- by Gordon
Close up encounters with the seals in a Kayak around Godrevy Island and Beach.
Kayaking Godrevy Seals
There is a large colony of seals at Godrevy and you can normally spot one if you take a few minutes to stop and watch when walking along the coast path. Please take care on the cliffs and do NOT walk and watch at the same time!
Take some binoculars, step off the path and take a few moments to sit and watch. If you walk through the field car park following the path you join the coastal path just above Mutton Cove. At low tide, the seals will often haul out and lie on the beach below. Please take care and do NOT cross over any of the fence and rope barriers in the hope of getting a better view.
This video titled Kayaking Godrevy Seals illustrates the balance between observing and disturbing seals. If they pop up to look at you OK but you must not paddle after them or get close to them when hauled out. You can see another video on the Godrevy Seals here
The coast path and the whole area around Godrevy is managed by the National Trust in Cornwall. There is car parking and an excellent cafe. The beach at Godrevy and adjoining Gwithian Towans beach merge into one long beach at low tide. Both of these beaches are very popular surfing and windsurfing beaches.
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For more information: Cornwall Wildlife Trust Seal Colonies around Cornwall.
More information on Godrevy Island and Lighthouse