A Great Day Out

Attractions and a great day out for all weather.

Looking for an exciting getaway with plenty of options for entertainment? Look no further than West Cornwall! From leisurely walks along the coast to exploring the narrow streets of fishing villages, there’s something for everyone looking for a great day out.

Take a trip to see the seals, visit highly-rated restaurants and beach cafes, and explore the galleries of local artists or national treasures like the Tate St. Ives. You can even leave the car and enjoy a scenic rail trip along the coast.

For history buffs, West Cornwall offers a wealth of areas of historical interest. Explore mines, engine houses, docks, and ancient monuments like Chysauster and Lanyon Quiot. You’ll also find fabulous National Trust properties with beautiful gardens to explore.

Truro, the county city, is just a short drive away for those looking for shopping opportunities and a great day out. For those seeking adventure, try surfing, horse riding, windsurfing, paddleboarding, fishing, or endless walks along the coast path.

For specific days out we have listed a few suggestions which are easily accessible from Toms Holidays but these are by no means all that is available, just some ideas: Click on the pictures below to link through to their websites.

At Toms Holidays, we make payment easy and hassle-free. So, what are you waiting for? Book your next holiday with us today and experience all that West Cornwall has to offer!

Water Sports

If water sports are what you are looking for, look no further. Hayle can offer some of the best water sports not only in West Cornwall but the entire country

With the warmest waters in the country, there is no better place for the range of watersports available here at Hayle. From swimming to surfing, wind surfing to fishing, paddle boarding to pleasure boating and kite boarding to jet skiing, and much more, it is all here.

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If you prefer a more leisurely approach, there are plenty of shops selling beach toys, nets, fishing lines and buckets and spades for paddling and exploring rockpools.

The Poldark Trail

Many of the most iconic locations are but a short drive from Hayle.

Can’t wait to see the next series….. check out some of the most beautiful parts of West Cornwall where many of the scenes were filmed. In fact, the locations manager for the Poldark series stayed with us the year before filming started, making sure each scene had just the right location. Many of the most iconic locations are but a short drive from Hayle.

Charlestown, the unspoilt Grade II Listed harbour with a wonderful collection of historic ships is the home port of the Phoenix, an ancient square rigger, which has featured in numerous films including Poldark. Charlestown itself can be seen in the opening title sequence of Poldark and has been portrayed as Truro and Falmouth. Still on the south coast are Dolar Cove and Church Cove approximately 15 miles. These two coves were the site of the Poldark shipwreck scene on Hendrawna Beach.

The north coast boasts locations such as Holywell Beach, where many Poldark beach scenes have been filmed including those with Dwight Enys and Caroline Penvenen and near St Agnes  Head, about 17 miles, you can find the setting for Nampara, Ross Poldark’s family home.

The abandoned mining buildings at Botallack, St. Just about a half hour’s drive from hayle provide the perfect stand ins for the Poldark family mines of Wheal Leisure and Grambler.

Enjoy a walk along this beautiful stretch of coast path with soaring falcons overhead, seals in the waves and on a clear day views to the Isles of Scilly soaking in this evocative cornish atmosphere.


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