An inspiration for artists, writers, and poets
for centuries, this is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt
parts of Cornwall.
A wildlife haven of purple, green, and gold valleys
sloping down to a stark wave-lashed coastline of rugged cliffs
and secluded coves that can be explored from the coastal footpath.
OLD CORNWALL AT ITS BEST
A 700-year old fishing village and outstanding
Enjoy a visit to Port Isaac, an accessible haven
- in both senses of the word and a rare find in the bustle and
stress of our modern world! Hidden in a fold among the steep cliffs
and a well-kept secret among its devotees, the village has been
welcoming tourists for years but has stubbornly refused to change
and still retains its old Cornish character.
The narrow lanes with whitewashed stone cottages
wind down to the harbour - the centre of the village and a peaceful
spot to while away the time and watch the world go by - but when
the fishing boats come in and the catch is landed, this is a hive
PORT GAVERNE & PORT QUIN
Port Gaverne, sister cove to Port Isaac, where
slate was shipped out, and all kinds of merchandise landed for
local use, is now a quiet hamlet with a quiet, sheltered beach
and green headlands.
A few miles to the west is Port Quin, steeped in
local legend - a storm once taking most of its menfolk so the
village was deserted. Today it is largely owned and preserved
by The National Trust. The cottages are let for holidays.
NOT FAR AWAY
Other nearby places to visit include the legendary
King Arthur's Castle at Tintagel, Boscastle with its picturesque
harbour, the lively fishing port of Padstow, and the wide open
expanses of Bodmin Moor.