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Port Isaac  



Port Isaac Beach is situated in one of the most picturesque villages in Cornwall, recognised by many as ‘Port Wenn’ in ITV’s ‘Doc Martin’ television series. It is a small, shingle and sandy beach nestling in the sheltered harbour.


The beach at Port Isaac stretches out to the twin piers, which form the harbour, at low tide revealing an expanse of sand. As this is also the harbour the beach is home to a small fishing fleet which is left stranded with the tide.

There is a small stream that runs across the beach and there are plenty of rockpools around the harbour at low tide to explore.


Port Gaverne, unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Port Gaverne Beach (0.4m)


Port Quin Beach (1.6m)


Lundy Bay (2.6m)


Epphaven Beach (3.5m)


Tregardock Beach (3.6m)


Polzeath Beach (4.0m)


Greenaways Beach (4.8m)


Trebarwith Strand Beach (4.8m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sand and shingle

Limited parking on the beach. Main car park is

approximately a 10 minute walk form the harbour.

Lifeguard Service Facilities
None Shops, Cafes and Toilets
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.

Toilets. Ramp to the beach

OS Grid Reference - SW 99638 80776

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 199638 : 080776

Postcode (nearest) PL29 3RB

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW996807

Latitude : Longitude : 50.592238 : -4.8321605



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