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Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

The lighthouse built in 1858 on Godrevy Island in St Ives bay is a white octagonal tower, 86 feet (26 m) high and made of rubble, stone and mortar. The original light was a revolving white one, with a fixed red light below the main light, which could be seen over a 45-degree arc when a ship was in danger of the reef. This was later replaced by a red sector on the main light itself. Originally, the light was manned by three men at a time, but in 1934 the lighthouse was automated.

Godrevy is close to St. Ives. A popular Surfing beach at Gwythian, the coastal path is in the hands of the National Trust in Cornwall.

The National Trust run the car park with toilets. There is an excellent cafe as you enter. Drive further along the road to the car parks and take a walk along the cliff top opposite the Lighthouse. Keep your eyes open for seals but do NOT walk and watch at the same time on the cliff top!

© Photograph of Godrevy Lighthouse with kind permission of Tim Green Flckr

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