Porth Kidney Sands
Porth Kidney Sands lie on the western bank of the Hayle estuary, they are bounded to the west by the headland of Carrack Gladden and to the east by the Hayle River. The beach is of fine golden sand and is overlooked by the Golf Links and St. Uny Lelant Church. Please have a look inside the church and see the plaque displaying a copy of a letter from King Charles thanking the people of Lelant for their support during the English Civil War.
There is an excellent walk along the coast path here known as the Nut Grove. It stretches west from the church, alongside the golf links west into Carbis Bay and on into St. Ives.
Swimming is possible here but please avoid the eastern section where it meets the Hayle River. Dogs are permitted all year round on Porth Kidney.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 102: Land's End
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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