Hayle Cornwall - South West Cornwall

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File 1874Hayle is located in Penwith district in Cornwall shire county. This is in the south western region of the United Kingdom. Hayle is situated on the opposite side of St Ives Bay, and is six miles from the town of St Ives; whether this is the famous St. Ives from the “As I Was Going to St. Ives” poem is unknown. Feeding through Hayle to St Ives Bay is the Hayle Estuary, for which the town is named.

Hayle has a harbour which sat defunct for many years, and several money-raising and development ideas failed to gain public support. Recently, however, the harbour has been bought by an international property development company, and it has begun redeveloping the ancient and historic harbor walls. There is still much controversy surrounding the idea of regeneration, mainly over the final details, but Hayle itself has been the subject of much recent regeneration projects, which has helped breath new life into the area.

Additionally, the natural landscapes surrounding Hayle has helped turn it into a holiday hotspot, as well as one of the most beautiful in Cornwall.

Accommodation in Hayle

Hayle has as many different types of accommodations as you could possibly name. There are Hotels, Self Catering Cottages, Caravan Parks with static touring caravan pitches, Campsites, and Bed and Breakfasts; all in all, there are more than thirty different places to stay in Hayle and the immediately surrounding area. Whether you’re looking to camp in a tent with cows for company, or if you wish to stay at a historical mansion, Hayle can accommodate you. And if you are traveling alone or if you’re bringing all your friends with you, Hayle has amenities to service your holiday stay.

Attractions in Hayle

File 1875There are many different things to do while visiting Hayle, but perhaps the most famous and popular activity involves the beach. But Hayle doesn’t have just any beach. Hayle has a stretch of beach reaching three whole miles! And the sand at this beach is of the softest, most golden grains you could ever hope to see. An excellent place for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, and other water activities, the tide has also cut out many small wading pools, making it an excellent place to bring small children. Behind the beach lie the Towans, a string of sand dunes that are favored by caravans and campers alike. The beach is regarded as a favorite and high quality bird-watching area by international bird-watching societies.

The beach isn’t the only attraction in the town, though it is a highly admired one. There are many museums around, one such museum sporting a sculpture garden. There are also art galleries and gardens in the area, as well as wildlife sanctuaries. In the surrounding area, there are dozens of other attractions, including historical houses, centers dedicated both to Cornish heritage and to King Arthur’s final battle, as well as mining towns and mining parks. Hayle itself used to be a mining powerhouse, with most of its inhabitants employed by a local mine. The entire townscape and its surrounding and inclusive mines were submitted to the Cornwall and West Devon Historic Mining Landscape World Heritage Bid, and this bid succeeded in mid 2006. Other than mining tin in local veins, Hayle also used to produce, ship, and store explosives; their storage base was actually centered in the Towans. There is also a large aquarium located nearby, and its displays are sure to enthrall and enchant your whole family.

Hayle's History

File 1876There is much history to be found among Hayle’s roads. The famous Godrevy Lighthouse inspired Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse”, and another author, Rick Rescorla, who was born in Hayle, went on to be featured in some military books. Unfortunately, Rescorla died in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in the United States, and Hayle has erected a memorial stone in his honor in the town itself. Much of Hayle’s history is to be found in its economic development, though, which dates back to the very early 1700’s. There is history to be found in Hayle’s old churches, too. Any history aficionado will be highly pleased by the amount of history available in the town of Hayle.

Pubs in Hayle

If you find the need for a bit of fun with the locals during your holiday in Hayle, be sure to visit one of Hayle’s many pubs. While you wile away many hours with your friends and family, start making plans to visit some of Hayle’s local and historical mansions. Then be sure to check in on some of the festivities in the area. There are outdoor theaters and sailing opportunities for both the non-adventurous and the explorer.

File 1877Hayle has a lot to offer to people of every mentality and age. Surf shops make custom boards for the young and restless, and age-old gardens teach gardening tips to those with incurably green thumbs. Whatever your reason for taking a holiday, you’re sure to find the rest, relaxation, and fun at Hayle in Cornwall. The golden beaches and the Towans, and the tin mines and ancient railways, all exude a sense of peace and calmness, wiping away whatever of the world ails you. The next time you need a holiday, holiday at Hayle. You’ll feel at home in this quaint and beautiful village the second you arrive. And no one says you have to go home, either. The second you arrive, you will never want to leave. Find out why Hayle is revered as one of the most beautiful spots in all of Cornwall. Come visit Hayle!


Hayle offers you cosy Bed & Breakfast cottages, comfy self-catering lodges and clean and convenient caravans.

Bed &Breakfast in Hayle

Shaftesbury, Bob & Brendss, Coast bed and breakfast, Fernleigh, Anne Cooper, Mad Hatter, Treglisson, Byways, Ocean Drive, Calize Country House, Little Pangelly Farmhouse, Trevithick Cottage and Penellen Cottage, will warmly welcome you into their friendly cottages in Hayle.

Self-catering Cottages in Hayle

Toms Holidays, Topsy-turvy Cottage, Truthwall Farmhouse, Bluebell Cottage. Chyreene Court, Rushdune, Seahavens, Brambles, Smugglers Cottage, Little Brookside, Granny Gables, Cosy Cottage and Brookside Lodge at Hayle, would love for you to stay with them.

Camping and Touring Parks

You can rent out caravans from Atlantic Coast Caravan Park, Parbola Holiday Park, Gwithian Sands Chalet Park, Beachside Holiday Park and Sunny Meadow Holiday Park.

Restaurants and Pubs in Hayle

Scrumptious sea-food, Thai, Italian, Continental, Indian, chilled beer and funky cocktails are all up for grabs at Hayle.
Salt Kitchen and Bar, Red River Inn, Lamb & Flag Inn, Thai Chef, Duke of Leeds, Curry Leaf Restaurant, Pizza Patio and Sunset Surf Cafe are few of the many exciting eateries at Hayle.

Natures Favourite Child

Hayle, with its fascinating flora and fauna, gorgeous beach, pleasant climate, and fresh and invigorating air, is certainly one of natures favourite children!

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Known for its ‘three miles of golden sand’, Hayle, which is situated in Cornwall, is a bird watcher’s paradise amidst a burst of wild orchids found in the verges along the roads. Divided into two districts, Hayle consists of structures, which have existed from the 19th century. The historical Philack church and an old pub ironically called ‘The Bucket of Blood’, are worth experiencing. The remains of what used to be an explosives factory can be found amidst the dunes in Hayle. This part of Cornwall also brings plenty of excitement and fun at Paradise Park on the outskirts of Hayle. This theme park offers a variety of entertainment, which includes a zoo, an adventure playground for children, and a huge collection of rare and exotic birds. Magnificent mansions, which are enriched with heritage, line the streets around Hayle making it quite a sight to behold.