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, facing Hayle Towans 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.
Lifeguard cover from the 7th of July until the 2nd of September (2018).
This beach is dog friendly all year: However dogs are required to be kept on a lead on the footpath leading from St Uny Church to Porthkidney Sands. (St Ives Town Council)