A beautiful self catering cottage in St Ives bay


Hayle is perfectly located to provide easy access to Cornwalls many attractions, most within a 30 minute drive! Hayle is located just off the main A30 where it turns from dual carriageway to single road providing fast access to northerly attractions while being close enough to the 'end' to make it easily accessible on the slow roads.

This is just a small list of some of the many attractions nearby providing something to do rain or shine. Details of many more can be found in the guest book provided in the cottage. Plus don't forget there is 3 miles of golden safe sandy beaches and waves on your doorstep.


Paradise Park
Wildlife sanctuary and gardens with a fabulous collection of rare and endangered parrots. They also have owls, birds of prey, otters, penguins, a steam railway and farm animals. A great family day out and just down the road from the cottage.
Distance: 1 mile. Great for rain or shine, all year round.

The Eden Project
The most visited location in Cornwall, this visionary project is a "must see". Much more than just a tourist attraction - their aim is: " To promote the understanding and responsible management of the vital relationship between plants, people and resources leading to a sustainable future for all." Eden is constantly growing so each visit brings more surprises. For a completely different experience try exploring the biomes in the dark on winter evenings (watch out for the Gorilla) followed by a spot of ice skating on the outdoor rink.
Distance: 44 miles. Great for rain or shine, all year round.

Jeepers Go-Carting
A brilliant place to vent your frustration at being held up by all those caravans on the way down! Loads of fun for all ages.
Distance 2 miles. Great for rain or shine.

The Maize Maze
Huge Maize maze with fun quiz trail.  Large outdoor play area with - crazy golf - trampolines - assault course - tractor rides - giant sandpit - raspberry maze - rope & bale maze and lots more.  There is also a picnic area, refreshments and gift shop.
Distance: 1 mile. Great for rain or shine, Summer only.

Flambards Theme Park
Flambards Experience at Helston is one of the most popular days out in Cornwall. The Theme Park hosts amazing thrill rides , also the Flambards Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz indoor attractions.
Distance: 9 miles. Great for rain or shine, open most of the year.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
..... Our discovery of a tiny room, buried under fallen masonry in the corner of one of the walled gardens, was to unlock the secret of their demise. A motto etched into the limestone walls in barely legible pencil still reads “Don’t come here to sleep or slumber” with the names of those who worked there signed under the date – August 1914.....
Distance: 20 miles. Great for rain or shine.

St Ives Bay Sailing
You will need to pre-book this, it is proving to be very popular.  Take yourselves off on a trip around the local coastlines on a 38 foot yacht, helmed by 2 very experienced local sailors who are fully qualified.  You can either sit back and enjoy the views or take an active part in sailing the boat., tying knots etc.  This is the sort of trip that makes a great holiday even more memorable.
Distance: 7 miles. Great for rain or shine.

Lands End
A place of natural beauty. Cornwall’s place of legend and mystery with 6 superb attractions bringing you tales of heroism, skulduggery and adventure.
Distance 18 miles. Great for rain or shine.

Newquay Zoo
Set in lush sub-tropical gardens this is the home of many of the world's endangered species and has earned a reputation as one of the best wildlife parks in the country and one of the most exciting days out in the West-Country.
Distance: 20 miles. Great for rain or shine.

Trevano Estate and Gardens
Do not miss a visit to the historic Trevarno Estate where you can explore the magnificent gardens, grounds and Woodland walks which date back to 1246.  They organise Events throughout the year at Trevarno.  Enjoy the abundant wildlife, follow the progress of major restoration projects and visit the remarkable National Museum of Gardening.
Distance: 8 miles. Great for rain or shine

Tate St Ives
The town's own world class gallery. Modern art exhibitions based around the St. Ives school with additions from the Tate collection. Amazing architecture. The gallery is right on Porthmeor Beach so you can take in some culture then sunbathe or surf.
Distance: 7 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

Cornish Goldsmiths
Visitors can have a go at panning for 'real' gold, digging for hidden pirate treasure as well as wondering round the fabulous displays and exhibits including the famous 'Delorean' time machine and an Aston Martin DB5, not quite what you'd expect to find in a jewellery showroom - but then Cornish Goldsmiths is an attraction with many wonderful surprises to be had. The centre itself is surrounded by lovely landscaped gardens and has a fully licensed coffee shop.
Distance: 9 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

National Maritime Museum
Housed in an award winning building on the Falmouth harbour-side, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history.
Distance: 33 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

Poldark Mine
Home of the famous series of books and TV programmes, Poldark mine is free to enter, with evening ghost tours on a Sunday & Wednesday during July and August..
Distance: 17 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

Geevor Tin Mine
The largest preserved mining site in the UK. In the far west of Cornwall, on the Atlantic Coast, Cornwall's mining history comes to life.  Until 1990 Geevor was a working mine, now a museum, with many surface buildings, a guided underground tour through 18th / 19th century workings, a shop and a cafe.
Distance: 12 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

Blue Reef Aquarium
Be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast to hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel.
Distance: 20 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

Pendennis Castle
Constructed between 1540 and 1545, Pendennis and its sister St Mawes Castle form the Cornish end of the chain of coastal castles built by Henry VIII to counter a threat from France and Spain. Thereafter Pendennis was frequently adapted to face new enemies over 400 years, right through until World War II.
Distance: 22 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

Goonhilly Earth Station
This unique experience attracts over 80,000 visitors every year and with over 60 Giant Satellite dishes it is the Largest and Oldest Satellite Station on Earth!
Distance: 14 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

Seal Sanctuary
Not just for seals but also other animals, such as Otters, Ponies, goats and occasionally Turtles and Dolphins. A great place for animal lovers.
Distance: 22 miles. Great for anytime but especially rainy days.

 
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