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Porthkidney Sands

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Address: St Ives, England

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Excellent safe beach

Followed the coastal path from Hayle Saltings to St Ives. Walked along this vast beach. Beautiful sandy beach. Be careful to watch the tide. Two exit areas at far end if the beach... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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maidstone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Followed the coastal path from Hayle Saltings to St Ives. Walked along this vast beach. Beautiful sandy beach. Be careful to watch the tide. Two exit areas at far end if the beach ,- the last point to get off the beach involves scrambling over holders. Need to be fairly agile to do this.

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Thank scrappydee
Totnes, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This huge beach is a beautiful walk next to a golf course. Dogs are allowed and for variety you can climb the coast path back.

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Thank BeeteeEm
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A beautiful place for dogs and people alike! Wide open spaces, clean beach and fantastic views! I can't recommend it highly enough!

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Thank Penny H
Bushey, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful dog friendly beach! Miles and miles of scenic coastline and miles of beautiful golden sand! We will definitely be coming back to this gem again!!

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Thank SavvasJohnSavva
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Such a lovely area to visit and walk. The wife and I went for a long stroll on wet and windy day, it certainly blew the cobwebs away. Highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Matt T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Worth the walk down the steep coastal path that we took, vast beach good for bathing but don't get caught by the tide at one end.....!

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Thank Bruce G
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great low tide walk - take the train up from St Ives and walk back - it's around 3.5 miles and its, er, flat all the way. Stunning views and great lunch options en route at Carbis Bay and Porthminster.

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Thank Benet2014
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a beach away from the crowds & Porthkidney was a good choice- there's a bit of a walk to get there but lots of beach when you do. The estuary side of the beach has a bad riptide so we took the kids further along where it was safer; the water remains shallow for a good... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed only five mins away from this beach and although it was a real clamber down over tricky rocks we loved the beach. Very expansive beautiful sand and hardly any other people ever on it. Shells in abundance. Great for the family but no good for babies or elderly due to tricky climb down and up!

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Thank raec12361
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This by far is my favourite beach of St. Ives. Access is by the coastal path, between Carbis Bay and the Park and Ride, but worth the walk. The beach has no facilities, so probably not ideal for young families, but this is also a plus for those who want to enjoy a quiet beach, just bring sufficient water and... More 

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