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Campsites in Port Isaac, Cornwall

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144 bookable campsites within 40 miles of Port Isaac

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Campsites in Port Isaac for noseying at northern Cornwall

One of the best things about nabbing a space at one of these campsites in Port Isaac? This village on the Atlantic Coast is in the northern reaches of Cornwall, so it’s that little bit quicker to reach than some of the resorts further south (hello weekend beach break).

Close to serene stretches of sand and with tiny cottage-lined streets lined leading down to a handsome old harbour wall, it’s also a destination in its own right.

Dawdle down here to stay at campsites near Port Isaac, whether you prefer setting up a tent at a sea-view spot, parking up in a motorhome pitch or want a weekend away in a cute cabin or pod.

From lush lodge breaks to country campsites in Port Isaac: here are your holiday options

Because of the small streets and generally compact size of Port Isaac, campsites and glamping accommodation right in the village are scarce. Instead, places to stay are spread across the outskirts, so you can choose to park yourself within walking distance or a short drive away.

If you’ll be using your wheels to get about anyway, you might want to let yourself be guided by the accommodation type rather than the location. Those with motorhomes, campervans or touring caravans will want to filter for larger pitches on parks with easy access off main roads, while tent-toting car drivers have a bit more flexibility.

Consider rent a tent options and glamping accommodation too. If you’re feeling fancy, opt for the latter – some of the best Port Isaac campsites include secluded tipis next to lakes, huts within 15 minutes’ walk of scenic bays and lodges in wildflower meadows.

Folk who fancy giving that Cornish activity of surfing a go should look out for a campsite near Port Isaac with discounts on lessons. You can also pick a park with a wave-riding simulator or those that put on exercise classes to get your strength up ahead of taking on the swell.

Northern Cornwall highlights when camping in Port Isaac

Port Isaac has a pebble beach, so if you’re seeking sand saunter around the corner to Port Gaverne for days sunbathing and rockpooling in a sheltered cove.

For even more of a secluded spot to lay down your towel, amble across to the abandoned hamlet of Port Quin (an hour and 30-minute clifftop roam or 10-minute drive for the lazier among us). During the stroll from Port Isaac’s harbour, scale Roscarrock Hill for mind-bogglingly-good views across the Cornish coast and have a gander at the bijou Doyden Castle of popular TV show Poldark fame.

Bigger beaches more your thing? Polzeath (15 minutes’ drive) has plenty of sandy space, strong surfing waves and foodie options serving up crab sarnies and tasty tacos, while Daymer Bay (20 minutes) is a decent dog-friendly choice if you’re camping in Port Isaac with a pet.

To get out on the ocean rather than just stare at it, sort yourself out with a sea fishing trip from Port Isaac or take a scenic sail through the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast.

Classical music mavens might like to catch a concert at St Endellion’s parish church (10 minutes’ drive) during midsummer and Easter, while horticultural enthusiasts could linger around the maze, mini lake and dovecote in Longcross’ Victorian gardens (10 minutes).

Driving from your campsite near Port Isaac to the village? The car park at the top of the hill is the best place to ditch your vehicle (and might just have the most spectacular view of any car park you’ve ever seen).

Weighing up a stay in southern Cornwall instead? Take a look at the holiday parks and accommodation around Sennen.