|Latitude:||50° 11.70′ North|
|Longitude:||5° 28.30′ West|
|OS Grid:||SW:544 385|
Porthkidney has a large sandy beach in front of the sand dunes of Lelant. Reasonably sheltered at the western end and usually quiet. At low tide Carbis Bay Beach is accessible by walking around the point.
Turn off coast road between Hayle and St Ives. Approach from Lelant across the golf course and over the sand dunes.
You can also get to the beach by taking the Carbis Bay turning and then taking the first right. This will bring you to the coast path.
The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer season. There is a district council dog ban in force on this beach between Easter and 1 October.
The river is not suitable for swimming and the currents at this end of the beach can be dangerous.