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Porthkidney Sands

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Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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Great for a good old walk as a huge expanse of sand, you can walk all the way to Carbis Bay at low... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
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Great secluded beach don't get caught by the

Great secluded beach which can only really be accessed from the coastal path. Don't get caught by... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Colin B
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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“coastal path” (17 reviews)
“hayle estuary” (6 reviews)
Carbis Bay, St Ives, England
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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 26 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
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Dog friendly & so quiet compared to the beaches in St Ives...golden sand & very clean. I'm not that fit at the moment so we found access was easiest by driving to the car park near the Church at Lelant then turned left just past...More

3  Thank T W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This beach has a fabulous expanse of pale golden sand. We accessed it from Carbis Bay by walking along the coastal path, however one can get to it along the water's edge from Carbis Bay when the tide is out. When approaching via the coastal...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

An extensive beach a short distance from St Ives. It is very flat and the tide comes in quickly so you need to keep a watchful eye on the sea.

Thank Winner2
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you're looking for a massive expanse of quiet unspoilt sand this is your beach. It's like having your own beach...just a few dog walkers (all year round) and miles of sand and waves. Love it....also you can walk to Lelant for a cuppa or...More

Thank TahlulaSouthWest
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This beach came recommended and i would recommend it to anyone, its a bit of a trek to get to the water and down some steps to get to the beach but its worth it, the dog had a good run and we had a...More

Thank HannahParray
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We absolutely loved this beach, wide open space for the dogs and almost deserted. even on a 'busy' day there was nobody within 200 yards of us. It can be accessed from Headland Road in Carbis Bay, there is limited parking, but it is a...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We visited this beach several times whilst on holiday in Carbis Bay in order to take our dog Jarvis for a run and swim in the sea. First time we tried to get to the beach by walking along the coastal path from Carbis Bay,...More

3  Thank BOSAngel
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

By far the best beach I have ever seen in the UK. It's a trek to get to but very much worth it . We took the coast path from St Ives . The beach is so clean and the water is really clear ....More

Thank chilax_2009
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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
18 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