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HAYLE OVERVIEW

An important trading port for at least 5000 years, Hayle lies on the southern side of the magnificent sweep of St Ives Bay and with its clean sandy beaches, is a magnet for surfers, sailors and other water sports.  It is situated just off the A30, the main road through Cornwall.  There is a railway station in the town which affords good links to other parts of the country, as well as a station at St Erth which provides the branch-line to St Ives.

Hayle rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, its engineers developing the Cornish Beam Engine which powered mines and municipal water-works worldwide.  Those glory days are long gone and Hayle has endured tough economic times with high unemployment: however, it is now looking to the future.  The impending harbour regeneration, the restoration of key Foundry buildings, new industrial and retail parks, together with Hayle's World Heritage Status, are playing a major role in bringing new community-led development, including about 1,000 new houses.

The town has a local Health Centre, St Michael's Hospital, and St Julia's Hospice.  There are three primary schools, and a secondary school that has been designated as a language college.  It has a good range of shops, two Post Offices, Hairdressers, Estate Agents and many excellent restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines, as well as an adequate supply of pubs.

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