The glorious sandy beach of Porthkidney can be reached by foot from the apartment, taking about 15 minutes by walking down a pretty village lane to the ancient church of St Uny, over the golf course and sand dunes to the mouth of the estuary and the spectacular view of St Ives Bay beyond. There is no access by car to Porthkidney beach making it a haven of peace, unspoilt by crowds. However, this also means that it is diffi cult to access with a baby buggy or if you are a little unsteady on your feet. For easier access and for cafes and beach amenities St Ives (a 10 minute drive away or easily reached by bus or train) offers four fabulous town beaches.