Porthkidney Sands beach, St Ives, Cornwall
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    Porthkidney Sands Beach Info

    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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 15 beaches around St Ives, 210 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Porthkidney Sands Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water 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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  • Weather

    Porthkidney Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 11°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mixed precipitation in the morning and afternoon and windy starting in the evening.
       87%  82%   20 mph
      6:30 am    6:32 pm
    Monday, Mar 19th
     Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy until evening.
       33%  46%   23 mph
      6:27 am    6:33 pm

    Tuesday, Mar 20th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       11%  18%   14 mph
      6:25 am    6:35 pm
    Wednesday, Mar 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
       9%  55%   9 mph
      6:23 am    6:36 pm

    Thursday, Mar 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day and breezy overnight.
       70%  99%   19 mph
      6:21 am    6:38 pm
    Friday, Mar 23rd
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       51%  68%   11 mph
      6:18 am    6:40 pm

    Saturday, Mar 24th
     Windy throughout the day and rain overnight.
       38%  89%   15 mph
      6:16 am    6:41 pm
    Sunday, Mar 25th
     Mostly cloudy until morning.
       57%  64%   13 mph
      7:14 am    7:43 pm

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