Hayle Towans Beach
Hayle Towans are also known as Upton Towans and can be accessed from several different places in Hayle, such is the large expanse of north west facing golden sands. Towans is the Cornish word for dunes. At low tide all the Hayle beaches join up to provide an impressive stretch of sand popular with sand yachts and kite buggies. Part of the Towans are adjacent to the river estuary where you should avoid swimming due to dangerous currents.
There are two large holiday parks with direct access to the beach, but due to the impressive 3 miles stretch of sand at low tide, it rarely gets crowded.
Professional lifeguard cover from May to September, 10am – 6pm.
The most commonly surfed spot on this stretch of beach is ‘The Site’ named after the caravan site in the dunes behind. Being more sheltered from the swell than Gwithian and Godrevy, plus facing a little more north, makes ‘The Site’ a good choice when there’s a big north coast swell and the wind is due south. On a good day you’ll get really long walling lefts and rights but you’ll be doing a good deal of paddling too. Tends to be better towards high tide.
Dog ban Easter to October
Surf rescue equipment
Shop or cafe nearby
Seaside Award 2006