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Porth Kidney (Lelant) Beach

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Porth Kidney (Lelant) Beach - Cornwall

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Porth Kidney is a large, sandy beach at the mouth of the Hayle estuary. North-facing, with a river that makes for dangerous currents, the beach offers occasional good surfing. Two miles from St Ives, it is possible to walk around the headland to Carbis Bay at low tide. Accessed via the village of Lelant.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Picnic area

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

St Ives

Postcode

TR26 3GN

OS grid ref.

SW 5407 3843

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended