Port Isaac

Cornwall

Port Isaac
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A very picturesque, working Cornish fishing village with white washed cottages and steep narrow streets leading down to an ancient sheltered harbour. The beach is protected by an ancient breakwater, which was once a smugglers haunt.This is also the home of the TV series Doc Martin.

Activities

Boating, fishing and bathing are all popular here.

Wildlife and Walks

Interesting cliff top walks to neighbouring bays using the South West Coast path.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Weather

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.


Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Port Isaac

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops

Parking

 

Limited parking. There are two car parks at the top of the village. A short walk down the hill will take you to the harbour.

Dog restrictions

 

No current information.

Beach cleaning

No current information.

Lifeguards

None.