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Photographs From Around Cornwall: Port Isaac

Updated on December 11, 2017

ITV's Doc Martin is Filmed in Port Isaac

Anyone who watches ITV's long running series "Doc Martin" will instantly recognise these photos. Set in the North of Cornwall, Port Isaac is where the series about the surly practitioner is filmed. And it is easy to see why they chose to film there, it is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the whole of Cornwall. It has everything you could want, a beach, a harbour, a sweet shop and a great cafe and pub! What more could you possibly ask for?

Everywhere in Port Isaac is Beautiful

Even on arrival, the view from the car park is one of the prettiest I have ever seen, and the lovely landscapes continue throughout the whole village. And to pack so much beauty and life into such a small village (the statistics say it has a population of 721) is quite an achievement.

Like anywhere in Cornwall, it is steep and hilly, but with very few rocks to climb over it's easier than most places to get around in a wheelchair if you are strong enough or have someone strong enough to push you.

Doc Martin Village

Having never seen Doc Martin, I was unfamiliar with what would be the village on the show and so I was able to appreciate how beautiful it was in its own right, but if you are a fan of the show then I would definitely recommend visiting it as it is actually really interesting to see the shops and houses used as part of the set.

Fishermen's Friends (A Fishy on a Little Dishy)

Port Isaac isn't huge, but there is plenty to keep people entertained, you can go for a walk on the small, but stunning beach and look at the working boats. You can have a drink in the sea view pub garden or a cream tea in the old church cafe which is now a cafe, shop and even a recording studio for the world famous "Fishermen's Friends" who are a choir of trawlermen, former trawlermen, locals and lifeboat operators. They are well known for their famous "Youngs" fish adverts with the "fishy on a little dishy" and "what shall we do with the hungry sailor" adverts.

Visit Port Isaac

Port Isaac might not be a big place, but it packs in more beauty per square inch than pretty much anywhere I have ever been to! So I would definitely recommend that if you are in Cornwall or any of the surrounding areas that you visit the amazing and friendly village of Port Isaac.


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    • Claire-louise profile imageAUTHOR

      Claire Raymond 

      11 months ago from UK

      Thank you! Yes it is a very lovely and peaceful place.

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      11 months ago from Germany

      Seems like an ideal, simple village setting to relax and unwind for those of us who've been caught up too long in the bustle of city life. Thanks for sharing!

    • Claire-louise profile imageAUTHOR

      Claire Raymond 

      11 months ago from UK

      It really does, they even have a special plaque on his house!

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      Louise Powles 

      11 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I love Doc Martin! Yes, I've seen how beautiful the town is from watching the programme. I would imagine it gets busy with tourists now from Doc Martin.


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