"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

Awards

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

Hayle
Tourist Information Centre
Hayle Library
Commercial Road
Cornwall
England
TR27 4DE

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

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 22 July

06:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 67%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 35%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 27%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
NW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NNW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:45 BST
(03:45 GMT)
Low Tide
11:15 BST
(10:15 GMT)
High Tide
17:10 BST
(16:10 GMT)
Low Tide
23:45 BST
(22:45 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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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