eBike Hire cycle route to spot seals in St Ives
eBike Hire cycle route to spot seals in St Ives

SEAL SPOTTING

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

ROUTE AT A GLANCE

24 Miles

2-4 Hours

Route Map

Things to See

Godrevy Seals, Cornwall

Godrevy Seals

Mutton Cove, just past Godrevy head, is home to a large colony of Grey Seals.

Hayle Estuary and Nature Reserve

Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve

The most south westerly estuary in the UK.

eBike Hire cycle route to spot seals in St Ives

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.

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse

Built in 1958, inspiration behind the Virginia Woolfe novel 'The Lighthouse'.

Carbis Bay Beach, Hayle, Cornwall

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.

Porthmeor Beach, Cornwall

Porthmeor Beach

Situated in the shadow of the iconic Tate St Ives building, Porthmeor is sandy, safe beach popular with surfers and swimmers.

Places to Stop

The Rockpool Cafe, Gwithian

Rockpool Café

A beautifully nomadic café bar standing in the dunes of Gwithian and Godrevy, surrounded by breath taking views.

Porthgwidden Beach cafe, St Ives

Porthgwidden Beach Café

Specialising in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine, Porthgwidden Cafe is open all year round for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Cornish Arms, Hayle

Cornish Arms Hayle

A delightful 19th Century Inn situated in Hayle, near the banks of Copperhouse Pool. Plenty of room to park your bike up and enjoy the spacious beer gardens.