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River Hayle and Estuary, Cornwall


  • Located in Cornwall, South West England, England
  • The River Hayle rises north west of Helston near the village Crowan. It flows west past Godolphin and Godolphin Hill before arcing north to St. Erth and Hayle. At Hayle, the river meets the Hayle Estuary RSPB Nature Reserve and runs into the sea at St Ives Bay. The area where the River Hayle rises is covered on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 103 'The Lizard' map. Most of its course is covered on the Ordnance Survey Explorer 102 'Land's End' map
  • There are huge low tide sand beaches where the River Hayle and Estuary meet the sea. To the east is Hayle Beach. To the west is Porth Kidney Sands
  • Note that the estuary cuts through a big sand dune system. To the east are Hayle Towans and Riviere Towans. To the west are Lelant Towans
  • The Port of Hayle is part of the UNESCO Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. It was once an internationally important mining port
  • By James Penman

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Hayle Towans, Cornwall

Located in Hayle, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The sand dunes that line St Ives Bay are split by the River Hayle and Estuary. To the west of the estuary are Porth Kidney Sands and Lelant Towans. To the east are Hayle Beach and Hayle Towans. The low tide blond sand of...

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Lelant St Uny's Church, Cornwall

Located in Lelant, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Lelant St Uny's Church is in a superb coastal location by Lelant Towans overlooking the Hayle Estuary and St Ives Bay. The church is at the start, or end, of the St Michael's Way. The St Michael's Way follows the route o...

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Lelant Towans, Cornwall

Located in Lelant, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The majority of the sand dunes that line St Ives Bay run north east of the Hayle Estuary. Lelant Towans is a smaller dune system running west of the estuary towards Carbis Bay. Today, it's home to a golf course, Lelant S...

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Approximately 1.0 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 4; Maximum Occupants: 8; Rates: 1,079 - 2,619 Per Week

A large detached property overlooking the beautiful Carbis Bay on the outskirts of St Ives. It benefits from two amazing balconies and a patio area all over looking the golden beach and out to sea....

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Manor House
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Approximately 1.3 miles away.

Rates: 801 - 1,796 Per Week

Beautiful expanses of sands at both Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay are within 3 miles of this charming old manor house full of character and boasting many original features in its spacious interior. Enjoying its own garden...

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The Atlantic Hotel, Cornwall
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Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 20; Rates: 40 - 180 Per Night

This modern, stylish hotel with great views is a short walk from the beach, and has a private car park ideal for exploring St Ives and the west Cornwall coastline The Atlantic Hotel has a relaxing lounge bar...

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