Mexico Towans Beach is the long (very long!) stretch of sandy beach that sits between Hayle Towans Beach and Gwithian Beach. It’s dog-friendly all year round!
The best way to drive there is through Hayle and head in the direction of Gwithian then follow signs to Sandy Acres and Mexico Towans. If you zoom in on the Google map, you will see how easy it is to get to. From Sandy Acres, walk down onto the beach, turn right, and walk towards Gwithian Beach (which is essentially a continuation of the beach you are on) where, during July and August in the daytime, you would need to get off the beach at low tide just below the RNLI Lifeguard hut. You can walk back through the Towans but, a word of warning, it’s easy to get lost in the Towans, there are seasonal snakes (adders) and there are copious rabbit holes! If you wanted to park in the large car park at Gwithian, you can get onto the beach during the seasonal restriction by timing it with the low tide and making sure you turn left past the rocks on the beach (be sure to be back before the tide comes in if you want to avoid the Towans!).
RNLI Lifeguards patrol Mexico Towans between mid-May and late September. There are no dog poo bins along the stretch of beach or freshwater stations so do make sure you take water with you and you’ll need to carry your poo bags until you reach either end of this dog-friendly beach. You will find refreshments and public loos at Cove Cafe at the very end of the beach without seasonal restrictions at the Hayle estuary end of the beach or come off at Gwithian and visit Sunset Surf for some light refreshments.
- Sandy beach
- Dog-friendly all year round
- RNLI Lifeguards May to September
- No public loos on beach
- Nearest parking either at Sandy Acres or Gwithian