Porthoustock was originally a fishing village but in the late 19th Century the main focus was as a port for the local stone quarries.
At one end of the beach is a large disused concrete stone mill which was used for crushing stone to be used in roads.Porthoustock is a popular place for divers to set off to the nearby Manacles to explore the many wrecks found there.
Due to the proximity to the Manacles, the RNLI stationed a lifeboat at Porthoustock between 1869 and 1942
Sea Fishing in this area
This area is big bass country. You can also catch large pollack, many mackerel, wrasse and garfish in this area.
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