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.