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Porthkidney Sands

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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Never found this beach yet

We drove for ages and asked lots of people, the sat nav would not find it. Eventually we gave up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lovely expansive beach

Use a map as Satnav will get you lost,you'll need to drive through West Cornwall golf club to find... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gary M
Longnor, United Kingdom
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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great for a good old walk as a huge expanse of sand, you can walk all the way to Carbis Bay at low tide. The Beach is very flat and feels like the sea goes out for miles. Great waves for kids to jump though...More

Thank L1saG
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great secluded beach which can only really be accessed from the coastal path. Don't get caught by the tide as it comes in and cuts off the last section but this does take some time. It's great to walk up the the Hayle estuary and...More

Thank Colin B
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18 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