Porthkidney Sands beach, St Ives, Cornwall
  • About Us

    Porthkidney Sands Beach Information

    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, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Rain next Sunday, with high temperatures falling to 19°C next Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Monday, Jul 23rd
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      5:39 am    9:19 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Friday, Jul 27th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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      5:44 am    9:14 pm

    Saturday, Jul 28th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Sunday, Jul 29th
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