Hayle Towans Beach
Hayle Towans beach sits alongside Hayle estuary. Good sandy beach although we would recommend moving along the beach away from the estuary for safer swimming, check out the lifeguard swimming flags that normally sit in front of Black Cliff beach.
Whilst the north end of St Ives Bay has good surfing beaches, Hayle Towans is the spot for kitesurfing and canoeing.
Towans means sand dunes.
Facilities include lifeguards in the summer, toilets, pub and cafe.
Hard path slope down to the beach from the RNLI hut makes it easier to access than the steps at Black Cliff beach.
Dog Friendly Beach?
Hayle Towans beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 1st July to 31st August between 10 am - 6 pm. Be careful that the beaches have various permissions and the boundaries are not easy to locate, check the signs.
Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.
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Hayle Towans Beach, Riviere Towans, Hayle, Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall TR27 5AF, United Kingdom
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Hayle Towans Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast
Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Hayle Towans Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Hayle Towans Beach is at St. Ives 4.31 km (2.68 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Wed 31 May
High Tide at 02:01 (Height 5.24m)
Low Tide at 08:35 (Height 1.80m)
High Tide at 14:29 (Height 5.29m)
Low Tide at 20:52 (Height 1.76m)
Thu 01 Jun
High Tide at 02:45 (Height 5.54m)
Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 1.53m)
High Tide at 15:09 (Height 5.65m)
Low Tide at 21:35 (Height 1.48m)
Fri 02 Jun
High Tide at 03:26 (Height 5.84m)
Low Tide at 09:58 (Height 1.30m)
High Tide at 15:48 (Height 5.98m)
Low Tide at 22:16 (Height 1.24m)
Sat 03 Jun
High Tide at 04:06 (Height 6.09m)
Low Tide at 10:37 (Height 1.12m)
High Tide at 16:27 (Height 6.23m)
Low Tide at 22:57 (Height 1.06m)
Sun 04 Jun
High Tide at 04:47 (Height 6.26m)
Low Tide at 11:17 (Height 1.01m)
High Tide at 17:07 (Height 6.40m)
Low Tide at 23:37 (Height 0.94m)
Mon 05 Jun
High Tide at 05:29 (Height 6.34m)
Low Tide at 11:57 (Height 0.98m)
High Tide at 17:50 (Height 6.47m)
Tue 06 Jun
Low Tide at 00:23 (Height 0.91m)
High Tide at 06:16 (Height 6.31m)
Low Tide at 12:45 (Height 1.04m)
High Tide at 18:39 (Height 6.43m)
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