Self catering holidays in Hayle, Cornwall

Hayle Cottages

Not far from St Ives, Hayle is on the west coast of Cornwall and is a haven for wildlife lovers. The Hayley Estuary is managed by the RSPB and regular visitors include curlews, little eygrets, oystercatchers, teals and wigeons. Your self-catering holiday cottage is a perfect place to pack up a picnic and your binoculars, and spend some time watching the beautiful Cornish nature firsthand. For those that visit Mutton Cove and are especially lucky, they might even see the seal colony.

If you are looking for a day on the beach why not book a session with the Ekinso Surf School who teach surfing and paddleboarding? Towans is the Cornish word for dunes and Hayle Town Beach has beautiful dunes to set up camp for the day in. This beach has previously been noted as having excellent water quality by the Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide. Or on the south side of the estuary, Porthkidney Beach is just near Lelant and also has vast sandy shores that are ideal for families and couples alike.

For guests who enjoy a little history, the Hayle Heritage Centre is fantastic to visit and is located on the historic site of the Harvey’s Foundry.  There are displays dedicated to The Cornish Copper Company, shipbuilding, the Hayle Carnival, decorative art and many more.

Eating out in Hayle can mean anything from tucking into the traditional seaside fish and chips to a sit down meal at Antonini’s Italian Restaurant. Antonini’s run a small menu to ensure freshness and quality come first and are cooked by Marcus Antonini (who was born and raised in Italy).

If you prefer to cook at your holiday home, then why not swing by the weekly farmers market held at nearby St Ives, to pick up some fresh local produce. While you are there, take a look around the pretty cobbled streets that are filled with independent shops, galleries and cafes.

Hayle is also near to the A30, which makes it easy to explore the north coast of Cornwall and all it has to offer. Our Hayle holiday homes have everything you need to get out an explore the area. You will want to return again and again!