King George V Memorial Walk

In Brief

Type: Urban walk with fishponds
Suitable for: Families and walkers
Address: King George V Memorial Walk, off Phillack Hill, Hayle
Price: Free
Dog friendly?: Yes

Okay, this isn’t a conventional attraction. You don’t pay to enjoy it and all you actually do is walk along it. But nevertheless, we love the King George V Memorial Walk in Hayle so much that we believe it’s well worth recommending if you’re in town.

The King George V Memorial Walk is a level path that runs alongside a tidal pool in the Copperhouse district of the town. There are plenty of birds that frequent the pool and the Memorial Walk makes for a great vantage point for the colourful wildlife. The walk itself is around three quarters of a mile long and it is closed to vehicles except for access on Sundays, meaning the day of rest is the best day to enjoy this stroll.

This area that was once owned by the Great Western Railway Company isn’t just home to the tidal pool. There are three fishponds and a sensory garden here too that add an air of serenity to the walk, despite you being on the edge of Hayle. Carry on round the coast and you get to the fab Hayle Towans Beach. You could even walk to Paradise Park and JungleBarn if you have the legs. But we recommend you spend a couple of hours exploring the walk and then head into town for fish and chips. Because, when in Cornwall…