Port Isaac HOLIDAYS

Two steep hillsides shelter the narrow streets down to Port Isaac’s pretty harbour in the centre of the village. Port Isaac was one a bustling coastal port and much of the village dates back to the 18th Century, so there is an abundance of history to explore here. Short distances to some of the best beaches in Cornwall ensure that Port Isaac holidays have plenty to keep you entertained in the small village, on the beaches nearby and at the local attractions.

The port itself contains a small beach that is protected by the high cliff-sides and the harbour wall. Port Isaac is really something to behold with its picturesque setting where you can spend a day on the sand or take a boat trip around the bay. You might even like to go film set spotting and look out for locations seen on TV. Port Isaac is the setting for Doc Martin, a popular UK television series, but was renamed “Port Wenn”. Other series such as Poldark and Saving Grace have also been filmed in Port Issac.

Port Isaac holidays are perfect for water sports enthusiasts too. It is just 4 miles from the popular surfing beach of Polzeath. Bring your own wetsuit and board or hire some equipment from one of the local surf shops. Either way you’re guaranteed lots of fun and will probably be hooked for years to come. If you want to continue your active break, you may consider a trip to a local leisure centre or golf course.

If you fancy a holiday in Port Isaac at a slightly slower pace, why not take a walk along the stunning cliff tops to visit some of the other local bays and beaches. A holiday in Port Isaac gives you the chance to find peace and tranquillity in a wonderful setting.

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  • Daymer Bay
    Popular with families, this sandy beach has rock pools at the northern e... Visit website Popular with families, this sandy beach has rock pools at the northern end. Daymer Bay joins with Rock at low tide to form a large expanse of sand. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Rock
  • Stein's Fish and Chips
    Stein’s Fish and Chips in Padstow and Rick Steins Fish in Falmouth offer... Visit website Stein’s Fish and Chips in Padstow and Rick Steins Fish in Falmouth offer a menu of cod and haddock together with a large range of local fish like hake, monkfish, John Dory and bass in batter and deep fried in beef dripping to make it really crisp. They serve homemade chips, mushy peas, curry sauce and a mayonnaise-based tartare sauce along with some nice wines and good beer. Children of all ages welcome. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Padstow
  • Wyldes Café
    Wyldes Café is in the coastal village of Tintagel, offers dishes that ar... Visit website Wyldes Café is in the coastal village of Tintagel, offers dishes that are simple but imaginatively put together, allowing the flavour and quality of Cornish produce and other fresh ingredients to speak for themselves. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, the varied menu offers vegetarian, dairy and wheat free options as well as locally sourced meat. Open April to the End of October from 9.00am-5.00pm. Please telephone for opening times in November to the end of March. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Tintagel
  • Tintagel to Boscastle coastal walk
    Taking in some of the most superb coastal scenery available anywhere thr... Visit website Taking in some of the most superb coastal scenery available anywhere throughout the South West, the 9 mile stretch between Tintagel and Boscastle has some beautiful woodlands, a secluded valley and finishes with the stunning Boscastle harbour where you can finally relax in one of the tea rooms or cafés that will be happy to serve you a coffee with your feet up. Type: Days out     Town: Tintagel
  • Port Isaac
    A small enclosed shingle beach backed by the village of Port Isaac, whic... Visit website A small enclosed shingle beach backed by the village of Port Isaac, which has provided the location for films and TV series including Doc Martin and the Poldark series. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Camelford
  • Rock Beach
    A long sandy beach bordering the Camel Estuary and backed by dunes in pa... Visit website A long sandy beach bordering the Camel Estuary and backed by dunes in parts. There is a passenger ferry between Rock and Padstow. Type: Beaches     Town: Rock
  • Trebarwith Strand
    Gull Rock stands about 600 yards offshore from the secluded rock and san... Visit website Gull Rock stands about 600 yards offshore from the secluded rock and sand beach of Trebarwith Strand, which is completely covered at high tide. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Tintagel
  • Rick Stein's Café
    Rick Stein’s Café is the sort you’d find on every street in London or Sy... Visit website Rick Stein’s Café is the sort you’d find on every street in London or Sydney. You can drop in for breakfast or a cake with a morning cappuccino, enjoy a light lunch or three-course dinner as the relaxed informal style of the café is designed for everyday eating. Serving the sort of meals that people would like to drop into for several times a week. Children of all ages welcome. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Padstow
  • Port Quin
    Porth Quinn was once a popular fishing village and is nestled in a smal... Visit website Porth Quinn was once a popular fishing village and is nestled in a small secluded small cove between Port Isaac and Polzeath. There is a spectacular harbour on the narrow inlet that forms the beach of Porth Quinn. Type: Beaches     Town: North Cornwall
  • Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club
    Whether you’ve come for a round of golf or for a meal, you’ll feel welco... Visit website Whether you’ve come for a round of golf or for a meal, you’ll feel welcome at the Bowood Park Hotel and Golf Club. The course offers gorgeous rural and countryside views with holes passing by the village church and edges by bluebell woods. The restaurant serves home cooked food all day and the cosy lounge bar area is well stocked. Type: Days out     Town: Lanteglos
  • Glasshouse
    Glasshouse is a relaxed dining experience situated in the centre of Wade... Visit website Glasshouse is a relaxed dining experience situated in the centre of Wadebridge. The restaurant offers home-cooked food including tea and cake, a lunchtime menu, early evening you are invited to try a selection of tapas in one of the comfortable seating areas. The evening menu includes Italian cuisine and tempting traditional English dishes including fresh local seafood. Alfresco dining on the attractive patio is also available. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Wadebridge
  • Rojano's
    Rojano’s is an Italian influenced restaurant and their chefs are trained... Visit website Rojano’s is an Italian influenced restaurant and their chefs are trained to cook using traditional Italian techniques. Fresh produce comes from their allotment just steps from the back door, fish is landed daily from sustainably sourced Cornish day boats and they've sourced authentic Italian wines, pizza flour and pasta. The restaurant also has a covered and heated terrace so guests can dine outside at all times of the year. Well behaved dogs are also welcome. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Padstow
  • Padstow Beach
    A 20 minute walk along the coastal path from the town of Padstow, St Geo... Visit website A 20 minute walk along the coastal path from the town of Padstow, St George's Cove and beyond offers a fine stretch of sand. Type: Beaches     Town: Padstow
  • The Seafood Restaurant
    Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinn... Visit website Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner. A seafood bar is situated right in the middle of the restaurant where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines, sushi and sashimi. No reservations are required for the bar and you can order anything from the à la carte menu. Children 3 years old and above are welcome at The Seafood Restaurant. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Padstow
  • St. Enodoc Golf Club
    Regularly ranked as one of the top 50 courses in the UK, St. Enodoc Golf... Visit website Regularly ranked as one of the top 50 courses in the UK, St. Enodoc Golf Club has some of the most stunning views in the whole of West Country golf. The scenery encompassing the Camel Estuary as you look out from the 15th tee is bound to live long in the memory and with such a welcoming and friendly club house you can't go wrong in coming here. Type: Days out     Town: St Enodoc
  • Prideaux Place
    Prideaux Place is a beautiful Elizabethan Manor House which overlooks th... Visit website Prideaux Place is a beautiful Elizabethan Manor House which overlooks the picturesque fishing village of Padstow. From the house you can look out across to the park with its herd of fallow deer on it, the park is thought to be the oldest in the country. Type: Days out     Town: Padstow
  • The Point at Polzeath Golf Course
    Like many courses in Cornwall, The Point at Polzeath has some of the mos... Visit website Like many courses in Cornwall, The Point at Polzeath has some of the most beautiful views you could wish for whilst playing the wonderful game. It's especially apparent how beautiful it is when you stand at the tee on the driving range. Opened in 1997 the course may be relatively new in comparison to some but it offers a great round for anyone in the area. Type: Days out     Town: The Point at Polzeath
  • Port Gaverne
    Port Gaverne is a narrow shingle and sand beach, sheltered by cliffs on ... Visit website Port Gaverne is a narrow shingle and sand beach, sheltered by cliffs on either side. Park at Port Isaac and walk across. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Camelford
  • Constantine Bay
    A spacious sandy beach with plenty of rock pools, Constantine offers a b... Visit website A spacious sandy beach with plenty of rock pools, Constantine offers a beautiful bay, popular with surfers. Type: Beaches     Town: Constantine Bay
  • Polzeath Beach
    This Blue Flag beach is popular with families and surfers. Plenty of par... Visit website This Blue Flag beach is popular with families and surfers. Plenty of parking and good facilities makes it an ideal spot for a fun day at the beach. Type: Beaches     Town: Polzeath