Port Isaac harbour near Miss Fisher's
One of the oldest working harbours in Cornwall. Yes, they actually fish here so you can always find the very freshest seafood in the village's restaurants.
Port Isaac is set between to beautifully rugged ports, Port Gaverne and Port Quin.
A walk over Roscarrock Hill will take you to Port Quin. Being remote and idyllic means there are no shops, pubs or tea rooms. However, you can expect spectacular views as you walk past Lobber Point, the rocky cove at Pine Head and Varley Head. (OS Explorer 106). Return via the woods and across fields. 4.8 miles. There is a walkers guide here: Port Isaac to Port Quin.
If you're staying a little longer there are longer walks to explore that will take you a little further afield. Plenty to choose from on this list.
Wonder through the narrow, hilly cobbled streets set amongst 18th Century fishermen's homes (now listed as historic importance). Next to the Krab Pot cafe you will find Squeezy Belly Alley – it's name will become obvious.
One of the best ways to explore the village is to take a guided tour at 11am and 1pm daily (especially if you are a Doc Martin fan). You can book at Nicky B's pasty shop or John Brown +44 1208 881277 (www.portisaactours.com)
Famous for Doc Martin in recent years it has also featured in Saving Grace, Swept from the Sea and Cornish author Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers.