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Disability Cornwall

Upton Towans Featured

What is or was your access need?
  • Wheelchair User
Is there car parking near to the establishment?
Yes
Comments
Heading from Hayle take the B3301 towards Godrevy. Go past the St Ives Bay Caravan Park and continue until you see the sign for Upton Towans Village. After the sifggn, turn left into a lane lined with bungalows. Follow the road around to the right and lmited, but usually sufficient,parkingis available on the left.
Is there an accessible public transport route that stops near to the establishment?
Yes
Comments
Bus Service 501 St Ives to Newquay with Western Greyhound(not available on Saturdays).
Is there an accessible path between where you parked/left public transport, and the entrance?
Yes
Comments
Level and firm although slightly bumpy in places; a mostly flat route with a couple of gentle inclines.
Is there a level, or ramped, entrance to the building?
Yes
Was it easy to get into the building (how easy was it to use the door handles, how easy was it to open the door, etc.)?
Not Applicable
Once inside the building was it accessible to you?
Not Applicable
Are there steps/stairs inside this establishment?
Not Applicable
When there are steps/stairs, are there handrails?
Not Applicable
Were you able to get hold of any special furniture you needed once you were using these facilities?
Not Applicable
Were there accessible toilet facilities?
No
Comments
None close by; the nearest RADAR key operated toiletis at Godrevy Headland about 10 minutes drive away.
Was there an accessible changing place?
No
How did you rate the staff?
Not Applicable
How did you rate the building/service/experience?
Good
Upton Towans is a fantastic example of the power of nature with beautiful dunes and home to a number of rare species including the silver studded blue butterfly and a bryophte plant called petalwort, both of which are red data book species.

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