Porthkidney Sands beach, St Ives, Cornwall
  • About Us

    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, 204 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.
  • Weather

    Porthkidney Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today and Sunday, with temperatures rising to 11°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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      8:16 am    4:20 pm
    Saturday, Dec 16th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       29%  45%   17 mph
      8:16 am    4:20 pm

    Sunday, Dec 17th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       68%  91%   15 mph
      8:17 am    4:20 pm
    Monday, Dec 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       31%  90%   6 mph
      8:18 am    4:21 pm

    Tuesday, Dec 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       21%  75%   9 mph
      8:18 am    4:21 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       18%  90%   10 mph
      8:19 am    4:21 pm

    Thursday, Dec 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       6%  82%   13 mph
      8:20 am    4:22 pm
    Friday, Dec 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       13%  94%   12 mph
      8:20 am    4:22 pm

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