Port Isaac is a small picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall and nestles in a sheltered valley. Its narrow, winding streets are lined with old white-washed cottages and traditional granite, slate-fronted Cornish houses.

Both Port Isaac is within what is both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Heritage Coast Area. Consequently, there are many lovely walks along the coast and inland.


From the Middle Ages until the middle of the 19th century, Port Isaac was a busy port handling various imports and exports, including coal, timber, pottery and Delabole slate. The name Port Isaac is derived from the Cornish Porth Izzick meaning 'corn port'.

Since the 1980s the village has served as backdrop to various television productions, including the ITV series Doc Martin, and is home to the group Fisherman's Friends, sea-shanty singers.