Port Isaac is a small fishing village in North Cornwall. More recently Port Isaac has been a popular spot for film locations including the acclaimed ITV television series Doc Martin.
Port Isaac Beach - has a beautiful sandy beach which is shared with the harbour. At low tide small fishing boats can become 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 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 is 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.
Port Isaac 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 minute 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.
Most car parks owned by 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 readers - meaning once you’ve entered the car park, you will start to be charged. 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 add more time via the app. If you have any trouble with the App or paying for parking, then the parking attendant will advise you.
Port Isaac History - 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. In the aftermath of World War I, the village had to solely rely on pilchard fishing and as that declined, tourism became the main source of income for the village. More recently Port Isaac has been a popular spot for filming, including the acclaimed ITV television series, Doc Martin and the BBC television series Poldark.