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Porthkidney Sands is a north-facing beach at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary that lies just two miles from the picturesque harbour town of St Ives, West Cornwall. Porthkidney is a vast expanse of sands to the east of the estuary. At low tide the beach can stretch almost a mile out to sea.
The beach is backed by picturesque sand dunes. West Cornwall Golf Club overlooks the beach. The neighbouring beach of Carbis Bay, which sits the other side of the Hawks Point headland, is a short walk along the South West Coast Path, which then proceeds to St Ives.
Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 – excellent water quality
- No lifeguard on duty
- No beach access at high tide
- Be aware of the tide as some areas of the beach can get cut off