The Cornish beaches are not overrated. This one is about fifteen seconds from Hayle, after some navigating through beach-side community and some sandy single-track through the towans.
Shockingly, the dry sand was not particularly ridable.
The wet sand provided enough solidity and traction to allow (comparatively) easy riding.
We left the beach and climbed on the road up to Fishing cove, joining the south west coastal path.
Looking north along the coastal path. This was all ridable, a cross bike would be fine for the short section we rode. The path follows the edge of the cliff closely, so riding conservatively is a necessity.
From Godrivy point, looking north.
The light house on Godrivy island.
We went to St. Ives the next day, mostly to collect photographic evidence of oddly worded signs, and piles of damp fishing gear.