Port Isaac is well known for having featured in several TV programmes and films, including ‘Saving Grace’, ‘Doc Martin’ and ‘The Shell Seekers’. Look out for the local celebrities – The Fisherman’s Friends – who perform sea shanties at The Platt on the harbour every Friday evening.
The narrow, winding streets are lined with white-washed cottages and traditional granite Cornish houses, many of which are listed as of architectural or historic importance. Up until the middle of the 19th century, Port Isaac was a busy port handling various imports and exports, including stone, coal, timber and pottery. Today Port Isaac is a lively fishing port and in the summer months you can take fishing trips from the harbour.
Both Port Isaac and nearby Port Gaverne are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the perfect places to take a leisurely cliff top stroll and view the impressive surroundings. For a more energetic pastime, the Camel trail is nearby – grab your helmets and cycle through beautiful countryside between Bodmin and Padstow.
Port Isaac has several good restaurants and pubs serving delicious local food and interesting shops linked by tiny alleys – the smallest being ‘Squeezy- Belly Alley’.
With its maritime climate and year round welcoming atmosphere, one thing is for sure - this friendly little harbour town will not fail to impress you.