We have created a video showing off some the beautiful coasts, towns and walks around
both Hayle and St. Ives, as well as just a few of the local attractions that you should visit!
Overlooking St. Ives Bay, with its clear waters and three miles of golden sand, the local area has many attractions to keep you entertained. The impressive stretch of sand is popular with sand yachts and kite buggies as well as great for long walks.
Hayle river mouth is famous as one of the best kitesurfing locations in Europe, and lessons can be obtained through professional kitesurfing school, CS Watersports Academy.
Surfing is also a very popular at Hayle, with most of the surf schools operating from the far end of the beach at Gwithian due to its bigger waves. GAS (Gwithain Academy of Surfing) and Shore Surf are two of the local highly recommended surf schools that run lessons throughout the year.
The Hayle Estuary is a haven for wildlife, being a RSPB nature reserve, with many different waterbirds being spotted all year round.
Just a few miles away from Hayle is the famous town of St. Ives - with events running all year round, there is always something to see and always new art exhibitions to view. See whats going to be on when you visit by checking out the St. Ives events website.
This picturesque train line is one of the most scenic branch lines in Britain. Don’t struggle for parking in St. Ives, take the Park and Ride.
Join the branch line from the main line station of St. Erth, or use the Park and Ride facilities at Lelant Saltings (postcode TR26 3DL). A car park is provided for over 200 cars and is next to the branch line linking Carbis Bay and Portminster, St. Ives. The Park and Ride is recommended in the summer months when parking is more difficult.
This branch line is so famous that the Queen took it when she visited St. Ives in 2013, and it is featured in Britain's 10 most scenic rail journeys by
For a list of the local attractions around Hayle, St. Ives and the local areas, please see our Local Attractions page!