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in the county of Cornwall

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About Hayle

Three miles of golden sands backed by impressive sand dunes have made Hayle a perfect summer place for families to enjoy a holiday. It is an old town, made prosperous in the 18th-century when John Harvey opened his tin, copper and foundry business here which caused the port of Hayle to become the busiest port in Western Cornwall, with a regular packet steamer service to the port of Bristol. The closure of the foundry early in the 20th-century brought about the decline of the port. This caused fluctuations in Hayle's fortunes, but fortunately tourists brought in by the railways were quick to notice the charms of this lovely place and Hayle began to develop as a tourist destination.

Lying in the magnificent sweep of St.Ives Bay, Hayle has a lot to offer. The beautiful dunes backing the long sandy beach are a haven for wildlife and for the walker they reveal many rare and beautiful species. The sands, which in summer are packed with sun-worshippers, in spring and autumn become the venue for the increasingly popular sport of landspeed sailing, thus attracting competitors from Europe and beyond. The beaches spread to Godrevy Lighthouse. Standing slightly off-shore, this is said to be the lighthouse which inspired Virginia Woolf to write the novel - To the Lighthouse.

The town also attracts bird watchers and nature lovers. During spring and autumn the mild climate of this part of the Cornish coast acts as a magnate for migratory birds who flock here in surprising numbers to shelter from the storms and gales of colder, northerly regions. Paradise Park is a must for all the family, here you can see a range of endangered parrots, owls, birds of prey and small and large farm animals in a natural setting. The park has a miniature railway which takes you through tunnels and past Glanmor House which was the home of the Harvey family.

Pleasure craft of all shapes and sizes throng the waters of St. Ives Bay and jostle for position around Hayle's picturesque harbour. Beyond the harbour the town is split into two parts, both fittingly have names acknowledging Cornwall's rich industrial heritage - Copperhouse and Foundry. In the town the visitor is delighted with the tempting shops, cafe's, pubs, restaurants and range of accommodation to suit all tastes, including excellent self-catering accommodation for families.

Anyone visiting Hayle is in for a treat, there are spectacular panoramic views of St.Ives, Carbis Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, seasports, cliff top and country walks, golf and a host of attractive Cornish towns and villages to explore. In Hayle there is always something going on, including a week long Heritage Festival, held annually each August.

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St Ives Beach, Cornwall

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The White Hart Hotel in Hayle, Cornwall, England

The White Hart Hotel

Hayle, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
With free Wi-Fi in public areas, The White Hart Hotel dates back to 1838, and is situated in the centre of Hayle in Cornwall. Guests can explore the pretty harbour, or travel to St Ives, just 6 miles ...
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Estuary View in Hayle, Cornwall, England

Estuary View

Hayle, Cornwall, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Estuary View in Hayle offers bed and breakfast accommodation in west Cornwall, just a 10-minute walk from the beach and Hayle Train Station. The house has free Wi-Fi and parking on site....
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Millpond Cottage in Hayle, Cornwall, England

Millpond Cottage

Hayle, Cornwall, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Millpond Cottage is a holiday home set in Hayle, 6 km from St Ives. The unit is 36 km from Newquay. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A TV is available. Other facili...
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Villa Hayle 6 in Hayle, Cornwall, England

Villa Hayle 6

Hayle, Cornwall, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Villa Hayle 6 is a villa located in Hayle in the Cornwall Region and is 5 km from St Ives. The unit is 35 km from Newquay. The unit equipped with a kitchen with an oven and microwave. Other facilitie...
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Villa Hayle 1 in Hayle, Cornwall, England

Villa Hayle 1

Hayle, Cornwall, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Situated in Hayle, Villa Hayle 1 is a villa featuring a seasonal outdoor pool. The unit is 5 km from St Ives. An oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom....
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Villa Hayle 3 in Hayle, Cornwall, England

Villa Hayle 3

Hayle, Cornwall, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Villa Hayle 3 offers accommodation in Hayle, 5 km from St Ives. The unit is 35 km from Newquay. The kitchen comes with an oven and a microwave and there is a private bathroom. Other facilities at Vil...
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Villa Hayle 4 in Hayle, Cornwall, England

Villa Hayle 4

Hayle, Cornwall, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Villa Hayle 4 offers accommodation in Hayle, 5 km from St Ives. The unit is 35 km from Newquay. The kitchen features an oven and a microwave. Other facilities at Villa Hayle 4 include a seasonal outd...
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Hayle Station(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Lelant Station(0.9 miles, 1.4 km)
Newquay (Cornwall) Airport(25.5 miles, 41.0 km, direction NE)
St. Mary's Airport(43.0 miles, 69.2 km, direction SW)
M5 Junction 31(90.8 miles, 146.0 km, direction E)
M5 Junction 30(93.7 miles, 150.8 km, direction E)
Hayle to London(248.9 miles, 400.5 km, direction E)