If you’re thinking about visiting, or even staying in Port Isaac during your Cornish cottage holiday, you may find yourself wondering about parking. The attractive fishing village has long been a favourite for tourists and can get busy – especially during the summer months – so it’s a good idea to research where to park your car before you arrive.
Parking in Port IsaacThere are two main car parks in Port Isaac; The Main car park and the New Road car park.
Main Car Park – Trewetha
This Council-run car park is the most popular choice for those visiting Port Isaac. You’ll find it on your right when entering the town via the B3267. There are 139 spaces, including disabled bays, with an extra 40 in an overflow site. Prices span from £3 for 3 hours to £10 for 24 hours. You can buy tickets in advance here.
The Main car park is patrolled and open 24 hours, 7 days a week. There are no toilet facilities, but there is access to a nearby playing area, as well as a field where dogs can be walked. The main town is about a 10-minute walk down the main road.
New Road Car Park
New Road car park can be found further down the B3267 following the road towards Port Gaverne. It has approximately 100 spaces and is run by Cornwall council. There are two entrances, although the first section tends to fill up first, so the second is recommended. This car park also has public toilets (20p charge). Find up-to-date information on charges here.
New Road car park is often used by residents staying in the local holiday cottages, meaning it tends to be full from early in the morning.
Long stay car parks
Both the above car parks have long-stay facilities, although New Road is the popular choice for those staying in the village. At time of writing (November 2019) a weekly ticket cost £36.09 and must be purchased through the ‘pay by phone’ system.
Parking on the beach is by permit only. Due to the narrow, busy streets, it is not recommended to drive down towards the beach unless absolutely necessary.
Both of these car parks are great places to start your explorations of Port Isaac. This charming seaside town is full of galleries, eateries and restaurants, narrow streets and pretty cottages, making it a lovely place to spend a day or use as a base for exploring Cornwall. There are also some excellent walking routes nearby, thanks to the Cornish coast path, and plenty of large family-friendly beaches in easy reach.
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