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Porthoustock Beach

St Keverne, Cornwall

A small pebble beach backed by low green cliffs. The beach is close to the famous Mannacles rocks and a working gravel pit.

Beach Type




Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks to the east to Helford River and to the west to Coverack.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

No details.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre 79 Meneage Street Helston TR13 8RB Tel: 01326 565431 Fax: 01326 572803 e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: St Keverne
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.0543, -5.06399
Postcode: TR12 6QW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Keverne, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Follow the B3293 to St Keverne. Signposted to Porthoustock. Access to beach is via steep roads.

Public Transport

No details

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Town (Approx. 7 miles away)
Falmouth Docks (Approx. 7 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 7 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is free parking available for approximately 100 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Coverack Cove, Coverack (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Coverack, Coverack (Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Helford Village, Helford (Long stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Bosveal Countryside, Bosveal (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Trebah Garden, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 4.4 miles away
Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Kennack Sands, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 5.6 miles away
Poltesco, Helston (Unknown stay).
About 6.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Keverne