During our trip to Cornwall, we had visited Godrevy beach - a beach in Cornwall notorious for several things: surfing; the beautiful sights of a lighthouse; and seals. I needed to hit Godrevy up for all of those three reasons - and the sights didn't disappoint.
As part of the National Trust, you pay a small charge of £5 to enter the site - if you're a member of the National Trust entry is free! The site is split into two - surfers sandy beach, and the walk to the lighthouse which includes rocky beaches and hills. When we arrived the weather was moody so we decided to walk up the hill to see the lighthouse - and I was on a hunt to find a colony of seals which were resting in the area. I made a point of not leaving until we found them!
Godrevy beach is filled, literally overflowing, with mussels. I thought I was in foodie heaven until I found out you shouldn't really eat mussels from the beach as they are filter feeders... Think about what goes into the sea - pollution is not on my list of appetisers! But the sight is beautiful - miles of mussels.
The moody weather didn't stop us from having fun and exploring Godrevy beach in our hunt for seals and the lighthouse. When we finally reached the point closest to the lighthouse, views were incredible. If anything, the stormy weather added atmosphere to our trip! I have to admit, for anyone who is catastrophically scared of heights, this trek may be challenging - drops from cliffs are sudden, but as long as you stay away from edges you will enjoy the gorgeous view. Trust me - if I was OK, you will be too!
I was getting really impatient when we finally reached a cove that seemed to have grabbed the attention of a crowd - and it was the seal cove! This cove was out of reach to the public, which is why seals were seeking sanctuary there. We watched the seals swim in the water, their little heads bobbing about, there were huge mama and papa seals - and teeny baby seals! Hopefully you can see them in the photo above.
When we finished our walk to find the lighthouse and the seals, weather picked up and the sun peeked out at us. Liam and I decided to stop off at the sandy beach before we left - he picked up a surf board and I picked up a bottle of wine from the picnic basket and we spent a couple of super relaxing hours tanning on the beach.
You must visit Godrevy beach when in Cornwall - from beautiful walks, nature sights and sandy beaches, it has everything you would want and need on a day out.