An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Godrevy Island boat

Godrevy Island​ lies just under 300 metres off Godrevy Point on the eastern side of St Ives Bay. The uninhabited island is dominated by Godrevy Lighthouse, thought to be the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse”. This grass-topped island is home to seagulls, oystercatchers, pipits, primroses and sea thrift and the rocks at its base are a favourite haul out spot for grey seals. Landing is only possible with permission from Trinity House, although the island can be circumnavigated on a boat trip from St Ives. RIBS make for an exciting trip but much more nostalgic is a trip aboard the historic St Ives Lifeboat, James Stevens No.10, that served between 1900 – 1933, saving 255 lives over that time. This 1.5 hour trip is suitable for all ages, cost £20 for adults, and is dog friendly

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