Port Isaac remains a stunningly picturesque, quintessentially Cornish fishing village with a 600 year fishing heritage. Recently made famous across the globe as the home of Doc Martin in the popular TV series,, 18th and 19th century cottages snake their way down to the harbour where there are a range of gift shops, a pottery, a fishmonger selling the local fisherrmens' daily catch, a bakery providing delicious cornish pasties and particularly good restaurants and cafes serving locally sourced produce and seafood. The Golden Lion, an 18th Century pub full of original character sits on the harbour with a rich seafaring history and a smuggling tunnel onto a causeway on the beach. Rock pools can be explored at low tide for crab fishing and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. There is a supermarket within 5 minutes' walk of the cottage, open daily until 10 pm and with a cash machine.
The South West Coastal Path passes through Port Isaac, with breathtaking cliff-top views for walkers. The nearby cove of Port Gaverne is 5 minutes' walk away, a great spot for swimming and home of the award winning 17th Century Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant. It is an ideal location for many of North Cornwall's coastal attractions including surfing at Polzeath (10 mins away) and Watergate Bay further down the coast, Rock for water sports, Padstow home of Rick Stein's restaurants and cookery school, Boscastle and Tintagel, mythical home of King Arthur. First class golf courses are a short drive away, including Trevose in Padstow, Bowood in Camelford and the famous St Enodoc in Rock.