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

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

Come and surf away from the crowds! Sandy Acres provide lessons for all ages and abilities in the calmer waters of St. Ives bay. Small group sizes. Fully qualified & professional instructors.

07415 946025

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

Cool container cafe serving organic coffee, homemade cake, sandwiches and locally made burgers. The cafe is set in the dunes above a fantastic surf spot and dog friendly beach and even has a surf school & Hire shop next door.

07494 436635

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

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?

01736 752123

Fully licensed seaside cafe serving fresh fish and dishes from around the world depending on the chef's mood and what is landed that day. A fluid and ever changing food experience often accompanied by DJs and Live music. Stunning working harbour location. Dog friendly beach all year round.

01736 756218

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

Eat in or takeaway at this Traditional fish and chip shop with all the trimmings. Range of starters, other mains including veggie options and glorious puddings. Good wine and beer selection also available. Childrens menu and high chairs available.

01736 448371

A working family farm with friendly on-site farm shop, providing fresh, seasonal fruit & vegetables, a variety of traditional free range meats & poultry, award-winning cheeses & dairy products and lots more specially selected artisan products! A must visit for a real taste of Cornwall.

01736 757888

 

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

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

British design that reflects the Cornish landscape plus some on trend prints and shapes with lots of organic and fairtrade where possible. Fabulous customer service, putting this boutique on the fashion “must see” map.

Handmade, Sterling Silver, Cornish Jewellery with splashes of colour from real semi precious gemstones. All jewellery is designed and made in house in fresh & Contemporary styles. Lots more gifts and gift ideas in store, Jewellery prices start from £6.

01736 448090

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.


pets

Doggy Day Care Cornwall provides a premium dog day care and home boarding service for busy owners. Featuring a custom built day care facility and a self-service secure dog park, Doggy Day Care Cornwall is the leading pet care specialist in Cornwall. Open 365 days a year.

01736 317123

Championing the best possible diets for dogs & cats to bring you a curated range of only the very best natural food, treats, toys & accessories (including their own brand of Cold Pressed Dog Food) With experts in animal care and nutrition on hand to give advice on caring for even the fussiest of paws.

01736 317123


ACCOMODATION

Atlantic Coast Holiday Park is a quiet and peaceful park lying close to the sand dunes of beautiful St Ives Bay, near Hayle in Cornwall. Suitable for families and couples, this David Bellamy Gold Award Park is conveniently situated for touring Cornwall by car with its' close proximity to St Ives, Land's End and The Lizard. Pets welcome!

01736 752071

Located within Hayle’s sand dunes, Beachside Holiday Park has it’s own beach access offering something special for families & couples with a choice of lodges, bungalows, chalets, touring pitches or camping and the location provides an ideal base to explore West Cornwall.

01736 753080

A stone’s throw from the beach, nestled within the Hayle dunes, Toms Holidays provides a startling array of accommodation featuring beach side chalets, bungalows & lodges. With over 100 individual properties to choose from, you are sure to find your perfect holiday getaway!

01736 753010

Stay by the beach! Small & simple but cool campsite tucked in the dunes with direct access to a great surf-spot and dog friendly beach. This peaceful campsite is ideal for couples and small families.

07494 436635

Forever Cornwall are the Gwithian Beach Chalet specialists. Their collection of unique self-catering retreats, just moments from the beach, are all beautifully equipped and well presented for the perfect break in Cornwall.

01326 567838