Postcards from Port Gaverne, Port Isaac
I’m sure you’ve all heard of Port Isaac, but have you heard of Port Gaverne? Only moments away from the very popular and utterly adorable village made famous by some sea shanty folk, this cove is incredible. The beach is shingly but on a calm day, that water couldn’t be any clearer and the calmness makes for a brilliant swim or SUP spot.
Theres a few car parking spaces right by the beach here, and I really do mean only a few. It’s much simpler to park in Port Isaac and take the walk down. If you park in the main car park, you can do the circular walk which I did however if you opt for the smaller car park on the coastal path, you just drop down the hill and here you are. The circular I mentioned will allow you to head towards the village of Port Isaac, drop down into it to enjoy the beautiful narrow streets and idyllic cottages. Follow the coastal path out of the village on the Eastern side and you’ll arrive at the aforementioned car park. From Port Gaverne, you can then head inland and over the fields, following the public footpath, which brings you back to the main car park.
The cove here is only small but it does have a beautiful hotel, aptly named the Port Gaverne Hotel and their stunning restaurant Pilchards. There’s also a water sports centre here where you can head out on SUP or partake in coasteering, should you want to!