Close to St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant, and flanking a stunning estuary teaming with wildlife, during the industrial revolution Hayle was one of the most important mining ports in the world. Given World Heritage Status in 2006, you can brush up on its history strolling through sub-tropical gardens edging the mile-long King George’s Walk, from Black Bridge at the ‘Copperhouse’ end of town to the harbour at the ‘Foundry’ end. Despite its immense heritage, Hayle’s star feature is the three miles of golden sands – a mecca for kitesurfers, surfers and wild swimmers – that stretch from the mouth of the estuary all the way to the iconic Godrevy lighthouse and Gwithian. This part of Cornwall should not be missed, which is why Cornish Gems offer a beautiful collection of luxury cottages, houses and apartments in and around the area, so you too can immerse yourself in everything it has to offer, start your search below.
A beautiful modern-barn conversion in rural west Cornwall
Prices from £1235 for 7 nights
(£29 PP PN)