Port Isaac North Cornwall

Port Isaac is a small fishing village in North Cornwall. More recently Port Isaac has been a popular spot for filming locations including the acclaimed ITV television series, Doc Martin.

Beach

Beach

Port Isaac has a beautiful sandy beach which is shared with the harbour. At low tide small fishing boats can be stranded on the beach. This picture-perfect beach is surrounded by high cliffs and in the summer months the cliffs are bursting with wildflowers and nesting birds. During low tide rockpools form near the water’s edge which is the perfect opportunity to explore the nature and wildlife which reside there.

There are no lifeguards who work in this area. Please make sure you check the tide times. Dogs are welcome at this beach; however, this is subject to change during the season. Port Isaac beach is central to the village which means there’s easy access to snacks and drinks from the local shops and cafes. Public toilets can be found near the harbourside. Access to the beach is via a short slipway.

Parking and Accessibility

Parking and Accessibility

There are two main car parks in Port Isaac, and we suggest that you use these car parks to access both the beach and village. Both car parks are around a 10 minutes’ walk from the village. The main car park is council run. There are around 139 spaces which includes disabled bays. The parking spaces are subject to availability, and we suggest arriving before peak hours. Day tickets and hourly tickets can be purchased here.

Most car parks owned by the Cornwall Council will allow you to purchase tickets through the JustPark App. Please make sure you download the App before your visit as most car parks have automatic car registration plate reader’s meaning once you’ve entered the site – the clock starts ticking. The JustPark App allows users to ‘top up’ the ticket times. If you’re unable to get back to the car park in time, you can simply load the app an add more time. If you have any troubles with the App or paying for parking, then the parking attendant will advise you.

Toilet facilities are available near the car park and may charge 20p. This is subjected to regulations, and we cannot guarantee that these will be open during your visit.

History

History

Port Isaac is a small fishing village in North Cornwall. Immersed in history dating back to the Middle Ages Port Isaac was once a thriving port. Port Isaac’s economy was damaged once goods started being transported via the railway and after the aftermath of World War I. The village had to solely rely on pilchard fishing and as that fizzled out tourism became the main source of income for the economy. More recently Port Isaac has been a popular spot for filming locations including the acclaimed ITV television series, Doc Martin and the BBC television series Poldark.

Shops and Food

Shops and Food

Port Isaac is bursting with quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. We highly recommend, Chapel Café, Outlaws Fish Kitchen and a favourite, Nicky B's Pasty Shop where you’ll be able to overindulge in Cornish pasties, Cornish cream teas and cake!

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