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Porthkidney Sands

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Address: St Ives, England

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It's a brilliant beach for walking / swimming but has some VERY strong rip-tides. So any inflatables are banned

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a brilliant beach for walking / swimming but has some VERY strong rip-tides. So any inflatables are banned

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Just so much sand! And great for the kites, as the wind whips round there! Our son could run for miles and not bump into anything! Definitely worth a walk.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
25 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful, what more can I say! Beautiful sandy beach, even in November! We visited whilst walking the South coast walk from St Ives. We couldn't find anywhere to eat or drink, but to be fair didn't look particularly hard.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great place to come with the dog, able to walk for miles plenty of space for the dog to run about. Came on a Monday not too busy.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love this beach so much. A huge expanse of sand, beautiful views whatever the weather and the most fabulous patterns in the sand made by the ebbing tide. And there is never many people there :)

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This enormous beach is approx 3 miles from St Ives catch the train to Lelant Saltings pick up the coast path in the park and ride and approx half a mile easy walk and you reach the sands the great thing is it allows dogs on all year round which is fab take a packed lunch as no beach cafés... More 

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Maentwrog, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely beach, nice walk to it with uninterrupted views. Stunning, not crowded and miles of sandy beach when the tide is out. Very clean, well patrolled by lifeguards. Great photo opportunities, excellent for kites, paddling and most importantly sandcastles galore.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great beach but knackered by the time we got there. Need to do some more walking me thinks. Ice cream stop at Carbis bay beach helped. Mr Unfit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Windswept and long, this is the beech for you. Not the most wonderful beech to spend the day with the family, but if you want to walk with your dog then it is great. It is tidal in parts so be careful

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Viewed from coastal path-looked very nice! Huge beach, very quiet. Paths down to beach from coastal path looked as though they might be a bit awkward.

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