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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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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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 3.2℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 0.5 m/sec (SSE)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 12clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Feb 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (S)

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 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 06:05 (Height 6.29m)
   Low Tide at 12:33 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 18:23 (Height 6.14m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:42 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 06:38 (Height 6.32m)
   Low Tide at 13:05 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 18:56 (Height 6.14m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:15 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 07:10 (Height 6.29m)
   Low Tide at 13:37 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 19:28 (Height 6.07m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:48 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 07:42 (Height 6.20m)
   Low Tide at 14:10 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 20:01 (Height 5.94m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:21 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 08:16 (Height 6.04m)
   Low Tide at 14:43 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 20:37 (Height 5.75m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:57 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 08:55 (Height 5.81m)
   Low Tide at 15:21 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 21:17 (Height 5.50m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:39 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 09:40 (Height 5.53m)
   Low Tide at 16:06 (Height 2.04m)
   High Tide at 22:10 (Height 5.22m)

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