Hayle Beach, Cornwall

THERE is much to admire about Cornwall’s coastline with thousands visiting their countless beaches that adorn their shores every year.

Hayle Beach is just one of many that line the north of the county – but why should you visit?

Is Hayle Beach worth visiting?

With beautiful, golden sandy shores and incredible views of St Ives Bay, there is much love about Hayle Beach.

To the west of the beach is the estuary from the River Hayle to add to the scenery, while during times of low tide, you can cross to Hayle Sands on the other side.

Hayle Beach itself has plenty of room for all of those that visit, with a depth from the cliffs to the water often stretching to well over 200m, depending on the tide.

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, Hayle Beach is good for surfing and kitesurfing.

Or if you just want to go for a walk with your dog, you can certainly do so all year round – although restrictions are in place in July and August where they are banned from 10am to 6pm.

Hayle has a wonderful coastline and beach for all of the family to enjoy (Ben Sutherland/Flickr)
Hayle has a wonderful coastline and beach for all of the family to enjoy (Ben Sutherland/Flickr)

How to get to Hayle Beach

Getting to Hayle Beach is easy if you have a car, with the Harveys Towans Car Park the nearest to Hayle Beach.

This is right near to the Eskinzo Surf School and CS Watersports Academy if you are interested in those.

There is also the Hayle Beach car park just off of Riviere Towans road with the Bluff Inn nearby for food.

If you are looking to come to Hayle Beach by public transport, you can either walk from the train station, where you can arrive on the Great Western Railway that runs from the likes of Cardiff, Plymouth and London Paddington to Penzance.

It will take you just over 20 minutes to walk from the railway station.

Meanwhile, the Tinner 1 and 2 buses run to Hayle Terrace road – and so require a bit of a walk to the coast – or the Sunseeker does go to Haven Riviere Sands Holiday Park, yet this only runs every two hours.

Where to stay near Hayle Beach

If you do not want to fuss with travelling to Hayle Beach, there are plenty of places to stay near to it, not least at Haven’s Riviere Sands Holiday Park.

You will be just metres from the seaside and can use of the campsite’s many activities from swimming, the amusement arcade and even archery range – with static caravans available from just £31 a night.

For those that prefer to stay in a hotel, why not stay on the cusp of Hayle Beach at Penellen Bed & Breakfast from only £85 a night.

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