Mexico Towans Beach
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!
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Type of beach
RNLI lifeguard Summer cover - daily from 19 May to 30 September
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
OS grid ref.
SW 5659 3973
Car Park close to beaches.
Mexico Towans Beach Reviews
The Cornish-Mexican link
“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.
Ruined by dogs off leads
JonnyJul 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
HelenAug 30th 2020
Golden fine sand. Lots of space. Beautiful views. Dog friendly And family friendly all year Around!
Chris LJun 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.