The Riviere Towans site (Cornish: Tewyn, meaning "sand dunes")
has been settled as a holiday retreat since the first chalets were built here among the dunes a century or more ago.
The Riviere Towans 40-acre verdant site
now has around 300 individually owned
chalets, a number of which may be rented
between February and October
and around Christmas and New Year.
Most of the port of Hayle’s industrial past has disappeared with the passing years but at one time it was literally at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. Massive steam engines were manufactured in Harveys’ Foundry and shipped to all parts of the world; at the other end of town, the name Copperhouse still commemorates the importance of Cornish minerals and the curious large black building blocks in various places are a by-product of the copper smelting which once took place there.
and are all interesting; more is available online.
Within the area we have an award winning florist (The Big Pink Tree), other excellent independent shops, two Post Offices, an ASDA store, LIDL, Philp’s famous pasties, Hampson’s equally great pasties, and other well known stores such as Marks and Spencer, Next and Boots to name but a few.
Nearby Penzance boasts many gardens
including the Morrab Sub-Tropical Gardens,
Penlee Park, Bolitho Gardens,
the noted gardens of Trengwainton (National Trust)
and the Tremenheere Sculpture Garden.
Penzance has the longest promenade in Cornwall and a busy harbour where you can sail away for a day trip to the Isles of Scilly or on pleasure/fishing trips.
St. Michael's Mount, Mousehole, Lamorna Cove, Land's End, St. lves, the spell-binding Minack open air Theatre
and of course the many ancient Celtic antiquities in the area -
Merry Maidens, Lanyon Quoit, Men an Tol
and Chysauster Ancient Village to name a few -
are all within reach of Riviere Towans.