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Destination guide

Spend a luxury holiday in charming seaside Port Isaac

The charming fishing village of Port Isaac is perfect for a seaside retreat in luxury cottages in Cornwall. You can spend your time lounging on the soft sand and swimming at Daymer Bay or Polzeath Beach, or you might hike up Pentire Head to the observation deck to see sweeping views of the coastline. You could spend hours exploring the tiny fishing villages and shopping in local boutiques for unique gifts and hidden treasures. With luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall, you'll be in the centre of this vibrant destination and all its attractions.

 
Things to do

Sightseeing near Port Isaac holiday lettings

As castles go, Tintagel is surely one of the most enchanting in all of England. Tales of King Arthur and his mystical wizard swirl around its ruined keeps and gatehouses, the bashing waves of the Celtic Sea forever crashing onto the cliffs below. It's a real must-see, sitting just a 3-hour hike on the coastal paths to the north of Port Isaac. For rainy days, a trip down to the charming harbour of Padstow is a good choice. There's a bustling fish market there and the Padstow Museum – a journey of seafaring and Cornish heritage.

Activities

Things to do near Port Isaac holiday homes

Hearty seafood and Cornish pubs aside, there's another star draw in Port Isaac – the wild coast that runs to the north-east and south-west. Bracing walks over clifftop meadows in either direction can be about spotting splashing dolphins or whale sharks in the Celtic Sea. Or, you can zip up the wetsuit and hit the waves of Polzeath Beach – a mecca for surfer dudes. You can trample the South West Coast Path to see awesome rock formations like The Rumps and Pentire Head, all bashed by swells and sea spray. And then there's Padstow, a Cornish pasty-lover's dream come true.

Day trips

Day trips near Port Isaac holiday homes

Port Isaac is the perfect base camp for exploring the beauty of Cornwall. Holiday homes are available near places like the Eden Project, an iconic eco park with artificial biomes full of global plant life, and Land’s End Landmark Attraction, a Cornish landmark gallery with exhibitions, film shows, a farm park and an animal centre. You could also visit the Lost Gardens Heligan, a restored estate with Victorian gardens, national plant collections and wildlife, and the Minack Theatre, an open-air amphitheatre with high-profile shows and sweeping sea views.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Port Isaac holiday homes

Port Isaac holiday rentals are fit to suit any season. The cosy cottages and little Cornish boltholes can really help you crank up the festive cheer if you're looking for a break in winter months, like December. Spring is perfect for walkers, with the fresh airs of April and May seeing excellent conditions on the coastal paths. Then comes the summer – the most popular season of all. Between June and August, you can expect the mercury to rise regularly to around 20 degrees. The surf schools around Polzeath Beach open and there's loads of al fresco beer gardens to get stuck in to.

Natural features

Port Isaac – where the waves hit Cornwall

Port Isaac is surrounded by some of the wildest and most rugged sections of Cornish coastline there is. It's hardly a surprise that surfers have colonised nearby Polzeath, flocking in their 1000s to hit the big waves that roll in from the Atlantic all year round. Walkers love the reserves of the Trevose Head Heritage Coast and the Hartland Heritage Coast, which mean craggy peninsulas of grass-topped cliffs jutting into the sea. Glimpses of dolphins, seals and even sharks have been reported in those parts.

Beaches

Best beaches near Port Isaac holiday homes

The beaches of Port Isaac are one of its biggest draws. Holiday homes are available near places like Polzeath Beach, a popular coastal destination with scenic surrounds and a cafe, and Daymer Bay, a peaceful locale with a sheltered beach and rolling dunes to explore. You could also visit Trebarwith Beach, a serene beach with soft sand and calm waters for swimming and watersports.

How to get there

Transport to and around Port Isaac

Fly into Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), the closest airport, located 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Port Isaac?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,682 holiday lettings around Port Isaac. From 785 cottages to 602 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Isaac?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Port Isaac. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cliffside Gallery: 3,391 holiday lettings
  • Polzeath Beach: 3,155 holiday lettings
  • Fistral Beach: 3,798 holiday lettings
  • Widemouth Bay: 1,644 holiday lettings
  • North Cornwall Museum: 3,032 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Port Isaac listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Port Isaac?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 785 Cottages in Port Isaac. Our other popular types of Port Isaac holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 602 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 127 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 785 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Isaac?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 83 holiday homes with pool available in Port Isaac. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.