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.
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!
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. 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.