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The Towans, Cornwall

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The Towans, Cornwall

Towan (from Cornish: Tewyn, meaning "sand dune") is found in many placenames in Cornwall. However, The Towans usually refers to the three-mile (5 km) stretch of coastal dunes which extends north east from the estuary of the River Hayle to Gwithian beach with a midpoint near Upton . Although 'The Towans' refers to the whole stretch, individual areas of the dunes have their own identities.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW5538
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall

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