Peaceful and off-the-beaten-track, our Port Gaverne cottages are perfect for a relaxing Cornish holiday. With the beach just on your doorstep, Green Door Cottages and Tregudda Apartments provide four-star comfort in beautiful surroundings.
Port Gaverne is a tranquil little former fishing cove half a mile from Port Isaac. It’s a great base to explore this gorgeous stretch of coastline, especially along the coast path. However, with such clear waters to swim in, and the welcoming Port Gaverne Hotel on your doorstep, you may not want to venture far from your Port Gaverne cottage!
Whether you’re looking for a family beach holiday, a romantic rural retreat, an activity break or want to discover the county’s culture, heritage, fabulous food and drink, there’s something for everyone in North Cornwall.
Take a look at our webcam to see a LIVE VIEW of Port Gaverne.
Port Gaverne might appear a tiny and sleepy hamlet, but it had a big past. Primarily as a working port for the people of Port Isaac, the four U shaped fish cellars were built for Pilchard processing in the early 1800’s. Subsequently the world famous Delabole slate was transported to Port Gaverne to be loaded onto vessels moored in the harbour area. It would take thirty wagons, pulled by over a hundred horses to load a sixty ton ship – it’s hard to imagine this when you’re standing on the beach today!
o Port Gaverne Cove with its sheltered sand and pebble beach – ideal for swimming and exploring rock pools. National Trust owned and run. Bring your wetsuit and wellies. We provide the fishing nets.
o Go kayaking, coasteering or wild swimming with Cornish Rock Tors.
o Within less than a minute, you’re on the South West Coast Path – miles of spectacular National Trust owned coastline, famous for its wildlife and scenic beauty. https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/148/
o Across the lane from the cottages, and just down the hill from Tregudda, is the Port Gaverne Hotel, an early 17th Century Inn, specialising in local produce, particularly sea-food.
o The Big Swim, an annual beach to beach race, starts from Port Gaverne beach -come along to watch or join the challenge!
o The Annual Bonfire Night celebrations take place on Port Gaverne beach – it’s a wonderful setting and not to be missed.
Port Isaac is a charming and vibrant fishing village. It is still very much a working harbour with catches landed and sold each day. It’s also home of the TV series Doc Martin and celeb chef Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen. It’s a quintessential Cornish village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour and there’s plenty to do and see.