Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Beaches near Hayle

Map featuring Hayle beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 16 beaches listed in and around the town of Hayle.

  1. Black Cliff Beach

    Black Cliff Beach
    dog friendly car park

    Long sandy beach stretching from Hayle Towans to Mexico Towans, sheltered by cliffs.

  2. Hayle Towans Beach

    Hayle Towans Beach
    lifeguarded car park good surf

    This expanse of beach is what makes up most of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand'. At low tide all the Hayle beaches join up to provide an impressive stretch of sand popular with sand yachts and kite buggies. Despite being…

  3. Porthkidney Beach

    Porthkidney Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park good surf nudist beach

    Large sandy beach in front of the sand dunes of Lelant. Reasonably sheltered at the western end and usually quiet. At low tide Carbis Bay Beach is accessible by walking around the point. The river is not suitable for swimming…

  4. Mexico Towans Beach

    Mexico Towans Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park

    Part of the long stretch of sandy beaches backed by sand dunes at Hayle.

  5. Carbis Bay

    Carbis Bay
    lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park good surf

    Large sheltered sandy beach suitable for families with plenty of facilities close by. The beach is protected both by it's aspect and the large tree covered cliffs - a rarity on the North Cornish Coast. At lower tides it…

  6. Gwithian Beach

    Gwithian Beach
    lifeguarded car park good surf

    Great beach for the family with lots of sand and rock pools for the children.

  7. Godrevy Beach

    Godrevy Beach
    lifeguarded car park good surf

    The northen-most tip of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand' and probably the most dramatic. Owing to it's position Godrevy takes the brunt of the Atlantic swell and is one of the more exposed beaches of the North coast. It…

  8. Porthminster Beach

    Porthminster Beach
    lifeguarded toilets beach cafe car park blue flag

    Large sheltered sandy beach with all facilities one would expect on a Blue Flag beach. Much more sheltered than St Ives' other main beach Porthemeor making it ideal for families.

  9. St Ives Harbour Beach

    St Ives Harbour Beach
    car park

    The name is a bit of give away here. Part harbour, part beach St Ives harbour beach offers the best of both. A sheltered sandy beach with plenty going on both in the working harbour and the town behind. There is sand here…

  10. Lambeth Walk Beach

    Lambeth Walk Beach
    dog friendly toilets beach cafe

    The oddly named Lambeth Walk beach is easily overlooked, despite being almost in the town centre of St Ives. Part of the reason is it doesn't really exist at high tide. At low tide things are different - the beach joins…

  11. Bamaluz Beach

    Bamaluz Beach
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park good surf

    The remains of Wheal Dream tin mine overlook this quiet, sandy beach. Situated between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach, Bamaluz often goes un-noticed by the majority of visitors. The beach itself is fairly sheltered from…

  12. Porthgwidden Beach

    Porthgwidden Beach
    toilets beach cafe car park

    Porthgwidden is often overlooked in the St Ives beaches stakes. Smaller than the others it does benefit from being more sheltered. It sits in the lee of the Island which blocks out most of the predominant winds and makes…

  13. Porthmeor Beach

    Porthmeor Beach
    lifeguarded car park good surf blue flag

    Porthmeor is arguably St Ives' premier beach and as such one of Cornwall's finest. The beach consists of a long stretch of golden sand overlooked by numerous artists' studios and the Tate Gallery. Porthmeor is also St Ives'…

  14. Fishing Cove

    Fishing Cove
    dog friendly lifeguarded car park nudist beach

    The stretch of coast running between Godrevy and Portreath beaches is known as North Cliffs. To most, the only point of interest along here is Hell's Mouth, a small inlet where the sheer cliffs plummet nearly 300 feet (90m)…

  15. Clodgy Point Beach

    Clodgy Point Beach
    dog friendly car park

    The beach here gets its name from the headland that shelters it to the west, Clodgy Point. Despite being seperated from Porthmeor beach by a a few hundred metres it is a completely different world. Golden sand is replaced…

  16. Marazion Beach

    Marazion Beach
    lifeguarded car park good surf

    Despite being situated in front of the popular village of Marazion and having ample parking and amenities the beach never really gets that busy. Mostly sand with a few pebbly patches, Marazion beach is an ideal family beach…