Port Isaac

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Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Port Isaac in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard

Discover Port Isaac

Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in north Cornwall and home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. It's a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters.

Port Isaac is set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall's North coast with two beautiful ports nearby; Port Quin and Port Gaverne.  

Reasons to visit Port Isaac

  • Picturesque traditional fishing village 
  • Set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall's North coast 
  • Stunning coastal walks 
  • Local galleries and arts and craft shops 
  • Steeped in history with beautiful 18th century fisherman cottages 
  • Associated with the TV series Doc Martin, Poldark and Saving Grace 

Things to do

  • Take a cliff top path walk from Port Isaac to Port Gaverne - less than 2 miles 
  • Get your photo taken outside the TV series home of Doc Martin, a short way up Roscarrock Hill on the left 
  • Check out the local galleries and arts and craft shops 
  • Take a boat trip or fishing expedition from the harbour during the summer season 
  • Visit popular neighboring beaches Polzeath and Daymer Bay 
  • Cycle the famous Camel Trail from Padstow to Wadebridge 
  • Wonder through the narrow alleys, cobbled streets and spot the 18th century fisherman homes, most of which are now officially listed as architectural or historic importance

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Parking in Port Isaac

Due to the nature of Port Isaac with its narrow, windy streets vehicle access is very limited. It is strongly recommended that you park in one of the two car parks - the Main Car Park, owned by St. Endellion Parish Council and New Car Park owned by Cornwall Council - located at the top of the village and wander to the harbour area on foot. The Port Isaac Shuttle Service is also available on 07866 223786. 

Coach parking is not available in Port Isaac but drop off/collection is possible at the junction of Back Hill and New Road.

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Set in almost 4 acres of its own grounds and gardens, overlooking some 20 miles of the North Cornwall coast, perched high above Port Quin, between Port Isaac and Polzeath.

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Thinking of a self catering holiday in Cornwall? Then why not visit Delamere Self Catering Cornwall, set in a secluded spot midway between Port Isaac and Tintagel.

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Tregellist is a 140 acre working farm run by the Cleave family. Situated in St Kew Parish, Cornwall, and close to the St Kew Inn, the country house stands on the edge of Tregellist hamlet which has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Lovely walks n

North Coast > Port Isaac
Port Gaverne is a hamlet on the North Coast of Cornwall, adjoining the fishing village of Port Isaac, (location of TV series 'Doc Martin’).Nestling in the picturesque cove of Port Gaverne, Carn-awn stands on its own, boasting stunning sea-views

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An agency dedicated to providing quality self catering holiday accommodation in exceptional locations throughout Cornwall. Over 50 years experience and 250+ hand-picked and personally inspected properties. We are confident you will find your perfect holiday ho

North Coast > Boscastle > Camelford > Delabole > Port Isaac > Tintagel
This cosy, character cottage with modern amenities and a pretty, private garden is only 1½ miles from the sea. It provides an ideal base for a walking, surfing, fishing, golfing or simply a relaxing family holiday in North Cornwall.

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North Coast > Port Isaac
2 lovely cottages sleeping 3 and 6 people, on family run farm close to the lovely little fishing village of Port Isaac, better known to many as the location of TVs Doc Martin. Cottages have breathtaking views of the countryside and coastline and are close to a

North Coast > Polzeath > Port Isaac > Rock
Over 300 self catering Cornish Holiday Cottages all within a 5 miles of stunning Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath and Port Isaac.  All our holiday homes are situated on the Cornish coast or within a couple of miles of it."

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