Hayle Harbour

Not a place I walk around normally and I have no idea why not. New walkways have been created along the North Quay leading onto the beach. When the tide is out it is possible to walk along the river and onto Hayle Towans and even further to Godrevy if you so wish. Most of the old industrial units have disappeared and there are plans to develop town houses and apartments here. I wouldn’t mind one if they do as it is practically opposite my favourite local walk, the George V Memorial Walk.


  1. Suzanne says:

    Looks fab and we enjoyed visiting quite a few harbours and the villages built around them. One of them was the oldest working fishing port in Cornwall. Can’t recall the name!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Newlyn? That is still a working village. Or Mevagissey, Looe, Port Isaac or Mousehole? So many lovely fishing villages though not so much in the way of trawler fishing from most of them now, except Newlyn.

      1. Suzanne says:

        It was Mevagissey. Another area for picturesque fishing villages is Scotland.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Those Cornish harbours have hardly changed since my youth. Mind you, a new housing development might do that.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      If it is tastefully done it will enhance the area. As long as I can still access the beach I will be happy.

  3. restlessjo says:

    That’s a thought! But you’ll be back to planters and tubs? πŸ™‚ Meantime, I shall await the walk. Better do it now, while you still can? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Have a good week, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well it is only a plan at the moment, no idea if the development will get planing permission so I shall have my garden for a few more years yet πŸ™‚

  4. Chloris says:

    Lovely photos.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Sue says:

    Great plac e to linger, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Makes a nice little add-on to the garden walk.

      1. Sue says:

        And a different set of sights!

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Looks beautiful Jude. Townhouses can enhance an area if done well I think

  7. Pit says:

    I love those tidal harbours.

  8. We always enjoy this type of scenery which is so different from ours. The walk when the tide is out would be great.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The tide was very far out this day, it looked as though you could possibly walk all the way to St Ives!

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s a pity there’s so little industry left, who will be able to afford the town houses when the only jobs are in tourism? Enjoy the walks there while you can Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The walks won’t be affected as the development is on the former industrial land. I think most of Cornwall and much of Devon rely on tourism and agriculture – both seasonal occupations and low paid. At least house prices in Hayle are not like those in St Ives or Padstow!

    2. Heyjude says:

      Update on the townhouses and apartments. They are well over priced for locals. So once again Cornwall builds houses aimed at the second home owners. Most of these will remain empty during the winter I suspect. I was rather interested in buying a town house, but a one bed apartment goes for Β£239,000 and 3 bed duplex Β£630,000

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I suppose that was predictable. I don’t know the answer but it makes me very sad that people whose families have lived there for ever can’t afford homes.

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