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!

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

Hayle beaches

Nigel Turner
Mar 25th 2022

Only one comment they are ACE.

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.

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

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.