"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Upton Towans Beach

Upton Towans is part of the coastal stretch of sand dunes with a campsite behind, near Hayle. It is an open aspect beach which attracts moderate size surf. Upton Towans was the site of an explosives factory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is hence alternatively known as Dynamite Towans. It's now a nature reserve.

Beach type: Sandy

Nearest town: Hayle

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW558391

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Things to see and do near Upton Towans Beach

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

Forecast for Saturday 23 March

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
NNE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NE
Pressure 1032
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
NE
Pressure 1032
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ENE
Pressure 1032
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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Upton Towans is part of the coastal stretch of sand dunes with a campsite behind, near Hayle. It is an open aspect beach which attracts moderate size surf. Upton Towans was the site of an explosives factory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is hence alternatively known as Dynamite Towans. It's now a nature reserve.

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