Walk - Carbis Bay and Porthkidney Sands circular walk
3.1 miles (5.0 km)
Hendra Parc car park - TR26 2TT Hendra Parc car park
Moderate - There is some ascent or descent and the path can be exposed to brisk sea winds so wear warm clothing.
A short walk either side of the railway line high above St Ives Bay, through an area noted for rare wildflowers and migratory birds. The route returns along the old pilgrim route, St Michael's Way, which follows the footsteps of one of many ancient saints who visited these shores. Children will love the beach and the burrows and the fascinating obelisk where an eighteenth century mayor of St Ives set up his own eccentric tradition.
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.