Once a busy coastal port where trading in coal, timber and pottery dominated from the Middle Ages up to the nineteenth century. The village is lined with traditional Cornish buildings, many of them grade II listed, constructed of granite with slate roofs connected by narrow streets.
Further around the coast to the East is Port Gaverne, a pretty cove with safe beaches and crystal clear water. To the West is Port Quinn. For the walkers amongst you the coastal path extends all around the south west coast, some 630 miles!
Port Isaac Heritage has a wealth of information on the history of the village.
For tours of the village, Port Isaac tours
The coastal path runs through the village, providing walkers with spectacular views of the Cornish coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Head over to www.southwestcoastpath.com for lots of information about the coastal path along with recommendations on routes and places to see.
For a family day out by bike, head over to the Camel trail. There are several bike hire places in Wadebridge if you haven’t brought your own. The trail is mostly level and traffic free, so is ideal for children.