Hayle SLSC and the St Ives Webcam

The Hayle surfing beach webcam from Hayle Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) headquarters streams live here on Building Surveyor Cornwall.

The St Ives webcam overlooks the Hayle Estuary river mouth, one of Europes top kite surfing spots. This area of St Ives Bay is a great beach for surfing and family holidays throughout the year and ever growing in popularity. Behind the clifftops and sand dunes you will find Haven Holidays and Toms Chalets campsites offering holidays in Cornwall through the season. This three mile stretch of golden sand looks over to Carbis Bay and St Ives and down to Godrevy Lighthouse.

The history of Hayle SLSC began in 1961 when the club formed. A spate of drownings at both ends of the beach encouraged locals to do something about beach safety in the area. Their philosophy is to educate, provide a service, improve skills and fitness, and to above all have fun. The club moved to new premises in 2005 and has now expanded to several hundred active members. They range from the youngest members the ‘sandhoppers’ who are 5-6 years old, to the ‘nippers’ from 7-13 years, through to juniors, seniors and masters.

Hayle SLSC train lifeguards up from the age of 16 who then go on to work for RNLI. Surf Life Saving Clubs from around the county, country and world compete to test their skills and showcase their abilities in the sport. There are races in the sea and on the beach, with titles in individual and team events up for grabs. Hayle SLSC compete in competitions in Cornwall, England and Worldwide and have gained several gold medals at these inter-club World Championships over the past few decades.

RH Benwell and Associates recognises the contribution that Hayle SLSC makes to the local community and therefore sponsors the St Ives Webcam on their clubhouse. Our office in West Cornwall is found backing on to the sand dunes of St Ives Bay.

Find out more about Hayle SLSC via their website.

View the St Ives Bay Beach webcam here.