Porthkidney Sands

Porthkidney Sands Beach near St Ives, Cornwall

Porthkidney Sands is a north-facing beach at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary. It lies only 2 miles from the picturesque harbour town of St Ives, Cornwall. Porthkidney is a vast expanse of sands, facing Hayle Towans to the east of the estuary. At low tide the beach can stretch almost a mile out to sea.


Beach at Porthkidney Sands, CornwallThe beach is backed by picturesque sand dunes. West Cornwall Golf Club overlooks the beach. The neighbouring beach of Carbis Bay, which sits the other side of the Hawks Point headland, is a short walk along the South West Coast Path, which then proceeds to St Ives.

Carbis Bay holiday cottages provide the nearest self catering accommodation to Porthkidney. Cornwall holiday makers will find further self catering options in Lelant and St Ives holiday cottages.

There is limited parking near the beach and no facilities. Some facilities are available in the nearby town of Lelant. Carbis Bay offers more options. The dangerous currents in the waters off Porthkidney make it unsuitable for swimming. Dogs are permitted on Porthkidney Sands all year.

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