Port Issac

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Port Isaac

Port Isaac, was a busy coastal port from the Middle Ages to the mid 19th. century when it was an active harbour where cargoes like stone, coal, timber and pottery were loaded and unloaded.

Fishing and fish-processing were also important and today there are still fishermen working from here although tourism plays an increasingly important role.
Most of the old centre of the village consists of 18th. and 19th. century cottages, many officially listed as of architectural or historic importance, along narrow alleys and 'opes' winding down steep hillsides.

Every day including summer Sundays Western National buses run between Bude and Newquay - via Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac, Trelights, Polzeath, Rock, Wadebridge, and Padstow - and connections further afield.

For coast path walks, there are several convenient points at which to alight. You can walk the coast path in short sections by driving to a car park, taking the bus and returning to your car on foot.

One of the best surfing beaches in North Cornwall is Polzeath 4 miles away. Dogs are not permitted on this beach from April to September, but the adjacent, wide beach of Daymer Bay (5 miles) has excellent, fine sand and is available to families and pets.

There are gardens to visit at Long Cross Victorian Gardens at Trelights, Pencarrow at Washaway near Wadebridge (12 miles), and National Trust Lanhydrock (15 miles).

In the season you can book fishing or scenic trips from Port Isaac harbour. Homer Park, advertised in this Guide, at the top of the hill behind Port Isaac, offers horse-riding.

There are good opportunities for cycling along the Camel Trail - Padstow - Wadebridge - Bodmin - and cycles can be hired.

Getting to Port Isaac

Total distance: 31.2miles
Travel time: Approximately 1hour 12mins

Useful links about Port Isaac

Useful information on Post Isaac: www.portisaac-online.co.uk/

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