A short drive though the village of Gwithian takes you to Godrevy, if a National Trust member then drive through onto the hillside car park. A short circular walk takes you past the lighthouse and along the cliff tops. On the way back, the beach cafe at Gwithian is worth a visit, the beach itself is renowned for it’s surfing and kite- sand yachting – its another mile to Hayle over the “Red River” and along the beach past the Towans
You can watch the grey seals from Navax Point in the “fishing cove” 250 feet below the grassy headland, and the area is an important site for cormorants, razerbills and oyster catchers – even wild ponies. Virginia Woolfe was inspired to write “To the Lighthouse”. Built in 1859 after the sinking of many ships including the 700 ton steamer “The Nile ” with the loss of all hands.