"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Carbis Bay - Porth Kidney Beach

Carbis Bay Porth Kidney Sands is on the north coast of Cornwall. Porth Kidney Sands is a large sandy remote beach, approximately 1.3 kilometres wide, backed by sand dunes and cliffs.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: St Ives

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW540384


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Carbis Bay - Porth Kidney Beach

  • Hayle Swimming Pool (1m)
  • Paradise Park (1m)
  • Royal Cinema (2m)
  • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (2m)
  • Coast 2 Coast Karting (2m)
  • Penwith Galleries (2m)
  • Tate Gallery St Ives (2m)
  • Tate St Ives (2m)
  • Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre (2m)
  • Country Skittles (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Hayle Library
Commercial Road
TR27 4DE

Phone 01736 753 196
Email hayletouristinformation@cornwall.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 20 October


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1008
Humidity 74%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1007
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:07 BST
(05:07 GMT)
Low Tide
12:29 BST
(11:29 GMT)
High Tide
18:22 BST
(17:22 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Carbis Bay - Porth Kidney Beach

A beautiful 1.5km sandy beach backed by an expanse of sand dunes. An ideal retreat for those who dislike the resort beaches. The beach suffers from occasional litter and fishing debris.

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