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Porthkidney Sands

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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Lovely unspoilt beach

Simply lovely. No shops, deckchairs, cafes, toilets, litter - just perfect natural unspoilt beauty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter G
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Beautiful white sands

Stayed in a house just above this beach. It can be quite difficult to get down on the beach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lynn l
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“coastal path” (17 reviews)
“hayle estuary” (6 reviews)
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply lovely. No shops, deckchairs, cafes, toilets, litter - just perfect natural unspoilt beauty. Nice and quiet. Perfect for dogs all year round. We climbed the dunes to walk back along the SW coastal path which was an unwise move as it had rained very...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a house just above this beach. It can be quite difficult to get down on the beach, especially from the Lelant end , as the sand dunes are steep. But once you are down, it's such a gorgeous stretch of sands. No facilities,...More

Thank lynn l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove for ages and asked lots of people, the sat nav would not find it. Eventually we gave up, Cornwall is not very dog friendly, in fact it is better in the Cotswold's, wish I had never gone, the traffic was terrible every day.

Thank ne65xa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Use a map as Satnav will get you lost,you'll need to drive through West Cornwall golf club to find the car park.Once there and parked up the beach seems to go on forever when the tide is out.Great for dogs.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Brilliant rainbows with gusty winds. Kite surfers look to be having fun in the Hayle estuary. Vast areas of sand and dunes

Thank dawn l
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

A stunning place for a walk. The interplay of the white and black sand forms wonderful patterns. View is amazing. Well worth a visit.

Thank Carl_The_Great
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous unspoilt beach. Worth the walk. Sand dunes, rock pools and clean. Walk to the estuary at the far end. The walk takes you up to Lelant and beyond. No facilities at this beach so take everything with you - drinks and food.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We wanted to walk our dog oen evening so tried walking to Porthkidney Sands from our holiday rental in Carbis Bay along the SW Coast Path, but unfortunately didn't quite make it. It was a little more than the short evening stroll that I had...More

1  Thank Russell S
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I wandered off the coastal path to see this beach and it was very empty except for someone walking their dog. There was a lovely view across the water.

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic beach for everyone including the dog. One of the best dog friendly beaches in the country. Only trouble is there are no ammenities probably why most of the sunbathers were on the sands at Hayle etc.. Could of spent my whole holiday...More

Thank jeffnelson1
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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
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