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Port Quin

Port Isaac North Cornwall
Port Quin is a small, narrow cove and natural harbour tucked away in between Port Isaac and Polzeath in North Cornwall. A secluded and peaceful hamlet, this is a beautiful spot to come and relax in. On calm days the waters here are perfect for swimming or kayaking to explore the beautiful and dramatic coastline from the sea.

Port Quin is located within Cornwall's designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and there is breathtaking scenery to explore. You can walk to Port Quin from the popular village of Port Isaac. To enjoy the spectacular views over Doyden Castle and the Rumps, a natural headland jutting out into the Atlantic on the East corner of Pentire head, there is a beautiful walk around Lundy Bay and Doyden Point.

Traditionally a popular spot for pilchard fishing, records show that the fish stocks steadily declined, and local fisherman started to move out of the area. Legend has it that a terrible tragedy hit the village and all the fishermen were lost at sea during a devastating storm during the 19th-century. The church at St Endellion was traditionally used as a navigation aid for ships but now helps to guide tourists towards this hidden gem.

There are very limited facilities in Port Quin, with just a small car park and a quirky classic Citroen van, which has been converted to a roadside cafe, selling delicious crab sandwiches, perfect to enjoy on the small rocky beach.

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