Louise LaneHAYLE

HAYLE & GWITHIAN

Louise LaneHAYLE
HAYLE & GWITHIAN

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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THINGS TO DO

 

Learn to surf on the beautiful beach at Gwithian with one of the longest running and most highly regarded surf schools in Cornwall. An amazing experience in Cornwall’s world famous surf. All equipment is provided free of charge during your lesson and surfboard & wetsuit hire is also available so you can surf all day if you want to.

01736 757579

Shore Surf School is a Surfing GB/ISA Surfing Centre of Excellence and the most established in the area. Lessons and courses for all abilities run daily from both their beach side locations. SUP lessons and water sports rental are also available.

Landline 01736 755556 Beachline 07855 755556

Enthusiastic and friendly mountain, road and BMX specialists offering all types of repair in their shop packed full with interesting bikes, parts and accessories. Rent a bike, tandem or a beach worthy fat bike and explore the scenery carefree!

01736 753825

Explore Cornwall by kayak, paddle board, coasteering or climbing. Immerse yourself in nature and re-connect with your natural environment. Suitable for all abilities aged 8 upwards. Bespoke packages designed for families, school groups, team building events and individuals.

 

EAT & DRINK

Wonderful container cafe nestled in the dunes, overlooking 3 miles of golden sand. Access to amazing surf spots and the only dog friendly beach during the summer months! Organic coffee, gourmet burgers, wraps, weekend specials, delicious homemade cakes & Roskilly's organic ice cream.

07817 614152

Sunset Surf is a beachside cafe & licensed bar, with a surf shop, surf hire & surf school. Set in the beautiful Gwithian Towans overlooking St Ives Bay, they have everything you need for a great day at the beach... Just Add Waves!

01736 752575

Overlooking the whole of St Ives bay, this listed, historic coastguard lookout now serves as a cafe serving their famous cakes plus a shop to grab all your groceries & beach goods.

01736 601114

Fantastic California style restaurant that’s heavy on the Mexican. Fresh fish tacos, ground steak burgers and fresh cut fries and specials. All homemade with a passion for food! Great selection of Tequila, Mexican beer, cocktails and California wine. Book for Taco Tuesdays!

Chandlers Plaice is a quality family run fish and chippy serving freshly cooked traditional fish & chips; Cod, Haddock, Plaice and Scampi. Also serving Pies, Chicken and Burgers. As an alternative to crispy battered fish, why not try their famous steamed cod with a wedge of lemon?

A family run business with over 50 years experience in the bakery industry. With outlets in Hayle, Praze-an-Beeble and Marazion their long queues are the testament to their popularity.

01736 753302

Trading since 1966, Hampsons family butchers still boast the same passion for providing Hayle with fine quality local meat, homemade pasties, pies and much more.

01736 752427

....And lifestyle store! Delicious homemade cakes, fairtrade coffee and cold drinks. Beautiful handmade French linen garments and accessories, Merchant & Mills sewing requisites, homeware and more.

01736 755928

A fabulous Cornish Cafe & Deli, located in the Old Foundry Chapel, serving breakfasts, brunches and lunches as well as coffees, tasty cakes and cream teas using locally sourced Cornish produce wherever possible. Daily specials to accompany a menu full of favourites from their regulars! 

07874 622313

 

SHOP

The UK’s premier stockist of surfboards for all abilities from the complete beginner to the experienced surfer. They’ll get you in the water with their comprehensive range of wetsuits & surfing accessories fitted by friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff. Surfboard, bodyboard & wetsuit hire available throughout the year.

01736 757025

Enjoy a warm welcome in this traditional, family run toy shop. Offering a wide range of toys including, Lego, Airfix, Sylvanian families, Playmobil, Kites, Beach Goods, Puzzles, Soft Toys, Classic games and much more!

01736 753012

Your local nursery with a huge range of beautiful plants all grown on site. Large stocks of Alpines, Bedding, Camellias, Cornish Palms, Exotics, Ferns, Grasses, Herbs, Patio Plants, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees and Succulents. Helpful, friendly advice! Follow signs from Lidl. Free parking. Dogs welcome!

The former chapel and schoolhouse The Old Foundry Chapel is packed full of beautiful, quirky and interesting shops including: 

Ula is a bit of fashion heaven with carefully selected brands (Joules, Inwear, Part two & Cornish brands) putting this boutique on the fashion "must see" map: Stylish casual daytime, evening and outdoor wear - coats and wellies, flip flops and t-shirts. A perfect holiday treat.

Fresh and contemporary handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery with Splashes of colour from real semi precious gemstones.

Fine Art & Antiques. Collectables & Vintage Items. Antiquarian Books. Picture Framing Jewellery, Silver, Ceramics, Fabrics, Furniture & much more.

Watch out for their pop up shops and events too! Visit website here

A creative studio shop stocking a fabulous selection of handcrafted gifts, fabric, haberdashery, yarn & crafty bits. Sewing machine services and repairs available. Bespoke childrens birthday parties arranged upon request.