Known locally as Pro'stock. Porthoustock is a small east facing beach of dark shingle with a little coarse sand situated on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula and is signposted from St. Keverne on the B3293.
Crescent-shaped, the beach is popular with divers due to its proximity to the Manacle Rocks, the site of a large number of shipwrecks just over a mile offshore. The large concrete structure at the north end of the beach is an aggregate silo once used by the granite and gabbro quarries that dot the coast all around here.
Car parking and toilet facilities are available. Dogs are permitted on the beach all year round.
Holiday accommodation is to be found at St Keverne, Coverack and Cadgwith.
The whole Lizard Peninsula is an excellent place to take your holiday with a number of different places to visit within easy reach, including Cadgwith, Lizard Point, the coves of Porthallow and Porthkerris and the beaches of Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Easily accessible
✘ Seasonal dog ban
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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