Walk - Porthkidney Sands
2.0 miles (3.2 km)
Carbis Bay Station - TR26 2NN Carbis Bay
Easy - There is not too much ascent or descent but the path can be exposed to sea winds so wear warm clothing.
A short walk alongside the railway line high above St Ives Bay, through an area noted for rare wildflowers and migratory birds. A number of Celtic saints are said to have established chapels here in ancient times, and the old pilgrim route St Michael's Way follows a parallel path across the railway, while an eighteenth century St Ives mayor set up his own eccentric tradition at an obelisk along the way.
Porthkidney Sands is a dog friendly beach. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
This walk requires a train journey to or from Lelant Station on the St Ives Line. Either begin with a train journey to Lelant Station and reverse the walk directions or complete the walk as directed and catch the train back from Lelant.