Hayle is a beautiful coastal village nestled comfortably between St Ives and Gwithian just off of the A30. It would be easy to drive through and miss all together if you were on your way to St Ives or Penzance but you mustn't miss this place and the surrounding area. There are some fine coastal walks, beaches and local businesses to wet even the most discerning travellers appetite.
Hayle is situated at the mouth of the Hayle river which runs into St Ives Bay on Cornwall's beautiful Atlantic Coast. There are four miles of golden sandy beaches to be enjoyed which start at the mouth of the estuary; Hayle Towans is a beach that rarely gets crowded and is ideal for sand yachts and kite buggies. Next is Gwithian Towans which is a popular surfing beach that has quality waves suitable for all surfing abilities. At low tide large areas of rock pools and caves are uncovered which is great to explore and enjoy for all the family. Hayle's beaches end at Godrevy point where Godrevey lighthouse stands on an island about 50 metres out to sea. The area is also regarded as an international quality bird-watching spot. The area can easily be explored on foot or by bike and don’t forget to stop off at one of the many quality independent businesses for a bite to eat or a spot of local shopping.
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The former chapel and schoolhouse The Old Foundry Chapel is packed full of beautiful, quirky and interesting shops including: