Porthoustock is a small cove on the eastern side of
the Lizard just south of Porthkerris.
It is a convenient launch
site for the Manacles but the steep pebbled beach necessitates a
substantial four wheel drive for RIB launching. Inflatables are more
There are public conveniences just off the beach and there is
usually a refreshments van during the summer months.
The beach is shared with the local fishermen and divers should
keep to the southern half of the beach.
I am told that there is good shore diving to the north of the
beach but I haven't tried it myself, one day!
Getting there- from Helston follow the signs for the Lizard then
turn left just after RNAS Culdrose. Follow signs to St. Kevern.
Carry straight on through the village of St. Kevern, keeping the
square on your left and keep on that road until you come to the
Services- Gary Fox runs "Dive Action" from the industrial estate
on the left as you enter St. Kevern.