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Port Isaac (Cornish: Porthysek) is a picturesque coastal village in Cornwall. The village is particularly known as filming location for TV shows such as Doc Martin. Also the former British Prime Minister David Cameron owns a holiday home here. It is extremely overrun by tourists from July - September who don't understand what a picturesque coastal village is really like, such as the lack of mobility, lack of mobile phone signal (depending on network) and the fact that they have to drive for 20 minutes to reach a big supermarket. The local convenience store (Co-op Food) has to cope with a 400% increase in population, they cope surprisingly well.

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By car[edit]

Caution Note: Don't forget to bring change to pay for the car parks.

The main road into the village is the B3267, which connects directly to the B3314 between Camelford and Wadebridge.

By bus[edit]

The main bus into Port Isaac is the 96, operated by First Kernow.

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  • 1 Fern Cottage, 4 Roscarrock Hill, PL29 3RG. Doc Martin's residence and surgery in Doc Martin.




Port Isaac is known for its seafood. Celebrity chef Nathan Outlaw has set up several restaurants in the area.




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