Harvey's Towans lie just across the Hayle Estuary from Lelant. Situated on the east bank of the River Hayle, the beach is a mixture of fine golden sand and quite angular pebbles and rocks.
The beach located as it is, at the mouth of the River, has seen quite a bit of alteration over the years and is now returning to its natural state after many years being utilised in an industrial manner by the town.
To the north lies Hayle Towans with its holiday park whilst further north and east past Black cliff lies Mexico Towans and a long stretch of golden sand running northeast as far as Godrevy.
Points of interest here include the important wildlife areas of Lelant Saltings, Carnsew Pool and Copperhouse Pool. There is also a small railway station at Lelant Saltings, allowing visitors to take the branch line to Carbis Bay and St. Ives and some fine walks along the coast path in both directions.
NOTE: Swimming is banned here due to very strong tidal currents.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
✘ No swimming
OS Explorer Map 102: Land's End
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: