Hayle, Cornwall is the home town of Owl Locksmith & Security. As our home base Hayle is ideal for us to reach you quickly, 24hrs a day anywhere in south & west Cornwall. No call out fee, and no VAT charged. Call 01736 309 303.
Hayle means estuary in Cornish, (Heyl actually), and is a small port town in west Cornwall. It is situated at the mouth of the Hayle River (which flows into St Ives Bay) and is approximately seven miles (11 km) north east of Penzance.
Hayle was in the past a coal importing and ore exporting port. Coal from South Wales was landed here, which was then taken to Angarrack by mule. In 1710 a copper and tin smelter was built at Mellanear Farm on the Mellanear stream which prospered for many years.
The first modern quay was built in Hayle by John “Merchant” Curnow, in the 1740s, to service the growing mining industry. In 1758 the Cornish Copper Company (CCCo) moved from Camborne and set up a copper smelter at Ventonleague (Copperhouse Creek) and this proved very successful, so much so that a canal was built to bring vessels right up to the works and additional land was purchased on both sides of the creek for industrial use and providing housing for the workers.
Hayle has 3 miles of golden sandy beaches an is a popular holiday destination. Hayle has much holiday accommodation, the sand dunes or Towans are the favoured location for a number of holiday villages and caravan and camping sites. The Gwithian beach near Godrevy is not only picturesque but it is also a favoured area for water sports including surfing, windsurfing and body-boarding.