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Porthkidney Sands

#2 of 2 things to do in Carbis Bay Features Animals
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Pretty and remote, with its own smuggler's cove

An easy walk from Carbis Bay or Lelant, remote, yet close. A great beach for walking your dog, or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tim C
Bellingen, Australia
Our favourite beach

Parking is some distance away and limited and then it's quite a trek to get to the beach so not for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An easy walk from Carbis Bay or Lelant, remote, yet close. A great beach for walking your dog, or having a stroll. The dunes are an interesting little wilderness, with wind-thrawn sycamores and hawthorns.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Parking is some distance away and limited and then it's quite a trek to get to the beach so not for those with limited ability or very small children. There are no facilities. The sea is a very long (5 mins walk) when the tide...More

Thank skybluethinker
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this beach. It's a long walk to the sea and there are no facilities but it's a vast stretch of golden soft sand so you can be half a mile from the nearest person even in high season.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute beaut of a find! Gorgeous white sands and turquoise sea! Dog friendly all year round. Short walk from road parking, not suitable for disabled as very steep steps on entering the beach.

Thank Susie P
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely unspoilt beach with lots of room for the family to run around and enjoy themselves. It's extremely clean and even with a pushchair it's accessible if you are willing to cope with the narrow and sometimes bumpy paths.

Thank Simtel
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Just love this place , pure heaven , sandy beach which allows dog access all year . Colour of sea is astonishing .

Thank angelacM3524XC
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

If you want to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Cornwall avoid its flashier neighbours and visit Potthkidney. It is wide and wild, with a lack of commercial activity, a beautiful walking beach and a chance to blow away the cobwebs. A hidden gem.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Superb beach and nice gently shallow sea . We walk all the way to the far end of the beach to get a little privacy as the other end can get quite busy... I'm sure I read somewhere that nudity is something that goes on...More

Thank blaugeist
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Clean, spacious and safe for our little Boston Terriers to sprint and run into the sea, chase after the ball and generally just to get very Sandy! Beautiful! We were lucky with the weather too!

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Walked along here yesterday in brilliant sunshine with friends and our dogs. Tide was out so plenty of beach to ourselves. Dropped down to the beach from the coastal path which we joined at Carbis Bay. Two coastal paths run either side of the railway...More

Thank Mary Q
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Hi I'm thinking of coming down in the summer for a weeks holiday with my 2 kids also my 2 dogs where is the best place to stay with a touring caravan thanks
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Sarah J | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. We stayed on a campsite outside of st Ives (about 10minutes). I've only been there once and I'm going again in May but staying in a house rental in st Ives instead. I would imagine there lots of... More
Harry W
I'm visiting the local area in the summer, with my family. After 20 minutes of looking on google street view I can't find any designated parking areas. Could you tell me the best place to park when visiting Porthkidney Sands?
January 18, 2015|
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Response from JuliaAW59 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware there isn't any parking for Porth Kidney sands, it's a walk I'm afraid. We were staying at Carbis Bay so walked along the cliffs from our accommodation but there is public parking in Carbis Bay. I... More