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Port Isaac Beach - Cornwall

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Beach / car park / harbour - take your pick Port Isaac has them all rolled into one idyllic little cove.

The sand and shingle beach here is flanked on either side by high headlands and backed by one of Cornwall's prettiest little fishing villages. The village practically spills onto the beach and there are plenty of facilities to cater for everyone's needs close at hands. That includes pubs, cafes and a handful of bucket and spade shops.

Being a harbour the water is pretty sheltered here making it ideal for a paddle. There is still a small working fishing fleet here so there's always something going on with fish being landed and sold at the little fish market.

Port Isaac is perhaps best known as the location for the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. It is easy to see why the village was chosen as a filming location with its jumble of whitewashed cottages and maze of narrow streets.

Type of beach

Sand and shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Activities

  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Wadebridge

Postcode

PL29 3RG

OS grid ref.

SW 9957 8084

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