Local Attractions

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Local Attractions

There are a big variety of local attractions around Hayle, St. Ives and the local area! These include theme parks, safari parks, several beautiful gardens and beaches, sports, amazing views, fun days out and more!

Flambards is one of Cornwall’s best family day visit attractions with rides for everyone, family fun, indoor attractions and entertainment. Visit the award-winning and unique indoor attractions including The Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz life-size re-creations and enjoy some top rides including the newest ride ‘Sky-Force’. Brave the sky-high thrill rides, or enjoy the undercover soft play.

One of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location, natural beauty and stunning scenery. There is plenty to offer those seeking a full day out – discover the cliff top trails, natural splendour, visit the fantastic value family attractions, and wander around the West Country Shopping Village. Whether you’re thirsty for adventure or hungry for new experiences, Land’s End can offer you a day out or short break to suit all tastes and budgets.

St Ives Boats offer daily boat trips leaving from St Ives harbour. Sea safaris on the famous “Dolly P boats” offer seal watching along the magnificent Cornish coast at Seal Island or across the bay at the famous Godrevy lighthouse. St Ives Bay in Cornwall has been recognised by The Most Beautiful Bays Club as one of only 32 bays in the world and one of only 2 in the UK to meet the stringent requirements of outstanding natural beauty and interesting wildlife including dolphins, seals, sharks, whales and more.

St Michael's Mount is a historic castle, garden and island community found off the coast of Marazion, near Penzance, in Cornwall. An iconic rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle. Arrive by boat or walk across the cobbled causeway, revealed at low tide. Step inside the castle, stroll through the subtropical garden and soak up the spectacular views.

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium provides an amazing undersea adventure through the world’s seas and oceans. Marvel at over 40 naturally-themed displays and be transported from the rocky Cornish shores to the exotic coral reefs! At the aquarium’s heart is a giant ocean tank with an underwater walkthrough tunnel, home to hundreds of colourful fish, tropical sharks and Omiros, the rescued loggerhead turtle.

Situated in Hayle on Cornwall’s north coast, five miles from the holiday resort of St Ives. You’ll meet amazing wildlife - stunningly colourful birds including many rare and beautiful parrots, penguins, Caribbean flamingo, red-billed Cornish choughs, golden and bald eagles, kookaburras, hornbills and so many more. Paradise Park care for over 1,200 birds, plus beautiful red pandas, rare red squirrels, cute otters and very tiny harvest mice and farm animals, there is a wonderful selection to see.

Discover hundreds of the world’s most amazing animals, living among the beautiful gardens at Newquay Zoo. One of Cornwall’s most exciting visitor attractions in the heart of Newquay, it’s a place to roam, discover, learn and get in touch with nature. Newquay Zoo is a registered charity and supports a number of projects in the UK and overseas that aim to conserve wildlife and protect rare and endangered species. Come rain or shine, Newquay Zoo is a fun filled inspiring adventure for all the family!

Eden is a feast for the senses that can be experienced in so many different ways, whether you're looking for a calming immersion in nature or a fun-packed day of excitement. Explore massive covered Biomes to trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest and immerse yourself in the calm fragrance of the Mediterranean Biome. Enjoy extensive Outdoor Gardens, contemporary artworks, performance and storytelling. Discover places to rest, play and eat at the world-famous attraction.

Experience the magical essence of a sub-tropical Cornish garden, steeped in heritage, creativity and the spirit of innovation. Four miles of footpaths wind through dazzling exotic planting, transporting you to sunny climes. A private beach, and the countless secret corners waiting to be discovered in the garden, offers the perfect escape for all ages. With a unique outdoor theatre and plenty of space for small ones and four-legged friends, Trebah is a great destination for both family adventures and solitude, with visitors enjoying the inspiring spaces and unique events all year round.

At the Lost Gardens there’s a network of magical gardens, woodland walks and farmland brimming with interest and intrigue; and with over 200 acres – enough room to tire the most energetic little legs! Once acting as both a garden for pleasure and a status of wealth, Heligan contains an intricate collection of gardens, each with their own unique plantings and atmosphere. Explore the immersive jungle, play area, insect hotel, see the farm animals and more!

Cornwall has a thriving water sports scene and is the perfect spot for a kitesurfing holiday. The Bluff is a superb kitesurfing location! Based only a few minutes walk from our beach bungalow Morryp, at various tide states it features quality wave riding and flat water shredding. Hayle river mouth is famous as one of the best kitesurfing locations in Europe, and lessons can be obtained through professional surfing schools.

Discover beautiful Cornish jewellery, an ancient tin mill and new interactive exhibition. Plus delicious Cornish food, free panning for gold and kids activities! Cornwall Gold is located in the heart of Cornwall’s traditional mining district, close to Redruth and St Ives, and makes a fun day out for all the family with various shops and things to do! Parking and entry are free and the site is dog-friendly.