Porthoustock Beach Cornwall

Porthoustock beach Cornwall:

Another place I found “by accident” Whilst scouring google maps looking for places to launch by Hobie Pro Angler 14.

It looked good on the map so I went and had a look and scouted the area.

Panoramic view of Porthoustock Beach

Porthoustock Beach is located on the right-hand side of Cornwall down towards the Lizard.

Porthoustock Beach on the map

This area of Cornwall is all still very “undeveloped” which is great.

You are truly in the middle of know where!

On this side of Cornwall and the roads are all very thin with lots of single tracks with passing places.

Tight turns twisting roads and beautiful villages.

To get to Porthoustock Beach you have to follow some very tight roads up and down some steep hills.

NOTE: Be very careful in a wide or long vehicle and plane ahead checking the roads on google maps otherwise you might get stuck.

The Old Lifeboat House Public Toilets Located Behind
Panoramic view of large car park

Car Park, Toilets

Behind the very big gravel car park:

There are Public toilets which are fairly clean and the job.

The car park itself is very large with plenty of space to park.

The car park charges are “VOLENTRY” and there is an honest box on the way in. I think it from memory “suggests” £2 for the day which is silly cheap.

I think its more than fair to chuck in a few more quid in than the £2 “request”, on the honest box for a day’s parking.

NOTE: If people do not pay anything at all.
 The council will just install a poxy charging meter and the price will end up like the rest of Cornwall.

Abusing the parking fees and not paying “anything at all” Will not help anyone and in the long run, won’t help anyone.

road into the car park
more parking over here
boat park over to the left.

Porthoustock Beach Cornwall

The beach is very made of mostly flat cobbles and there is no sand.

These cobbles are very firm and smooth underfoot and should make launching on using your kayak cart.

The gradient of the cobbles is not to steep slopping off gradually into the clean clear water.

beach to the right

On the right-hand side, you can see a blue excavator parked up.

NOTE: There is a working quarry on the right-hand side so care must be taken in this area when using the water

beach looking straight on

The water here seems to be on the calm and flat side most of the time, so launching shouldn’t be a problem.

Out of the cove, there are good fishing spots over the rocky ground.

A wonderful place tucked away in rural Cornwall.



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