Best things to do in Phillack
Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“Philp's is one of the favourite places in Cornwall to buy genuine Cornish Pasties, all baked on the premises Different fillings and sizes are available as well as vegetarian and vegan options.”
“Situated on the opposite side of St Ives Bay, Hayle is famed for it's 'three miles of golden sand'. The beaches start at the mouth of the estuary, regarded as an international quality bird-watching spot. Sightings include Avocets, Ospreys and a host of wading birds. Following the cresent of the beach brings you to the first lifeguard patroled beach - Hayle Towans. Slightly more sheltered from the Atlantic waves and at nearly 2 miles long there's plenty of room for the whole family. Next is Gwithian, popular with both locals and holiday makers. This is one of the most popular surfing beaches in the area and holds a decent sized swell. The Hayle sands end with Godrevey Point with the lighthouse on an island about 50 metre out to sea. The point is national trust owned as is the car park. Hayle town is divided into two districts, Copperhouse and Foundry. Both these names reflect Hayle's industrial herritage which dates back to trading tin with the phoenicians over 2000 years ago.”
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“Fab little outdoor pool perfect for cooling off on hot sunny days, just £3 to get in. Open May to September, get there early to get yourself a good spot opens at 11am. Lovely reasonably priced cafe on site.”
“This expanse of beach is what makes up most of Hayle’s ‘3 miles of golden sand’. At low tide all the Hayle beaches join up to provide an impressive stretch of sand popular with sand yachts and kite buggies.”
“Authentic good value food, bring your own drinks. Café style look but don't be put off the food is cooked by Thai women and is delicious. Need to book a table as very popular.”