Best Things to See & Do in Hayle

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  • Prussia Cove

    The path leaves Penzance from the seaward side of the train station, at the bottom of Market Jew Street. A paved footway is sandwiched between the railway line and the sea, although at low tide it is possible to walk along...

  • Man's Head and the Island - St ives

    St Ives Island, jutting out into the sea between the harbour and Porthmeor Beach, is thought by some to be the one of the best autumn sea watching sites in Europe, especially when strong northerly or north-westerly winds...

  • St Nicholas' Chapel on the Island

    St Nicholas Chapel is a simple one-roomed granite building perched on top of St Ives Island, an ancient promontory fort and birdwatchers paradise (which isn't in fact an island at all!).

    It is not only birdwatchers...

  • St Michael's Mount Rainbow

    St Michael's Way is a 12.5 mile walking route between Lelant, near St Ives, and St Michael's Mount, near Penzance. Due to its historical significance St Michael's Way is the only footpath in Britain that is part of a...

  • Zennor Quoit
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    Located about a mile south of Zennor on the high, flat Amalveor Downs is the substantial Zennor Quoit, a fine example of a portal dolmen. The sketch below was made by the renown antiquarian William Borlase in 1769 an the...

  • Chysauster
    Some say that Chysauster's eight stone dwellings represent the earliest identifiable village street in England. The dwellings, which have been called 'courtyard houses', were probably built and occupied between 100BC and 400AD by...
  • Grey Heron, little Egret

    Marazion Marsh is the most southerly RSPB reserve in the UK, famous for Aquatic Warblers (of which more than 170 have been spotted on the site) and, more recently, the presence of rare Bittern, for which the EU has granted the site SPA (Special...

  • Trevithick Statue - Camborne

    Every year on the last Saturday in April, the streets of Camborne are filled with bal maidens and steam engines for the annual Trevithick Day celebrations. Trevithick Day is a free one-day festival celebrating the town's prominent industrial...

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