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Porthkidney Sands

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Surprisingly secluded on a clear Saturday morning

We started a hike down to St Ives from this area and found ourselves mostly alone along the way. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darrah H
Frankfurt, Germany
Hidden gem

This beach was recommended to us by another family with a dog. It’s difficult to find beaches in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rebecca M
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  • Average3%
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“coastal path”(18 reviews)
“carbis bay”(25 reviews)
Lelant, St Ives TR26 3DY, England
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All reviewsdog friendly beachcoastal pathcarbis baygreat dogdog walkersunspoilt beachlow tidesand duneshuge expanse of sanddog ownersst ivesyear roundpeaceful walkthe water's edgesteep stepsgolf clubplenty of space
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started a hike down to St Ives from this area and found ourselves mostly alone along the way. We came down from the church and the golf course, took a relaxing bath at the beach there before entering the trail along the path to...More

Thank Darrah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was recommended to us by another family with a dog. It’s difficult to find beaches in the summer where we can take our dog along, but this was a super find. Loved by us all. Very clean and so much beautiful sand for...More

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Golden sands, blue seas, walked alongside the estuary down to the sea, fabulous and much quieter than many beaches in the area, idea for the dog to run and swim

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful clean sands that stretch out for miles it seems and even more so as the tide goes out. Loved by dog walkers and those who don’t want facilities and are prepared to walk

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from St Ives to Lelant and back, and walked along the beach each way. After leaving Carbis Bay the tide was out so we walked around the headland and all along Porthkidney beach enjoying the views. We then followed the coast path to...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 12 August 2018

It is quite a job to get to this beach which is why it is so quiet and clean. It really is quite beautiful on a summer day but be prepared for an alright hike to get to it. Either the inlet end which is...More

2  Thank thebasecamp
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Porthkidney sands is a lovely large sandy bay that is off lead dog friendly all year round. Don't make the mistake like I did of walking around the coast path two miles and down some treacherous steps onto the far end of the beach! Park...More

2  Thank Louise B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

In search of a sandy beach which allowed dogs, we came across this gorgeous beach. If you park on Church Road In Lelant, you walk down a path just past the Church - the path is through the golf course but well marked and not...More

2  Thank schwarzfam14
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Long stretches of sand dog allowed all year round life guard on watch not crowded plenty of space to set up your own little area 👍🏻

3  Thank Joanne O
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

An absolutely stunning beach a little off the beaten track so it was very quiet, we basically had it all to ourselves. Nice, warm water too.

2  Thank Dan J
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17 April 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
19 January 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