Mexico Towans Beach

  • Mexico Towans - Hayle
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  • Mexico Towans - dunes
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  • Sandy Acres Cafe - Mexico Towans
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  • Mexico Towans - Hayle
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    The inexplicably named Mexico Towans lies somewhere near the middle of Hayle's famous "3 miles of golden sand". This particular section is backed by high sand dunes, most of which are covered in thick marram grass. There are however a couple of access points, both of which involve a considerable slog back up the sand on the way home.

    When the tide is out this is a huge beach. It gets a little cosier as the tide comes in, although there is still plenty of room to spread out. Despite there being a large holiday park behind the beach it still never really feels crowded here.

    Apart from those staying at the holiday park most visitors park up at the Sandy Acres car park. Here you will find a small cafe in a shipping container. This is the ideal spot for an apres surf coffee, or a well-deserved slice of cake after the hike back up the dunes!

    Also known as:

    Sandy Acres

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    RNLI lifeguard Summer cover - daily from 19 May to 30 September

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year

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    TR27 5AF

    OS grid ref.

    SW 5659 3973


    Car Park close to beaches.

    Mexico Towans Beach Reviews (6)

    The Cornish-Mexican link

    Jul 17th 2021

    “inexplicably named Mexico Towans” ....not at all, there is a fascinating history of Cornish miners going out to Mexico for work. It is really worth looking on Google.

    Lovely beach


    Aug 30th 2020

    Golden fine sand. Lots of space. Beautiful views. Dog friendly And family friendly all year Around!

    Chris L

    Jun 16th 2020

    One of my favourite beaches to head to with the family. Never too busy, dog friendly, lifeguards and often just the right size waves for the kids to learn to surf on.

    Hayle beaches

    Nigel Turner

    Mar 25th 2022

    Only one comment they are ACE.

    Lovely place

    Jackie and Dave

    Jul 05th 2023

    Beautiful big beach and dog friendly.We stay at Tom’s holidays and walk the coast path as the first two beaches are dog restricted.Massive beach never seems crowded.Confusion as to how far your dog can go on beach as there’s no signs to say what parts are restricted

    Ruined by dogs off leads


    Jul 10th 2021

    This and the Beaches adjacent to are absolutely stunning but regularly become snided with Dogs off leads and owners more often than not decide to pretend not to see them poo or they will pick it up and hide it in the grasses.

    We once counted 126 bags of poo in one place amongst the brambles along the dunes.

    So it isn’t very child friendly or nature friendly due to the amount of dog muck and potential of being rudely approached by off lead dogs

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