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Port Isaac Cornwall

Port Isaac in North Cornwall has been a favourite places for holiday makers for many years.

A traditional fishing village, Port Isaac is away from the crowds and unspoilt by much of the commercialism seen in many seaside resorts. Port Isaac is located on a natural sheltered inlet with the oldest part of the village built around the harbour of Port Isaac, busy with fishing vessels and shipping vesels carrying local goods. Port Isaac harbour Cornwall
Today fishing boats still go in and out from the harbour on a daily basis. With the harbour breakwater protecting the bay from the Altantic Ocean.  And at low tide the Port Isaac beach of sand and rock is ideal for rock pooling, crabbing, shell collecting.Port Isaac cliffs and bay, North Cornwall

The village of Port Isaac was built at the foot of Port Isaac Bay with steep hills surrounding it. And steep cliffs surrounding the bay. The cottages and streets of Port Isaac reflect its age, with narrow streets not designed or suited to car traffic, and small white washed cottages around the harbour. As the village grew, so houses were built on the hill sides leading down to the village centre.

Port Isaac narrow streetsThe tranquility and idylic location of Port Isaac lead to its growth as a holiday destination. With several restaurants in Port Isaac specialising in seafood and much more, small shops for groceries, bread and other essentials, a pub, fish market and local arts and crafts including paintings, pottery, jewellery and more.

Many visitors to Port Isaac stay in accomodation within the village, hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering homes. Whilst many others pass through Port Isaac on day trips to see the pretty village from the coastal footpaths or arriving by car. See our video of Day Trip to Port Isaac.

Port Isaac where Doc Martin is filmed (Portwenn)

Doc Martins surgery in Port IsaacMany people come to Port Isaac to see the location of Doc Martin TV series,  and all the settings for the programme, such as Doc Martins surgery shown above. The village is not called Port Isaac in the series, but Portwenn but much is filmed in and around Port Isaac. In series 6 filmed in 2013, The Edge was used as the set for the Radio Portwenn in Doc Martin. And The Edge restaurant has a wall of Doc Martin signatures along the front of the bar.

Many visitors come to hear Port Isaacs own sea shanty singers, now famous with recording contracts, the 'Fishermans Friends'. They often sing in the village during the summer months.

South West Coastal Footpath through Port Isaac

Others visit Cornwall and Port Isaac on foot, as they walk along the South West Coast Path which is 630 miles in total. The footpath follows the coast from the north from Bude, Boscastle and Tintagel into Port Gaverne and then Port Isaac before climbing up the cliffs towards Port Quinn, Polzeath, Rock and onto Padstow.