On the rugged,
inhospitable Atlantic coast are many unspoilt, attractive fishing villages
with the twin villages of Port Isaac and Port Gaverne being, perhaps,
the most enchanting.
Port Isaac where the streets, including one aptly named Squeeze-ee-Belly
alley, weave down to the harbour hemmed in by fish cellars is an ideal
base for touring Rock, Polzeath and the Camel Estuary. Both villages,
while being in separate valleys, are surrounded by the stunning open countryside
Bodmin Moor and as such are perfectly placed for the serious walker. Situated
in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty they are also in an idyllic setting
for the artist or photographer.
Families and watersports enthusiasts are not forgotten here either as
Polzeath, just a few miles from Port Isaac, has one of the best surfing
beaches in Cornwall and the beach of Daymer Bay has the fine sand particularly
appreciated by children.
Port Isaac has a plethora of delightful shops, galleries and tea rooms
where you can while away a few hours, choosing that extra special gift
to take home. For something just a little bit different why not take back
some of the really fresh fish you saw landed on the quay
Use the map of Port Isaac below to zoom in or out to view directions or click the satellite button for an aerial view. For a larger version of this Port Isaac map Click Here.