Hayle sits at the centre of West Cornwall, rich in heritage, stunning landscapes and attractions.
The remains of Cornwall’s mining history can found throughout West Cornwall in the shape of old chimney stacks and wheel houses. To learn more about Cornwall mining past and future Geevor Tin Mine and the new Heartlands experience are well worth a visit.
As well as its industrial past, Cornwall has proud maritime bonds. The sea has been central to the way of life. Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre has many fascinating exhibits covering Cornwall’s relationship with the sea.
West Cornwall is also a beacon for nature lovers. Rare birds can be found in the Hayle Estuary which is popular with twitchers the world over. If you prefer all your animals in the same place in Hayle itself we have Paradise Park which has a wide range of birds and other animals. Further up the coast is Newquay Zoo and the Bluereef Aquarium. If you would prefer to stay on site, there's always the chance of spotting porpoises and basking sharks in the bay.
Flambards is another great family day out. Touted as Cornwall’s premiere theme park, Flambards has rides to suit every age and every need for adrenalin. For a slightly more sedate day, but no less enthralling, Treasure Park also has great selection of shops and fun activities for the family.
If you head further south west St. Michaels Mount will be waiting for you. Cornwall’s very own fairy-tale castle, a stunning building with a fascinating history.
Heading north back along the A30 Eden Project is a short drive away. With its enclosed Mediterranean and tropical biomes, this is a day out that you will always remember.
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