Port Isaac

Lifestyle | September 28, 2017

PICTURESQUE CORNISH FISHING VILLAGES

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There are tons of reasons why Cornwall is so popular and known by people all over the world. The coastal landscape is dramatic and breathtakingly beautiful and there are many stately homes and gardens to visit. Last but not least, it’s the picturesque fishing villages with their unique charm that makes it so special. picturesque cornish fishing villages

 
 

Before this trip the last time we came to North Cornwall is about 8 years ago. Back then we rented a cottage in Boscastle and went on a day trip to Port Isaac.

 
 

Port Isaac is everything you imagine a fishing village in Cornwall to be: Narrow alleys wind their way down to the harbour, you find loads of small and pretty shops and if you go up the coastal way, you’ll be rewarded with the most breathtaking view towards white cottages and the Atlantic Ocean.

 
 

Well, it’s no surprise that Port Isaac plays the fictional village of Portwenn in the much loved Doc Martin TV series. During our whole stay in Cornwall, we always had strong winds and I didn’t know what to do with my hair anymore. Oh my. I brought some hats but let’s be honest – if there are gales, a hat isn’t the solution after all. So I bought this beanie at a local shop for only 10 £, handmade by a lady and I think a wonderful memory as well. Once we were at the harbour, there was hardly any wind at all and it was actually quite warm. Quite the opposite to Boscastle, another beautiful fishing village in the North of Cornwall. It was so windy there that we got nearly blown away. Oh, and there’s also Padstow, very different to the 2 other villages, extremely lively and often used as a filming location as well. You will find Prideaux Place up on the hill of the village, a beautiful mansion that is open to visitors. We went everywhere and not only did we take photos but I also did some filming. picturesque cornish fishing villages
 
 
I will publish a weekly vlog on YouTube and if we’re going away for longer, I will film more and publish an extra vlog. This is what I did in Cornwall and I’m currently working on the first part of Cornwall that will go live tomorrow. If you don’t want to miss it, subscribe to my channel. picturesque cornish fishing villages
 

My outfit:

Barbour Jacket (find the black version here), Barbour Sweater, Boden Jeans, Joules Wellies (I do like these ones from Hunter too), Chloé Marcie Bag
 
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Barbour Jacket (find the black version here), Barbour Sweater, Boden Jeans, Joules Wellies (I do like these ones from Hunter too), Chloé Marcie Bag

Comments

Rozanne

Ahhh Port Isaac is my favourite place in Cornwall, particularly the harbour in the late afternoon or when the tide is out and there are so many rock pools to explore! Boscastle I also adore, a unique ambience. Have you ever been to the Museum of Witchcraft there? Great post, will look out for the vlog!

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thelifbissue43

Port Isaac is just the prettiest, I so agree Rozanne. And I really love Boscastle as well. No, we haven’t been to the Museum of Witchcraft. Can you recommend it? Would love to hear more about it.x

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Rozanne

Yes, I would recommend the museum, I took my son there on a rainy day, out of curiosity, and it is certainly unique!! It adds another dimension to the story of life in Boscastle and there are some fascinating (and a few rather squeamish!) exhibits x

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much for that Rozanne, will definitely put this onto my list now, sounds quite fascinating. Hope you’re having a great week.x

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Trona. Cornwall is so so pretty, I would love to have a cottage by the sea.x

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Kate

I love Cornwall, I love it even more in the winter. I think it’s such a beautiful place all year round, but there is something magical about it when it’s cold and windy! You look fab, loving the wellies! x

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thelifbissue43

Oh Kate, you’re really giving me an idea. I think I would absolutely LOVE Cornwall in winter and now you’re saying it, it’s up on my list. Thanks so much.x

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Ruth Mortimer

Enjoyable post Kirsten. It must have been fun wandering around Doc Martin territory. I love your hat! A lovely memento for you. Ruth xx

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thelifbissue43

I so agree, I loved shopping the beanie in that little local shop, it makes it so special to me. Oh Port Isaac is just beautiful Ruth.x

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