Port Gaverne Beach

Port Gaverne is a sheltered, narrow cove with plenty of sand at low tide and near neighbour to Port Isaac. Some claim it may be the quaintest cove in North Cornwall?

A National Trust owned beach which has remained almost unchanged in hundreds of years is popular with families as it has plenty of rock pools. Once a thriving port landing slate and coal and also a busy fishing port for pilchards. The origin of the name Gaverne is thought to have come from 'Karn Hun' meaning rocky haven and is still spelt 'Port Gavern' by a few locals - pronounced 'gay-verne'.

Fans of Doc Martin may recognise the cove as it has appeared several times in the tv programme over the years.

  • PinPort Isaac
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    Port Gaverne Port Isaac Cornwall PL29 3RH

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