{"LocationDetails":{"Id":724,"Name":"Hayle","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in Hayle, Cornwall\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeak to anyone who lives in the West Country and the chances are they\u0026rsquo;ll have spent at least one weekend embracing the laidback, beachy lifestyle in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Hayle. Just off the beaten track enough to make you feel like a true adventurer experiencing real Cornwall, yet with plenty to see and do in the area, Hayle\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place for an escape from it all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the kind of Cornish destination where all you need to pack is a pair of flip flops and your sunglasses, and whether you opt for a romantic retreat for two with a beautiful setting or a bucket and spade break with the kids, it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of relaxed resort where anything goes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBeaches in Hayle\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s start with the area\u0026rsquo;s biggest draw, the beaches. Hayle Towans (and in case you\u0026rsquo;re wondering what \u0026lsquo;Towans\u0026rsquo; means, it\u0026rsquo;s from the old Cornish word for Dunes), is a great big stretch of welcoming golden sand that rolls on for blissful mile after blissful mile. Because it\u0026rsquo;s quite out of the way, Hayle Town avoids becoming too crowded when the sun shines, and this beautiful beach is a popular one with sand buggies and sand yachts. But don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you\u0026rsquo;re content to stay on your towel and read a novel while the surfers do their thing in the distance, the beach is the perfect spot for some time out away from the hustle and bustle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy trying your hand at surfing, head to the section of the beach known to the locals as \u0026lsquo;The Site\u0026rsquo;, which is backed by the caravan site tucked away behind the dunes. We have it on very good authority (from our surfers here at Blue Chip) that when there\u0026rsquo;s an impressive north coast swell and the wind\u0026rsquo;s due south this is the best spot for a surf in the area. Hayle Towans is more sheltered than its neighbouring surfy spots (Gwithian and Godrevy, and it\u0026rsquo;s a favourite at high tide. Lifehuards man the beach between May and September.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Hayle\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWell, we\u0026rsquo;ve already touched on one of the many things to do in Hayle above, and that\u0026rsquo;s surfing. Even if you\u0026rsquo;ve never stepped into a wetsuit, a Hayle holidays makes the perfect opportunity to hire a board, take a lesson or two and see if you\u0026rsquo;re a natural. Hey, at least you can say you\u0026rsquo;ve surfed in Cornwall even if you don\u0026rsquo;t discover a hidden talent\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you go along to Godrevy beach you\u0026rsquo;ll find a man with a van who hires out surfing equipment throughout the summer, and there are all kinds of friendly, professional surf schools in the area who\u0026rsquo;ll be happy to some out and show you how it\u0026rsquo;s done\u0026rsquo; Most of the schools promise to have you standing on your board (in the water, on the sand would be easy) without just two hours of tuition.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnd then there are the walks. Hayle was one of the first areas in Cornwall to be recognised with a Walkers are Welcome award, which highlights the resorts in the county that take extra care of their walks and footpaths. So, no matter which season you visit in, you should be able to grab your hiking boots and set about exploring the breathtaking scenery on foot.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a gorgeous walk that takes you to Godrevy, and if you look to the little island just off the shore you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see Godrevy Lighthouse. \u0026nbsp;There are some exhilarating clifftop walks around Godrevy, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to admire St Ives Bay from above (it\u0026rsquo;s also a brilliant angle to get those holiday photos from too).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou could walk from Godrevy headland to Hell\u0026rsquo;s Mouth, a landscape every bit as dramatic as it sounds. This five mile walk takes around two and a half hours to complete, but if you take your time and the weather\u0026rsquo;s kind you\u0026rsquo;ll be rewarded with the kind of views you\u0026rsquo;ll remember for a lifetime. There\u0026rsquo;s a caf\u0026eacute; in the car park at Godrevy too, so if you need a cup of something hot to see you on your way you\u0026rsquo;ll be in luck.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHayle attractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the attractions in Hayle are the natural ones, but for that all-important family day out during your stay it\u0026rsquo;s got to be Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary. With an enormous indoor play area that\u0026rsquo;s perfect for wet days when you need to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, this attraction\u0026rsquo;s also home to tropical gardens dotted with tropical birds, as well as otters, red pandas and all kinds of other friendly animals waiting to say hello. With St Ives within a twenty minute drive from Hayle, you\u0026rsquo;ll also find Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden within easy reach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRestaurants in Hayle\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s face it, the places to dine during a UK break can make or break the whole holiday, so we\u0026rsquo;ve put our heads together to recommend some of our favourite restaurants in Hayle. Laura and her husband Ben love The Red River Pub near Gwithian, as not only is the food delicious but they also sell a fantastic range of beers in a relaxed atmosphere. Oh, and the steak\u0026rsquo;s worth a try too. It\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to book in advance as this one tends to be busy. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Cornwall then you\u0026rsquo;ve got to tuck into at least one treat at a beach caf\u0026eacute;, and Godrevy Beach Caf\u0026eacute; is one of our favourites. Just a pebble\u0026rsquo;s throw from one of the most spectacular beaches in the region, this chic beach caf\u0026eacute;\u0026rsquo;s perfect for warming up after a long walk along the shore to blow the cobwebs out. You\u0026rsquo;ll find everything from hearty meals, light snacks and all the usual seaside faves.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"hayle","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Hayle.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Carbis Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Carbis Bay Beach just a mile from St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the Blue Flag beaches that make Cornwall so popular. The beach has had a Blue Flag since 2010, and with a mile of silver sands welcoming those on beach holidays in St Ives it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why. Carbis Bay is one of a series of beaches that make up St Ives Bay, and you don\u0026rsquo;t have to just take our word for how pretty it is \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s even listed by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach has its own car park, toilets and nearby refreshments, so it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for families and beach bums. It\u0026rsquo;s not often you\u0026rsquo;ll find surf at this beach but that\u0026rsquo;s welcome news for families with young children. In fact it makes the waters ideal for swimming, and if you fancy a wander along the east side of the beach (when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out) you\u0026rsquo;ll find your way to Porth Kidney Sands and their RSPB bird sanctuary. This is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most significant habitats for wildlife and it\u0026rsquo;s a peaceful spot to spend some time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCarbis Bay Beach is privately owned by a nearby hotel and it operates a seasonal dog ban, although dog walkers are permitted to walk their pets between 5am and 8am so you\u0026rsquo;re free to watch the sun rise while you walk your best friend throughout the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.1976,"LocationLongitude":-5.46553,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000014365986XXXLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/carbis-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000014365986XXXLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an attraction that\u0026rsquo;s guaranteed to put a smile on your face - Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary in Helston. The sanctuary is just a 40 minute drive away from beautiful St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth the journey. Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates seals, and visitors can meet the seriously cute collection of grey and common seals housed within its pools.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sanctuary\u0026rsquo;s focus is on rehabilitation, so most of the seals stay at the sanctuary until they\u0026rsquo;re ready to return to the sea. Because of the nature of the attraction we can\u0026rsquo;t promise which seals you get to meet, but there are always recovering pups and seals on hand to welcome friendly faces on any given day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are also sea lions, otters, penguins and a selection of farm animals, and many are surprised to learn that dogs are welcome throughout the sanctuary on leads. In fact it\u0026rsquo;s been names by Cesar as a leading dog friendly attraction. The Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary is open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are talks and feeds throughout each day so visitors can see up close just how much work goes into caring for the seals so that they can return to the wild.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.0952,"LocationLongitude":-5.20585,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2019/03/iStock-675251262.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/cornwall-national-seal-sanctuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/emily.judge/2019/03/iStock-675251262.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking from Hayle to St Ives","Body":"\u003cp\u003eA Cornwall holiday pretty much means choosing from hundreds and hundreds of picturesque dog walks, but it\u0026rsquo;s also a good opportunity to tackle a section of the infamous South West Coast Path. The six mile stretch that joins the lesser known surf town of Hayle with the art centre that\u0026rsquo;s St Ives is a nice one for dog owners, and you\u0026rsquo;ll follow the Hayle Estuary which is known for its bird life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk starts at the Hayle harbour Swing Bridge, which dates back more than one hundred years, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass along St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Way \u0026ndash; following the footsteps of pilgrims who once made the journey to Spain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for Porth Kidney Sands along the way, as dogs are allowed on this stretch of beach all year round and the lack of parking nearby means it\u0026rsquo;s often deserted. If you\u0026rsquo;re taking a picnic with you for the walk this is a good place to stop and enjoy it, as the next beach you\u0026rsquo;ll pass (Carbis Bay) has seasonal dog restrictions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a lovely route to walk your dog during the winter months as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to let him off the lead on Carbis Bay, and there are far more waders along the Hayle Estuary.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1879,"LocationLongitude":-5.42294,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Hayle Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/walking-from-hayle-to-st-ives","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Hayle Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hayle Towans Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHayle Towans Beach is one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt corners. We\u0026rsquo;re talking miles of sand, great surf and views that make you forget the rest of the world in an instant. If you\u0026rsquo;d choose stunning views over beach shops and amenities then Hayle Beach is perfect, as it\u0026rsquo;s a little off the beaten track but that only makes it even more of a find.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s lifeguard cover during the summer months, and even if you\u0026rsquo;re not a surfer it\u0026rsquo;s fun to sit on the sand and watch them navigate the waves when the surf\u0026rsquo;s up. This is one of those Cornwall beaches where space is never a problem no matter how fine the day, the sand goes on for miles and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to shake out your towels without worring about being elbow to elbow with your fellow beachgoers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban, and the car park nearby charges just \u0026pound;2 to park for the day. Hayle Towans is a real hidden gem of a beach, so if you fancy exploring real Cornwall and ditching the path most travelled for a day then head to this stunning stretch of coastline.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.21,"LocationLongitude":-5.4125,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Hayle Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/hayle-towans-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Hayle Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Carbis Bay to St Ives","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOk, so Carbis Bay is only one stop from the gorgeous resort of St Ives by train, but the walk\u0026rsquo;s so scenic that it\u0026rsquo;s well worth making the journey on foot at least once during a stay in the area. It should take between twenty minutes and half an hour and most of the route follows the sea so you\u0026rsquo;ll be rewarded with sweeping views across the bay as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eStart the walk just opposite the Carbis Bay Hotel and pick the path up to the railway bridge. Make your way across the bridge and you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted with views right across the bay all the way to Trevose Head as you head up a gentle hill. If you opt for the lower pathway you\u0026rsquo;ll be treated to the clearest views.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eKeep following the road and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon turn a corner that opens out onto breathtaking views of St Ives Bay. Head down to Porthminster Beach as you go as it\u0026rsquo;s worth stopping off in the ever-popular Porthminster Caf\u0026eacute; for a bite to eat before heading into the town itself. 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