"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

The Towans Beach

The Towans (Hayle) is north of the mouth of the Hayle Estuary on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by sand dunes.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Ives

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW563394


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near The Towans Beach

  • Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre (1m)
  • Hayle Swimming Pool (1m)
  • Paradise Park (2m)
  • Coast 2 Coast Karting (3m)
  • Penwith Galleries (3m)
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (3m)
  • Royal Cinema (3m)
  • Tate St Ives (3m)
  • Tate Gallery St Ives (3m)
  • Country Skittles (4m)
  • Trevithick Cottage (5m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Hayle Library
Commercial Road
TR27 4DE

Phone 01736 753 196
Email hayletouristinformation@cornwall.gov.uk

Seasonal opening

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Forecast for Saturday 19 January


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 89%
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Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 80%
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Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1005
Humidity 83%
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Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
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Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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The Towans, Hayle in St Ives Bay makes up part of a necklace of golden beaches which are bordered by the picturesque fishing town of St Ives to the west and fringed by the dunes of Hayle to the east.

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