One of Hayle's beaches near the Hayle Estuary
One of Hayle's beaches near the Hayle Estuary

Hayle

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Hayle estuary and parts of Hayle Towans and Porthkidney Sands

Hayle estuary and parts of Hayle Towans and Porthkidney Sands


Hayle, in Cornish, Heyl, is a historic town on Cornwall's North Coast situated on the estuary of the Hayle River.

The Hayle you see today, dates from the 18th century but there has been activity on this site since the Bronze Age when traders used the port for its safe anchorage.

Hayle is named after the Cornish word for estuary 'heyl'.

Bird watching enthusiasts will find much to interest them here with an abundance of wading birds and waterfowl. There is an RSPB Wildlife Reserve with hide located close to the town.

Botanists can enjoy the diversity of wild flowers which grow on the sand dunes (known locally as towans)and their hinterland such as pyramidal orchids and balm-leaved figwort.

Hayle in History

Hayle is famous for its association with the Cornish industry of mining. It was an important port for the exporting of copper ore in the 19th Century. Equally famous for engineering,the Harvey family had a foundry in Hayle from the 1770s.

General Information

Hayle town centre has a full range of facilities including banks, Post Office, supermarkets and a wide variety of small specialist shops.

A wide variety of accommodation for holiday makers and business travellers is available.

ATM / Cash Point in Hayle

There are six free to use 24 hour cash facilities in Hayle and four which charge to use them.
The cash points with no charge are at:
3 Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4HJ
23 Foundry Square, Hayle TR27 4HR
13 Penpol Terrace, Hayle TR27 4BQ
2 Chapel Terrace, Foundary Square, Hayle TR27 4AB
27 Fore Street, Hayle TR27 4DX
18 Copper Terrace, Hayle TR27 4EB

Tourist Information Centre is located at Hayle Library.

Hayle Library
Commercial Road
Hayle, Cornwall
TR27 4DE

Email: hayle.library@cornwall.gov.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1736 754399

Easter until October
Daily 9am - 6pm
Closed Thur, Sat (From 12:30pm) Sun

For Library opening times see our Hayle Community Information page.


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Location:
Located in West Cornwall, Hayle is easily accessible from the A30. Hayle Station provides a rail link with other parts of Cornwall and is on the main line from London and the North.

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Hayle River meets the Atlantic Ocean
Hayle River meets the Atlantic Ocean



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