Cornwall Beach Guide

Hayle Beach

Description:
Hayle Beach is an excellent 3 mile sandy beach that stretches from the Hayle Estuary to Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Point. The lower part of the beach is close to the town of Hayle and comprises different sections of beach known as Harveys Towans, Hayle Towans, The Towans, Black Cliff and Mexico Towans.
Safety:
Signs warn of strong currents in the Hayle river. Also risk of falling rocks from the cliffs. Lifeguards in summer. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Access to the beach is via steps and sloping paths.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on the beach from Harveys Towans to Godrevy from 1st May to September 30th (8am to 7pm).
Directions:
Hayle is 20 miles from Truro. Approach Hayle on the A30 from east or west. At the Loggans Moor roundabout take the turning for Hayle (the B3301). Shortly after the roundabout there is a double roundabout. Go straight across. Continue on the B3301 and turn right where signposted to Phillack and The Towans. Follow this road through Phillack to the car park at The Towans. Alternatively after the double roundabout stay on the B3301. Drive across the bridge, drive along North Quay and park at Harveys Towans. There are also car parks in Hayle town.
Post Code:
TR27 5AS.
Parking:
1 large car park at The Towans. There is also another car park at Harveys Towans and there are also car parks in Hayle town.
Toilets:
Yes at The Towans.
Facilities:
Pub at The Towans. Pubs, restaurants, shops in Hayle town.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
St Ives (7 miles, seaside town, sandy beaches, surfing, part dog friendly, some disabled access)
Carbis Bay (4 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Porth Kidney Sands (4 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Gwithian Towans (4 miles, sandy beach, surfing)
hayle large map