Discover St Ives Bay’s 2 grey seal colonies on this recommended Go eBike cycle trail.
Our go-to route to observe the local seal colonies at Mutton Cove, Godrevy and Seal Island, St Ives. The Mellow Grade, 20-mile round trip takes you past Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve and the beautiful Carbis Bay. Where you can take a dip in the crystal blue ocean. Taking the same route back, enjoy a stop in the picturesque town of St Ives, making use of your eBike and avoiding the hassle of parking a car. There are a few beaches to visit in this lovely little town, including Porthminster and Porthmeor, where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch in their highly recommended cafes whilst watching the surfers ride the waves
Things to See
Mutton Cove, just past Godrevy head, is home to a large colony of Grey Seals.
Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve
The most south westerly estuary in the UK.
Seal Island, St Ives
A small rocky inshore island 3.5 miles west of St Ives, towards Zennor. It's home to a colony of Atlantic grey seals.
Built in 1958, inspiration behind the Virginia Woolfe novel 'The Lighthouse'.
Carbis Bay Beach
A Blue Flag beach privately owned by Carbis Bay Estate, with sweeping gold sands, safe swimming waters and a range of activities.
Situated in the shadow of the iconic Tate St Ives building, Porthmeor is sandy, safe beach popular with surfers and swimmers.