Devon Cornwall Beach Guide:

The Bluff


Ideal for intermediate and advanced sailors.

THE BLUFF: A better mid-high tide spot nearby for SW is The Bluff in Hayle (marked with an X on the map), right in front of The Bluff Inn. If its not too busy you can park in the pub car park. Access to the beach is to the righ to of the pub past the lifeguard hut and down the rocks to the small sandy beach, which is only there if the tide is not too high. If the tide is too high you can launch to the left of the pub on the beach at the end of a difficult 200m path. The Bluff is a smaller, easier and less heavy wave than Gwithian Towans, but still a great wave from mid to high tide. If there is a large swell be careful at low tide as it can become heavy and dumpy. In between The Bluff and Gwithian Towans there's approximatley 3 miles of beach. There are several holiday parks down this part of the beach which don't always allow access to the beach so check it out first. This vast area of water can offer the best mix of wave sizes and wind direction to suit your ability.