The Towans Beach

Place Category: Beaches

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  • The Towans refers to a 4 mile stretch of beach and each individual area of the dunes behind the beach have their own identities. The individual areas include: Hayle Towans, Black Cliff, Riviere Towans, Mexico Towans, Common Towans, Phillack Towans, Upton Towans and Gwithian Towans.

    The Towans mix of sand, sand dune and grassland has a wide variety of wildlife and plants and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Some dunes rise to more than 50 metres (160 ft) above sea level.

    A wide section of places to park along this Hayle stretch of St. Ives bay.

    Dog restrictions: this is one long beach but each section has different dog rules, please check the signs at the point you enter.

  • Tide Times & Heights for St. Ives on 20th February 2017

    05:50 - Low Tide (2.60m)
    11:51 - High Tide (4.68m)
    18:37 - Low Tide (2.66m)

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  • 1 Review on “The Towans Beach”

    1. Profile photo of AnonymousAnonymous The Towans Beach
      Overall Rating:

      A massive beach with space.
      This is a great beach, we hit it on a hot day between two cloudy days and so it was busy but you had plenty of space. The surf was good for bodyboarding.

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