Public transport in Cornwall: www.cornwallpublictransport.info
Hayle is a port and market town on the estuary of the River Hayle. The fine sandy beach is 1 mile from the station, follow the South West Coast Path. You can stay in a self-catering restored railway carriage adjacent to the station, for details see www.railholiday.co.uk.
TI Hayle Library, Commercial Road. Tel. 01736 754399.
The National Trust has many holiday cottages in Cornwall: National Trust Holidays
The history of Hayle plus exhibitions programme. Tel. 01736 757683. Admission free.
Open May-Aug, MWF 1100-1600.
The Hayle Estuary is a good place to see migrant wading birds, gulls and terns.
The Reserve includes Carnsew Pool and Copperhouse Pool.
There are good public footpaths around the Reserve. Admission free.
Tel. 01736 360624.
Open at all times.
Note: the Hayle Estuary can be seen from the train between St Erth and Lelant on the branch to St Ives.
A wildlife park with many birds and animals including penguins, birds of prey,
parrots, red squirrels and otters. Victorian walled gardens. Indoor and outdoor play areas.
Café and pub. Tel. 01736 751020.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1600 Nov-Mar), last admission 1 hour before closing.