Port Isaac is a picturesque fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall.
Once a busy coastal port, Port Isaac was built on the trade of stone, coal, timber and pottery. While this use of the port has fallen away, fishing and and fish processing are still as important today as they were in the past, with fishing boats working local waters from the harbour on a daily basis.
Much of the old centre of the village consists of 18th and 19th century cottages, which gives the historic feel of the village which so many people love to visit. The long narrow alleys which wind down the steep hillsides are dotted with a broad range of shops selling souvenirs, gifts, and clothing and art galleries.
Since the 1980s, the village has served as a backdrop to various TV productions, and most recently the ITV series Doc Martin, which follows the trials and tribulations of a GP whose tactless manner causes mayhem.
To date, four seasons of the ITV series Doc Martin have been filmed here although Port Isaac is represent by small community which goes by the fictional name of "Portwenn." The village hall has also been decorated by the team of DIY SOS, and the film Saving Grace, was filmed in and around the village.
The village is also home to the group Fisherman's Friends, sea shanty singers who perform every Friday evening in the summer months from around 8pm on The Platt, right in front of The Harbour. The group signed an album deal in March 2010 with Universal. The singers are made up of ten local residents and have performed all over the UK including the Royal Albert Hall and are set to perform on The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.