Hayle and Gwithian Holiday Guides

Hayle Beach and Gwithian Beach in Cornwall are essentially one long continuation of white sand beaches delivering renowned surf and dramatic coastlines. Holidays to Hayle are packed full of watersports, walks, great food and plenty of fresh sea air!

Hayle Beach is over 3 miles long and joins with Gwithian Beach which wraps around the headland facing Godrevy Lighthouse. As you can imagine, Hayle in Cornwall attracts people who want a relaxed vibe and a great supply of water sports, coffee bars, dolphin watching and walking along miles and miles (and miles!) of beach. What's also brilliant about Hayle in Cornwall as a holiday destination is the huge choice of places to eat whether it's in traditional Cornish pubs, beach cafes or funkier bars with live music. Hayle is dog-friendly too! There are long stretches of dog-friendly beaches in Hayle and almost every pub and cafe opens their welcoming arms to furry family members too!

Looking for ideas on what to do in Hayle, Cornwall?

Many visitors to Cornwall head to Hayle and Gwithian for the taste of outdoor water sports, the freshest sea air and extraordinary coastal walks between Hayle and Portreath. For inspiration of what to do when on holiday to Hayle…

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Booking a holiday cottage in Cornwall means having the freedom to explore the stunning corners of this county then return home to relax, dine in, BBQ or head out to dinner. Undoubtedly, 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. Furthermore, Hayle is 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