Hayle is a beautiful, history rich town nestled amidst the north coast of Cornwall . It has three miles of stunning sandy beaches and a wealth of activities available close to your holiday cottage.
The town's history spans all the way back to the Bronze Age, and its position in the industrial revolution as a thriving mining port, means Hayle will never be disappointing to cultural enthusiasts. However, since the closing of the mines, the town has become a popular holiday resort not least of which for its stunning landscapes and collection of local artisan shops, galleries and eateries.
With arguably some of the St Ives Bay most spectacular stretches of beach, it is easy to indulge in a multitude of seaside activities. The beach is well suited to sunbathing and swimming, and for the adventurous visitor there is some great surfing to be found, as well as some more unusual hobbies like blokarting! (Think of yachting on the beach)
Those wanting a more relaxed experience will find the estuary is well sheltered and attracts a beautiful range of migratory birds and wildlife to discover. Hayle was the first area in Cornwall to be awarded the Walkers Are Welcome status, and maps are available with suggested trails for exploring the area, suitable for people of all ages.
Don't forget to take a drive up to the beautiful Godrevy Head lighthouse. Here you can park your car in the National Trust car park and walk the South Western Coastal Path to view the seal colony below or try kite flying and rock pooling all year round.
For a traditional and beautiful Cornwall holiday experience, Hayle holiday cottages are an excellent place to start.