Hayle Towans beach sits alongside Hayle estuary. Good sandy beach although w Read more [...]
Place Category: Beaches
Porthkidney is a sheltered beach with about 600m of golden sand and sand dunes, the dunes are also known as Lelant Towans.
The beach is separated from Hayle beach by a narrow strip of water. Excellent beach for swimming and becomes a surfers beach in the winter as its sheltered location helps to keep the surf up when other more exposed beaches loose wave height.
Bathing anywhere near the river estuary is very dangerous as the currents can be extremely strong, safe swimming area is marked.
Seasonal lifeguard and close to all the facilities in St Ives itself.
We have no dog information for Porthkidney Sands beach.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Porthkidney Sands Beach.
Porthkidney Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 14°C on Sunday.Light rain in the afternoon and windy starting in the afternoon.Today's Forecast
12->1591% 50% 11 mph
7:51 am 6:24 pmWindy starting in the afternoon and rain in the evening.Friday, Oct 20th
11->1580% 64% 17 mph
7:53 am 6:22 pmDangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 21st
11->1487% 74% 31 mph
7:54 am 6:20 pmWindy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Oct 22nd
11->1467% 73% 22 mph
7:56 am 6:18 pmWindy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.Monday, Oct 23rd
14->1571% 99% 18 mph
7:58 am 6:16 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 24th
14->1632% 93% 16 mph
7:59 am 6:14 pmRain in the afternoon.Wednesday, Oct 25th
14->1552% 55% 14 mph
8:01 am 6:12 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Oct 26th
13->1522% 90% 17 mph
8:03 am 6:10 pm
Porthkidney Sands Beach Tide Times
Porthkidney Sands Beach Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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