June 13th, 2011
Porthkerris is a very popular site for fishing. We have a large area dedicated to fishing, so there is plenty of spots to choose. Mackeral is the most common fish caught from the rocks here, particuarly during April/May when we get huge shoals coming in.
We must stress that here at Porthkerris we like to think that whatever you take from the sea, such as mackeral is to be eaten or used for something – please don't kill just because you can! And if you are one of the fishermen catching we are always grateful for a couple in the shop!
Prices for fishing are £2.00 per person fishing and £2.00 to park the car..And this lasts all day!
We often get quite a few kayakers come to Porthkerris to launch. We are in a very sheltered bay from most winds, so it makes for easy access. The wind to look out for is East. Give us a call to check the conditions before you come down if you see that the wind is coming from this direction. The kayaking off Porthkerris is stunning. Not only do you have a long stretch of cornish coastline to admire, there is also a great local pub that you can stop off at in the next bay ! And if you're lucky you might get a Basking Shark come alongside you! We also have The Helford River close to us, which is fantastic for kayaking, with lots of creeks to amble around.
In the past we have also had kayaking clubs come down and camp and use the place for their festivities with races, games and general fun competitions going on.
We do not charge people to launch their kayaks from Porthkerris, but do charge £2.00 to park the car per day.
The coastal footpath comes right through Porthkerris, so we are a great stop off point. We have a beach front camping area, toilets, showers, cafe, pub within walking distance and stunning views. Porthkerris is situated between the bay of Porthallow and the bay of Porthoustock. And if you fancy trying out the underwater world we could always book you in for a scuba dive taster!
We welcome walkers through and often get a few stopping off during their charity marathon walk.
If you are interested in any of the above activities and would like more information about them please do not hesitate to contact us…We are on 01326 280620 or firstname.lastname@example.org