The Towans Beach

The Towans refers to a 4 mile stretch of beach and each individual area of the dunes behind the beach have their own identities. The individual areas include: Hayle Towans, Black Cliff, Riviere Towans, Mexico Towans, Common Towans, Phillack Towans, Upton Towans and Gwithian Towans.

The Towans mix of sand, sand dune and grassland has a wide variety of wildlife and plants and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Some dunes rise to more than 50 metres (160 ft) above sea level.

A wide section of places to park along this Hayle stretch of St. Ives bay.

Dog restrictions: this is one long beach but each section has different dog rules, please check the signs at the point you enter.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for The Towans Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 50 beaches at Penwith Peninsula, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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The Towans Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SSW)

Penwith Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

The Towans Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to The Towans Beach is at St. Ives 4.34 km (2.70 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.

Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:37 (Height 2.60m)
   High Tide at 11:51 (Height 5.04m)
   Low Tide at 18:45 (Height 2.43m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 00:44 (Height 4.92m)
   Low Tide at 07:29 (Height 2.46m)
   High Tide at 13:26 (Height 5.30m)
   Low Tide at 20:10 (Height 2.06m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 02:09 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 08:41 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 14:34 (Height 5.83m)
   Low Tide at 21:11 (Height 1.56m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 03:05 (Height 5.86m)
   Low Tide at 09:33 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 15:24 (Height 6.35m)
   Low Tide at 21:58 (Height 1.12m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 6.31m)
   Low Tide at 10:16 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 16:07 (Height 6.74m)
   Low Tide at 22:38 (Height 0.83m)
Sun 09 Oct
   High Tide at 04:28 (Height 6.62m)
   Low Tide at 10:54 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 16:44 (Height 6.95m)
   Low Tide at 23:14 (Height 0.70m)
Mon 10 Oct
   High Tide at 05:04 (Height 6.77m)
   Low Tide at 11:28 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 17:19 (Height 6.99m)
   Low Tide at 23:46 (Height 0.71m)

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