Visit Port Isaac and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Port Isaac, Cornwall, is the most Mediterranean of the Cornish north-coast villages, all its old part compressed into an exceedingly steep combe with white-washed walls bulging precariously, staircases up to front doors, alleys bridged by first stories, crooked slate and cement-grouted roofs. All converges on the harbour, which is the whole narrow inlet formed by cliffs on two sides, the beach on a third, with a man-made breakwater across the mouth. You do not immediately feel the place lives on tourists. A long, finely stoned warehouse by the harbour is the headquarters of the local shell fishermen.
About 2 miles West at the head of a tiny, curved, secret inlet is Portquin, a fishing hamlet till the occasion when in the last century many of its men were drowned. Now it Consists of about four old-grey-brown stone cottages, intelligently done up, and about the same number in ruins. It is beautiful, with no new building near it. On the headland West of it is a folly, a sort of dwarf castle built in about 1830, called Doyden Castle. The National Trust owns it and lets it for holidays.
Nearby towns: Bodmin, Camelford, Padstow, Wadebridge
Nearby villages: Blisland, Boscastle, Cardinham, Davidstow, Delabole, Egloshayle, Forrabury, Helland, Little Petherick, Michaelstow, Polzeath, St. Breward, St. Endellion, St. Ervan, St. Eval, St. Gennys, St. Issey, St. Kew, St. Mabyn, St. Mawgan, St. Merryn, St. Minver, St. Teath, St. Tudy, Temple, Tintagel, Withiel
Have you decided to visit Port Isaac or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Port Isaac bed and breakfast (a Port Isaac B&B or Port Isaac b and b)
- a Port Isaac guesthouse
- a Port Isaac hotel (or motel)
- a Port Isaac self-catering establishment, or
- other Port Isaac accommodation