We start our tour of St Ives famous beaches way out by Lelant Saltings where we find Porthkidney Sands. Here you will find a vast expanse of sand with the fantastic dunes and the West Cornwall Golf course over looking it. It’s a five minute walk from the parking area by Lelant Church to the beach. At low tide it can be almost a mile to the water’s edge but beware the tide can come in very quickly across the flat sand. This beach is never overcrowded, but lacks facilities so bring a packed lunch.