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Porthkidney Sands

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Address: St Ives, England

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Amazing Dog Friendly beach all year round

Clean, spacious and safe for our little Boston Terriers to sprint and run into the sea, chase after the ball and generally just to get very Sandy! Beautiful! We were lucky with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, spacious and safe for our little Boston Terriers to sprint and run into the sea, chase after the ball and generally just to get very Sandy! Beautiful! We were lucky with the weather too!

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Thank Sarah J
St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Walked along here yesterday in brilliant sunshine with friends and our dogs. Tide was out so plenty of beach to ourselves. Dropped down to the beach from the coastal path which we joined at Carbis Bay. Two coastal paths run either side of the railway track along the cliff top. We made our way to Lelant. No facilities, for those... More 

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maidstone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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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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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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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