GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Hayle to St Ives

5 miles (8.5 km)

This walk explores the Hayle Estuary and Carbis Bay on the South West Coast path in Cornwall. It's a stunning area with lots of wildlife to look out for on the estuary and wonderful beaches with views of St Ives Bay as you approach St Ives. It's a fairly easy 5 mile walk with only a few fairly easy climbs along the way.
Starting at the train station in Hayle, pick up the coast path to take you past the pretty quays and harbour. The path bends around the estuary to Lelant Saltings and then through Lelant, before coming to Porth Kidney Sands. You pass along the beautiful beach to the golden sands of Carbis Bay.
The route then comes into St Ives, passing Porthminster Beach on the way. In St Ives you can visit the Tate gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum which includes a fine Sculpture Garden. You can also catch boat trips to the nearby seal colonies on the Carrack Rocks and other locations along the coast.
To extend your exercise you can pick up the St Ives to Zennor Walk. This popular section of the coast path exposes you to more wonderful coastal scenery with dramatic cliffs rising hundreds of feet above the sea, beautiful beaches and delightful coves.

Hayle to St Ives OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hayle to St Ives Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Penpol Creek - geograph.org.uk - 579456

Penpol Creek

Cycle Path - geograph.org.uk - 579528

Cycle Path

A view across Lelant Saltings - geograph.org.uk - 394468

A view across Lelant Saltings

Lelant Towans - geograph.org.uk - 470207

Lelant Towans

Carbis Bay from St.Ives

Carbis Bay

StIves Cornwall

St Ives

GPS Files

GPX File

Hayle to St Ives.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Hayle to St Ives.mmo (right click - 'Save As')