Walk - Port Isaac & Porteath
5.4 miles (8.6 km)
Cliff Top Car Park, Port Isaac - PL29 3AB Port Quin Cross, Porteath
Moderate - The Coast Path rises and falls dramatically along this part of the coastline, and there is a lot of steep ascent and descent, much of which is up and down winding flights of steps.
Walk to Porteath and catch the bus back.
An invigorating walk around some rocky headlands, with secluded coves along the way, and spectacular views across Port Quin Bay to the Mouls. Also featuring a nineteenth century crenellated folly, an abandoned village and the remains of a once-thriving antimony mine at Gilson's Cove. An inspiring route in the springtime, when puffins, gannets and kittiwakes nest noisily on the cliffs, the flowers on the gorse are fresh and bright, and birds call from the blossom-clad bushes.
The setting for the TV series "Doc Martin", Port Isaac is a popular tourist destination, and finding a place to park may be difficult during the main holiday periods.