Where is it?
Wonderwall is a unique three bedroom eco chalet, situated on the Dunes at Upton Towans in Hayle. Tucked into the dune-dotted landscape on the edge of Upton Towans Nature Reserve, The Dunes development incorporates locally sourced materials and innovative architecture to ensure it blends seamlessly with its surrounding environment. It is a gentle ten-minute stroll from Gwithian beach, with its miles of golden sand and expansive horizons. The flat open landscape makes this bay perfect for racing, kite flying and horse riding too – you’ll often see ponies being taken for a canter in the shallows.
Hayle’s town is home to top notch ice cream and pasty shops for hungry stomachs, while the soft sands of the river’s banks cry out for a paddle as it weaves its way towards the shoreline. Watch the trawlers come and go, take a dip in the calmer waters around the rivermouth (unless the swell is raging), or bump your way across the patterned ‘rills’ left behind in the sand by the receding tide.
Before long, Gwithian morphs into Godrevy and the iconic lighthouse stands proud on the skyline, rearing up from its rocky outcrop bright white against the sky. Famed for inspiring Virgina Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse, it’s a feature of the landscape loved by locals, surfers and visitors alike. From here, the rugged coastline sweeps away from the beach and over the National Trust owned headland to the inaccessible Mutton Cove, where a Grey seal colony lives.
Back in Hayle, the Saltings nature reserve is a prime place for murmurations in the shoulder months and Carbis Bay and St Ives are a short hop away by train. The ultimate scenic route, it clings to the coastline promising photo-worhty vistas galore.
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