Situated a few miles east of St Ives, linked by a branch railway line, Hayle is a pleasant town close to some excellent beaches and prime surfing spots. Visit Hayle Towans which is a stunning 3-mile stretch of sandy beach with a pristine dune system and views of St Ives’ Harbour, and Godrevy Lighthouse. Hayle has several welcoming pubs and eateries to enjoy too. Hayle is close to the A30 for Truro, Newquay and beyond.
Why visit Hayle?
Geographically, Hayle is close to the narrowest point on the Cornwall Peninsula where the north coast is closest to the south. This means that it’s well-situated for exploration of Penwith, the Lizard and the heritage coast to the north. It has a railway station linking it to the main towns.
Things to do in Hayle
Hayle is dominated by Hayle Towans and the lovely stretch of 3-mile wide beach that runs as far as Gwythian Beach and Godrevy. It’s a fantastic place to unwind, sunbathe, play and swim. Hayle itself has good amenities including pubs and restaurants, and it’s close to St Ives for attractions.
Why stay in a Hayle cottage?
Our collection of Hayle properties includes houses, cottages and apartments to suit visitor groups of all sizes for any duration. Hayle is in a great location for those that want to leave their car behind because it is well connected to the local travel network. We have a number of Cornwall cottages, including some great dog-friendly cottages, to help make your Hayle holiday a memorable one.
Three must-see places to visit in Hayle:
- Hayle Towans is one of the best unspoilt sandy beaches and dune systems in Cornwall.
- St Ives is a lively holiday resort full of attractions including Tate Cornwall and more.
- Tehidy Country Park is a short drive away and is a lesser-known beauty spot.