Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic Ocean, almost completely surrounded by the sea, a magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles.
There are lots of things Cornwall is loved for; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbours; the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports; and who can forget famous Cornish pasties and luscious cream teas? But there are also lots of things about Cornwall that may surprise you. For instance, the wilderness of captivating Bodmin Moor with its panorama of big skies, fascinating prehistoric remains, great walking trails and more than its fair share of local legends.
Port Isaac has been an attractive fishing village since the early fourteenth century. Its narrow, winding streets are lined with old white washed cottages and traditional granite slate fronted Cornish houses, many of which are listed as of architectural or historic importance.
From the Middle Ages until the middle of the 19th century, Port Isaac was a busy port handling various import and exports.
The name Port Isaac is derived from the Cornish Porth izzick meaning the corn port.
Over recent years, Port Isaac has become a popular location for both films and television series.
It is best known as fictional Port Wenn from the series Doc Martin.