Gwithian in February

This February Cornwall has had some amazing weather, much warmer than normal and days of sunshine. Any day it is worth making the most of the sunny Winter days as the Cornish landscape is stunning year round. When the tide is out you can walk along the miles of beach towards Hayle or Godrevy but do be mindful of the tide coming in as some stretches do not have paths back up to the coast path.

Gwithian Beach as the tide goes out

Gwithian and Godrevy beaches are tidal beaches, when the tide is out there are miles of beautiful sands and the waves are often bigger than those in St. Ives as they aren’t as shelted. We love these beaches to watch sunsets from and as they are a short journey to get to they are much left crowded than St. Ives beaches year round (often they are seen as a slightly local secret so Shhhhhhhh! Don’t tell too many people). As you can see they sparkle in the sunshine and Godrevy beach is the closest you can get to the iconic lighthouse which inspired Virginia Woolf to write ‘To The Lighthouse’. With streams, rocks, flat sands and beautiful views they are a fantastic place to relax and take in the views.

The Rockpool pub has recently been refurbished and is right next to the beach, from St. Ives you can spot it when looking across the bay as a white building by itself close to the lighthouse, and we enjoyed a fantastic meal there for lunch then walked slowly along the beach, a fantastic way to spend a dreckly afternoon off and enjoy Kernow life.

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