Location – In St Ives Bay, Cornwall

It’s all about the location. Rainbow has a very special spot in St Ives Bay. Nestled in the Riviere Towans Chalet Park in Hayle (Towans is a Cornish word for “Dunes”), Rainbow is one of a unique collection of privately owned chalets set in 40 acres of dunes that have direct access to Hayle Towans Beach.

Rainbow is close enough to be able to hear the sea in the distance and feel the refreshing summer’s breeze, but tucked away with a sandbank behind it, and plenty of space around it.

Rainbow provides space, tranquility and fresh air….

And yet only a short stroll across the dunes or park to the glorious beaches and coastal paths….

Map of the area

We want to help you make the very best use of your treasured holiday time, so we have created the map below with a small selection of great places to go and things to do in the area.

Please click the temporary link below to access the map – apologies, this is a work in progress to fully embed the map into this page:


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Walk in the other direction and within a few minutes you are walking to the location of Hayle’s new waterfront development, and onto the town itself.

Parking and Access

There is plenty of parking around Rainbow for 2 (or more!) large cars, and the chalet itself is on the flat making it easily accessible for all.

Rainbow Beach Chalet, St Ives Bay, Cornwall
Surrounded by space… plentiful parking and your own space to relax in

Accessed via a key lock box, you don’t even need to go to reception to get the keys for your little beach retreat.

By Train or Public Transport

Rainbow is approximately half a mile from Hayle mainline train station, linking it to all main line stations to London Paddington.

For more information about train times and fares you can call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or visit their website: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

There is a bus stop literally within 100m of Rainbow, with mainline bus stations available in Hayle town centre (approximately 1 mile), or Copperhouse and Fore Street (both approximately half a mile). You can view National Express’ timetable online or by telephone on 0871 781 8181.