Upton Towans Beach
Upton Towans is the central section of the stretch of beach sand dunes that make up Hayle’s “3 miles of golden sand”. It is hard to identify where one part of this sandy expanse starts and stops. The official answer would be between Mexico Towans and Gwithian, but that probably isn’t much help - fortunately it doesn’t really matter!
The Towans are an open aspect beach which are somewhat exposed to the surf.
Upton Towans was the site of an explosives factory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is hence alternatively known as Dynamite Towans. You can still see some of the old buildings in the dunes.
It’s now a nature reserve.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SW 5731 4053
Head for the Bluff Inn where a pay and display car park is available.
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