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Upton Towans Beach

Hayle, Cornwall

Upton Towans is part of the coastal stretch of sand dunes with a campsite behind, near Hayle. It is an open aspect beach which attracts moderate size 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. It's now a nature reserve.

Weather and Tides


30 March 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed21mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise07:04 BST
Sunset19:50 BST


31 March 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature9°C (48°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed23mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise07:01 BST
Sunset19:52 BST


Low tide: 01:34 BST
(00:34 30 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:27 BST
(06:27 30 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:57 BST
(12:57 30 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:48 BST
(18:48 30 March 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 02:17 BST
(01:17 31 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:11 BST
(07:11 31 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:40 BST
(13:40 31 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:31 BST
(19:31 31 March 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 03:02 BST
(02:02 1 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:58 BST
(07:58 1 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 15:24 BST
(14:24 1 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:17 BST
(20:17 1 April 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (St. Ives) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (