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Porthkidney Sands

Address: St Ives, England
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
25 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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england
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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21 reviews 21 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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On a really hot day this was a nice place to sit and watch a few swimmers. We found a shady spot and there a couple of nice walks in the shade.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a lovely secluded beach that tends to be quiet and is dog friendly all year around. The beach is clean(ish), life guard supported in season and beautiful golden sands for everyone. Not a beach if you are looking for amenities such as a shop/bar or toilets so bear that in mind, otherwise a very nice beach.

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