Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 
 

PORTH KIDNEY SANDS, LELANT

 
 


Large sandy beach in front of the sand dunes of Lelant which is over 2 miles long. Reasonably sheltered at the western end and usually quiet. At low tide Barrepta Beach, at Carbis Bay, is accessible by walking around the point.

Access
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 South West Coast Path.

Swimming & Surfing
The river is not suitable for swimming and the currents at this end of the beach can be dangerous. A long walk to the water at low tide.
At the western end of Porth Kidney is Hawk's Point. When there is a really big north coast swell and the wind is anything from due south to west, Hawk's could be firing. On a good day Hawk's can provide quality waves. Long walling rights with the occasional barrel down the beach and a punchy, wedgey left at higher tides towards the point.
Be aware that the tide comes in very quickly.

Facilities
None

Parking
Limited parking at Lelant Church.

Dog Friendly
Dogs allowed all year around.

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