Of all the beaches in Cornwall, Godrevy has got to be one of my all time favourites! The views over the bay are fantastic and the surf gets pretty top notch here too. Reminiscing of parties at the Rockpool when it was Sandsifter, and camping out in the dunes down the beach at Gwithian (I think I saw a sign saying you weren’t allowed to camp out here anymore last week…). I’ve photographed this place from top to bottom and I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of it. I’ll be coming back time and time again as I love the place!
The views out to the lighthouse are the obvious photo opportunity. The lighthouse itself has been operating since 1859 and has inspired many stories, artworks, and more recently a hell of a lot of photography! Every time I come here, there’s always a photographer having a go at getting the next great shot and I’m always joining in too!
On the other side of the beach, with such a massive expanse to play with, there’s still some amazing views to photograph. The bay is massive and you can see all the beaches from Gwithian around to St Ives. The bay picks up quite a range of surf, with the biggest waves normally hitting Godrevy, getting gradually smaller as the surf wraps its way around the bay. Autumn is the best time for the waves here, just like most of Cornwall. These past few days have been awesome and it’s just amazing when the swell and wind work together here.
I’m absolutely gagging to get an underwater housing for my camera at the moment, as I know what kind of jaw-dropping shots I could get here! I can see me caving in and buying one pretty soon to be completely honest.
I’ve been staying down here all week so far, whilst the surf has been firing. It really has been an awesome few days. The weather’s been lush and sunny, the wind’s been offshore, and it’s not been too cold at night yet.
I woke up this morning at about 6am to it absolutely pelting down with rain on the roof of the van. There’s still no signs of it slowing down! There’s meant to be a big storm coming in tomorrow as well. Looking out the window, it’s looking like the surf might still have a little go in it. So I think it’s probably the right move to get in for another surf.
The plan was to be taking pictures of sunrises this week but I was stupid enough to not take into account the chance of some awesome Autumn swells. Ah well, will have to hopefully do that next week!
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