Port Wenn

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Port Isaac

Port Isaac has been welcoming visitors for more than 100 yrs, but unlike many other villages in Cornwall, it still retains its 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.

Port Isaac from the air with dramatic Cornish coastline leading up to Tintagel Head in the background

It has steep hills and 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 post office, a pub and a wide selection of local arts and crafts.

Visit the excellent pottery, which is open all year, and see the original artwork by Katie Childs at her Cliffside Gallery.

Port Isaac Harbour

Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour, when you can catch your own mackerel and even spot a basking shark or two.

Spend a balmy evening on the Platt listening to the weekly concert (in season) by the St. Breward Silver Band or the ever popular "Fisherman's 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!)

Port Gavern from the air

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.


Some of Cornwall's most stunning beaches are nearby.

Polzeath, famous for surfing.

Daymer Bay for windsurfing and family beach days.

Rock for sailing, water ski-ing or catching the ferry to Padstow

Trebarwith Strand for surfing and family days

There are many golf courses close by, St. Enodoc, Bowood, Roserrow, to name just a few.

The Eden Project, Britains 3rd most popular attraction is just 45 minutes away.

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