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Porthoustock

Porthoustock beach, Cornwall

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.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Seasonal dog ban

 Parking

 Toilets

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Coverack, Mullion, Helford and Helston.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowPorthleven

arrowRedruth

arrowHelston

arrowCamborne

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowFalmouth

	arrowPenryn

	arrowMullion

	arrowTruro

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Lizard Peninsula, Mullion, Roseland and Helston.

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