Porth Kidney Sands is sometimes claimed by Lelant but is in fact a lesser known beach of Carbis Bay. Reached at low tide from Carbis Bay beach around Hawkes Point, Porthkidney stretches as far as the Hayle Estuary and is backed by sand dunes and unspoilt by buildings. The views across the beach to Godrevy create evocative images which have been the inspiration of many artists including John Miller. The coastal path from Carbis Bay past Porth Kidney House will reveal the old miners’ steps which you can take down to Porth Kidney Sands at low tide, alternatively take the Headland Road coast path from Carbis Bay.
The wide sweeping expanse of the Bay is divided by the Hayle Estuary, the oldest golf links in the UK overlooks this stunning panorama. Towards Godrevy Lighthouse is Gwithian Sands a surfer’s paradise where annual championships are held more recently for kite surfing.