8 days in Hayle, Bude & Torquay Itinerary

8 days in Hayle, Bude & Torquay Itinerary

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St Erth
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Bude
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 4 nights
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St Erth

— 1 night
St Erth is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.The village is four miles southeast of St Ives and six miles northeast of Penzance.St Erth takes its name from Saint Erc, one of the many Irish saints who brought Christianity to Cornwall during the Dark Ages, and is at the old crossing point of the River Hayle. On the 17th (Mon), tee off at Hayle Golf Range and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lelant Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayle Towans Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwithian Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Hayle Heritage Centre, and finally trek along Hayle Millponds Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our St Erth trip itinerary planner.

Sutton-on-Sea to St Erth is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in St Erth can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bude.

Things to do in St Erth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Bude

— 2 nights
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Summerleaze Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morwenstow Parish Church. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Walk Bude - Coastal & Canal, and then stroll through Northcott Mouth Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bude trip planner.

You can drive from St Erth to Bude in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Bude

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Torquay

— 4 nights

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Shop till you drop at Sculpture by the Lakes and Somerset Crafts. Step out of the city life by going to Weymouth Beach and Kents Cavern. Take a break from Torquay with a short trip to Wells Cathedral in Wells, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bygones, take a stroll through Babbacombe, get in on the family fun at Babbacombe Model Village, and stroll around Cockington Country Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Torquay online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bude to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hayle travel guide

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Zoos · Beaches · Nightlife
Hayle is a small town, civil parish and cargo port in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated at the mouth of the Hayle River (which discharges into St Ives Bay) and is approximately seven miles (11 km) northeast of Penzance.Hayle parish was created in 1888 from part of the now defunct Phillack parish, with which it was later combined in 1935, and incorporated part of St Erth in 1937. The modern parish shares boundaries with St Ives to the west, St Erth to the south, Gwinear and Gwithian in the east, and is bounded to the north by the Celtic Sea.HistoryEarly historyAlthough there is a long history of settlement in the Hayle Estuary area dating from the Bronze Age, the modern town of Hayle was built predominantly during the 18th century industrial revolution. Evidence of Iron Age settlement exists at the fort on the hill above Carnsew Pool where the Plantation now stands.

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