Today the little hamlet of Porthoustock on The Lizard peninsular is better known for leisure diving than for its past and present industry. A disused concrete stone mill still stands on a wharf on the northern side of the beach from where aggregate crushed stone was once loaded onto ships. Some stone is still quarried to the south of the beach where small ships are able to moor up alongside a wharf to be loaded. Porthhoustock’s close proximity to the treacherous The Manacles and its many wrecks and reefs has resulted in the pebble beach becoming a launch place for diving boats.
Grid reference: LR SW807218
Latitude/longitude: 50.055859N and 5.063987W
Post code: TR12 6QW (for sat nav purposes)
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