Godrevy Seals

When you walk out of the 19th Acre and look left you see Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance. Godrevy Beach was visited often by Virginia Woolfe as a child. Her novel, to the Lighthouse was inspired by it.  

For those thinking of venturing away with the kids for a week in the County of Cornwall then it's perhaps worth a visit to Godrevy which in a recent trip advisor report is described as a Heaven on Earth  

For the animal lovers among you the added attraction is that a colony of Seals inhabit Godrevy. About 30 or more visit quite regularly and an estimated 200 other seals visit during a year, its not surprising that we see them quite often and those who walk the rocks and cliffs past the island can see the regulars on most days. Viewing at low tide from above the car park on Godrevy head is possible and small binoculars will help to study them as individuals. To see the seals walk past the toilet blocks with the toilets on your right, follow the road and enter the large grass car park, walk at a diagonal angle to your right across the car park heading for the gate and foot path in the top right hand corner, follow this footpath until you are at the cliff edge. The beach the seals congregate on is below. You are warned not to approach the seals or make loud noises when looking at them as this can disturb them which would be particularly bad in breeding season. If you are lucky you will see seals swimming in the sea around the Godrevy and Gwithian area. You may even see a baby seal!

In June the National Trust are running a BioBlitz day: The National trust will be attempting to record all the flora and fauna of the site and surveying will take place from dawn to dusk. If you are interested in beetles, birds, butterflies, flowers, fungi, lichen, mammals, moths, molluscs, reptiles, rockpools, seaweed or indeed all of the above, then come and join us on the headland for a day of surveys, walks, talks and wildlife. 

Imagine 2 miles or more of sand walking. Explore rock pools and craggy coastline. Discover seals and perhaps even a seal pup.