Port Isaac has been welcoming visitors for more than 100 yrs, but unlike many other villages in Cornwall, it still retains it traditional character and remains unspoilt.

It is a cluster of pretty white washed cottages huddled around a picturesque harbour, which is the heart of a thriving fishing community. It has narrow streets and the harbour is flanked by majestic cliffs, towering above the Atlantic. Port Isaac has numerous restaurants, specialising in local seafood, shops for all essentials, a pub and a wide selection of local arts and crafts.
Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour, where you can catch your own mackerel and even spot a dolphin or two! Or spend an evening listening to the “Fishermans’ Friends” shanty singers.

Around Port Issac

Port Isaac is ideally located for trips to nearby stunning beaches, water sport activities, idyllic Cornish villages and popular tourist attractions.
Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour, where you can catch your own mackerel and even spot a basking shark or two. Spend an evening on the Platt listening to the weekly concert (in season) by the St. Breward Silver Band or the ever popular “Fishermans Friends”, shanty singers. Whole days can be whiled away, crabbing in the rock pools left behind on Port Isaac beach at low tide, children love it, (adults too!)
The South West Coast Path, Britain’s longest national trail, some 630 miles, runs along the bottom of our garden, so leave the car behind and enjoy some of the best views. You may see dolphins, seals, basking sharks plus many other birds and beautiful plant life.
Less strenuous circular walks are very popular in the area.

Doc Martin

Port Isaac is also known as Port Wenn to fans of the popular TV series Doc Martin. The show stars Martin Clunes as a doctor who causes mayhem in a small Cornish community.

Walks from Port Isaac

Walking on Britain’s longest coastal footpath with magnificent sea views wildlife and pretty villages, you may see dolphins, seals, basking sharks as well as lots of other bird and plant life. With miles of rugged Cornish coast there’s plenty of walks to choose from.

Walks from the Beach House

Water Sports & Beach Activities

With a coastline stretching over 250 miles there is no shortage of beaches. The coves and sandy stretches of the North Coast offer great surfing, family days out, wind surfing, coasteering, rock pooling with easily accessible and serviced beaches.

Information on Cornwall’s most stunning beaches can be found here.


An award winning beach four miles from Port Isaac attracts a multitude of surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves. If you are looking to master surfing then Polzeath is home to wave hunters surf school.

Daymer Bay

A great stretch of beach with view across the Camel Estuary. Nicely tucked away with a big car park. Worth a climb up the grassy mound of Braey Hill. Daymer Bay welcomes dog all seasons. Good family beach with safe swimming and family beach days – six miles away.


The Camel Estuary is great for sailing, water ski-ing, windsurfing, rowing and fishing trips due to its sheltered nature. Rock hosts some great places to eat but would be with booking ahead in the peak season, include the Mariners, Blue tomato cafe and home to another Mitchelin-starred restaurant, the Black Pig . A regular foot ferry crosses too Padstow.

Port Gaverne

A two minute walk down the hill and you arrive at Port Gaverne. Perfect launching spot for boats for those wanting to sail or paddle board. At high tide the clear waters of Port Gaverne coves are perfect for diving and snorkelling. If you enjoy a bit of adventure Cornishrocktors offer guided coasteering sessions.

The Beach is maintained by the National Trust and perfect for families with plenty of rocks and crevices to explore and amenities nearby.

Canoes at Port Isaac

Visitor & Tourist Attractions

There are several National Trust houses and gardens in the area, Lanhydrock, Cotele, Trebar Garden, Trelissick and many more.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan one of our favourite things to do , are located near Mevagissey. A great day out from the Beach House. Considered to be amongst the most popular in the UK. The gardens are typical of the 19th century Gardenesque style with areas of different character and in different design styles.

Sculpture within woodland

Golf Courses

Cornwall is home to some spectacular courses, including the championship courses of Trevose and St Enodoc. With a good selection of golf courses within fifteen to thirty minutes drive from the Beach House it offers the perfect location for a golfing holiday.


Family Days Out


Hop over to the South coast for the day. Beautiful walks, a bit of shopping, river cruises and host to one of the UK’s best known sailing events, the Royal Regatta. Fowey Rivers and Cruisers.

Eden Project

A worlds class Eco visitor attraction. Biomes, exhibitions outdoor gardens inspiring, zip wires and adventure activities. The Eden project is a truly amazing experience offering a resources for education and knowledge . Workshops and activities for a mind-blowing family-friendly day out.