Hayle and Gwithian Area Guides

Hayle has miles of white sand beaches, excellent surf and dramatic coastlines

Hayle has a relaxed vibe which usually includes water sports, coffee bars, dolphin watching and walking along miles and miles of beach. There is a great selection of places to eat for families, couples, and with your family dog.

Many visitors to Cornwall head to Hayle and Gwithian for the taste of the outdoor water sports, the freshest sea air and extraordinary coastal walks between Hayle and Portreath. If you are lucky enough to have booked self-catering accommodation in Cornwall, Hayle should be on your 'must-visit' list, you will want to keep coming back!

Self-catering in Cornwall means having the freedom to explore the stunning corners of this county and then returning home to relax and dine in, BBQ or enjoy your favourite tipple after a fun-packed day before heading out again to dinner. Hayle offers a great selection of relaxed places to eat whether it’s street food you can take down to the beach with a few beers and watch the sunset or restaurants offering delicious menus with locally sourced ingredients. Hayle is also well-known for its fabulous beaches and water sports from kayaking, surfing, kite-surfing to even foiling! If you love walking and exploring coast to coast, the footpaths criss-cross the headlands where you pass beautiful coves and can look out to sea to spot seals, basking sharks, dolphins and fishing boats.

What others say about self-catering in Cornwall

..I will always recommend Orange Roofs to people, it's a real personable service and everyone I have spoken to have been fantastic. Plus the properties they manage are another level of luxury. We can't wait to come back to Cornwall, I thought I'd found all the hidden gems already until Orange Roofs advertised this place. I can't recommend this apartment enough, it was perfect.

Kelly J

Hillcrest is a home from home experience offering all that's needed for the perfect holiday. The owners have provided good quality furnishings and kitchen appliances, bed linen and bathroom towels. All amenities are within easy walking distance from the property also the beach and the Towans.


We stayed at Hillcrest which was a superb cottage in Hayle, and everything that we needed for our holiday. All the family including the dog thoroughly enjoyed there stay there. There is a great beach with a ten minute walk, and some very nice eating places within walking distance. It is a good location to get to many places around Cornwall. I would recommend this to both family and friends, and anyone who needs a place to stay on holiday. Orange Roofs are very good and most helpful when booking and during your you vacation. Many thanks for a great holiday.

Peter Maddocks