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Porthkidney Sands

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Address: 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 having a stroll. The dunes are an interesting little wilderness, with wind-thrawn... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tim C
Bellingen, Australia

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Bellingen, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 is out. But it's a stunningly beautiful beach and very very uncrowded even in the... More 

Thank skybluethinker
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Bradford-on-avon Wiltshire
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Hayle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 in the dunes at the rear of the beach but there's plenty of space for... More 

Thank blaugeist
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
St Ives, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 track along the cliff top. We made our way to Lelant. No facilities, for those... More 

Thank Mary Q

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