General information

Bordered by striking sand dunes, the beach is a perfect choice for family beach holidays and also couples’ beach holidays, providing plenty of space for fun activities alongside many hideaways for something a little more intimate. Porthkidney Beach can be surprisingly quiet and secluded, even during the summer, making it among the best beaches in England for unspoiled landscapes, flora, and fauna. Porthkidney Beach is also dog friendly all year round, providing a pet-friendly beach for anyone who likes to enjoy U.K. beach holidays with their dog. A number of amenities, such as the local golf club, can provide entertainment. However, for families willing to provide their own fun, it's easy to enjoy a really cheap Porthkidney Beach holiday.

Major attractions

Porthkidney Beach remains fairly undeveloped, making peace and quiet a major attraction to this part of Cornwall. However, with a few shops, cafes, and restaurants just a short walk away, you can be sure to find something to entertain you. The unspoiled beach and excellent water quality make Porthkidney Beach a child-friendly beach and perfect for group beach activities such as water sports or simply enjoying a picnic in one of the designated areas. Numerous public walkways and cycle routes are available, making Porthkidney beach holidays a fantastic way to unwind and enjoy a little fresh air. Alongside these facilities is a wealth of beautiful marine life to be discovered, and the Marine Conservation Society recommends Porthkidney Beach as one of the best beaches in Britain for wildlife and among the most scenic beach holidays in England.

When to visit

Spring and summer are certainly the best times to visit Porthkidney Beach. However, if you don't mind the risk of being stuck in your beach holiday home until the rain has stopped, autumn and winter will provide the ultimate in tranquillity.

How to reach

For visitors travelling to Porthkidney Beach by car, make your way to the small village of Leland and then follow the signs to the church. From here it’s a short walk across West Cornwall Golf Club. The closest train station is Lelant Saltings, and buses 501 and 516 also serve the area. For anyone enjoying their holiday in one of the neighbouring beach apartments, walking along one of the scenic footpaths is also an option.

Porthkidney Beach Cornwall Holidays


There are plenty of activities on the beach that can be enjoyed by people of any age. Like many of Cornwall's beaches, Porthkidney Beach is a fantastic place for surfing and other water sports. Surf schools and equipment hire shops can be found in and around your beach holiday accommodation, making Porthkidney Beach a great place to learn surfing while also being a great spot for those with a little more experience. Swimming in the gorgeous blue waters of this part of the Celtic Sea is also highly recommended, and lifeguard services are available to ensure that everyone stays safe. Canoeing and fishing are also popular activities within the area, and anyone with the proper equipment stored at their beach cottage will enjoy extremely cheap beach holidays at Porthkidney Beach—your only expense being a well-earned picnic. Aside from water sports and other activities, Porthkidney Beach is the perfect getaway for anyone in search of tranquillity and stunning sea vistas—a great choice for idyllic, self-catering beach cottages.