Hayle (Cornish: Heyl) is a small town and a municipality in the former District of Penwith Cornwall in England and has a cargo port. The municipality was created when it is split off from part of the former rural community Phillack. In 1935, it merged with Phillack together again and in 1937 more areas were added in the commune of St Erth. Today Hayle on the west by St Ives, on the south by St Erth, to the east by Gwinear-Gwithian and to the north by the Bristol Channel. The town's name comes from the Cornish word heyl means that translates estuary. Situated is the place in the southeastern part of St Ives Bay at the mouth of the Hayle River.