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The Towans - Godrevy Beach

St Ives, Cornwall

A sandy bay interspersed with rocks.

Beach Type



Shops and a campsite


Popular with surfers

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply easter - September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information VisitCornwall. Pydar House. Pydar Street. Truro. Cornwall TR1 1EA Tel: +44 (0) 1872 322900 Fax: +44 (0) 1872 322895 Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: St Ives
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2251, -5.39188
Postcode: TR27 5BU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Ives, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Head south from Newquay on the A30. take the Hayle turn off and at the first roundabout turn right and follow signs to Gwithian. Carry on to Gwithian villageand turn left signposted. Godrevy National Trust.

Public Transport

Nearest train station is Hayle 5 miles from Godrevy. Bus routes 501 (summer only)

Nearest Railway Stations

Hayle (Approx. 3 miles away)
Carbis Bay (Approx. 3 miles away)
Lelant Saltings (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lelant (Approx. 4 miles away)
St Ives (Cornwall) (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available thought a fee applies.

Nearby Car Parks

Gwithian Towans, Hayle (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Godrevy Towans, Gwithian (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Fishermans Cove, Gwithian (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
North Cliffs - West, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
North Cliffs - middle, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Riviere Towans, Phillack (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Commercial Road, Hayle (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
North Cliffs - east, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
North Cliffs - Reskejeage Downs, Camborne (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Hayle Station, Hayle (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Ives