsue
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This NT spot is well worth the fee even if not a member. So beautiful and clean and well cared for. Being a wheelchair user is not a problem other than a few bumps etc. Access to the beach - with care. Great for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Corra007
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It was a cloudy day but that did not diminish our enjoyment of the stunning coastline. Depending on where you start, you will see a fabulous beach, great waves crashing on huge boulders, a lonely lighthouse, seals frolicking in the water off the coast and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maggie44113
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Easy walk along the coast from the NT car park. Stunning scenery within minutes. An amazing view of the lighthouse and the seals below. On this occasion we continued the walk to Hells Mouth. More stunning scenery and not too long a walk. Unfortunately the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank QueenieWorcester
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What an incredible place. After buying coffee and cake in the NT Cafe we parked up on the field car park with views across the Towans and to St Ives. After we’d finished I thought I’d take the dog for a quick walk to photograph...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Prestonwalkies
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The walk and view are an artful experience. Whether you study the whole or focus on the hundreds of details there are colors, textures and movement to study, appreciate and amaze you. The interaction of all the elements will keep your attention at every turn

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelbob1
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a very simple walk to take in some stunning views. The lighthouse is matched by the seal colony. If you are lucky the seals will be on form.

Date of experience: September 2018
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10 February 2019|
Response from LandyJane | Reviewed this property |
This path is not close to the railway station. From Penzance, however, you can take the Branch line to St Ives, which is stunning & with lots of walking to do. Should you want to walk by Godrevy lighthouse then you will need... More
Sabrina M
6 August 2017|
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Response from dougall45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree, easily possible.