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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


27 June 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed8mph
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:14 BST
Sunset21:36 BST


28 June 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:14 BST
Sunset21:35 BST


29 June 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionNorth North Westerly
Wind Speed17mph
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:15 BST
Sunset21:35 BST


Low tide: 02:25 BST
(01:25 27 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:18 BST
(07:18 27 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:43 BST
(13:43 27 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:39 BST
(19:39 27 June 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 03:16 BST
(02:16 28 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:07 BST
(08:07 28 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 15:32 BST
(14:32 28 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:29 BST
(20:29 28 June 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 04:06 BST
(03:06 29 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:57 BST
(08:57 29 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 16:22 BST
(15:22 29 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 22:19 BST
(21:19 29 June 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 (