Port Isaac Beach

Port Isaac Beach near Padstow, Cornwall

Port Isaac Beach is situated in one of the most picturesque villages in Cornwall. It is a small, north-facing, shingle beach nestling in the sheltered harbour of Port Isaac, recognised by many as ‘Port Wenn’ in ITV’s ‘Doc Martin’ television series.


Beach at Port Isaac, CornwallThe village, whose historic harbour dates back to the 14th Century, offers facilities and amenities including shops, traditional pubs, restaurants and galleries, in the unspoilt setting of a working Cornish fishing village. Port Isaac boasts narrow, winding streets and traditional, white-washed fishermen’s cottages in a hill-side location.

Self catering holiday accommodation is available in Port Isaac holiday cottages. A range of accommodation is available in the larger towns in the area, including holiday cottages in Padstow (15 miles from Port Isaac by road), Wadebridge (8 miles) and Bodmin (15 miles).

Car parking is recommended in the car park at the top of the hill approaching the village, from where Port Gaverne may also be reached on foot. Port Gaverne Beach is around a half a mile to the east of Port Isaac Beach. Further afield, Port Quin Beach lies around 2½ miles to the west. There is no lifeguard patrol on Port Isaac Beach. During peak seasons, fishing trips may be taken from the harbour.

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