Hayle Towans Beach
Hayle Towans (towans is the Cornish word for dunes) can be accessed from several different places in the Hayle area.
Lifeguard cover is provided from the 1st of May until the 26th of September. (2021) Part of the Towans are adjacent to the river estuary where you should avoid swimming due to dangerous currents.
The most commonly surfed spot on this stretch of beach is 'The Site' named after the caravan site in the dunes behind. Being more sheltered from the swell than Gwithian and Godrevy, plus facing a little more north, makes 'The Site' a good choice when there's a big north coast swell and the wind is due south. On a good day you'll get really long walling lefts and rights but you'll be doing a good deal of paddling too. Tends to be better towards high tide.
Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except during July and August (10am - 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place between Hayle River and Black Cliffs. (2021)