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Doc Martin Port Isaac (Portwenn) Walk Map

Updated Jan 05, 2017 by Way2go4 Walking Holidays

Doc Martin is filmed in Port Isaac Cornwall which is called Portwenn in the hit TV show, the location is a charismatic Cornish fishing village and this walking tour will take you to all the familiar places featured in the programme.

The walk directions give a step by step guide with photographs and a detailed map of Port Isaac that you can share to your favourite mobile app so you can follow the tour on your smartphone using the links below.

If you would like to walk more in Doc Martin Country we offer a self-guided break at Boscastle near Port Isaac and also guided walking holidays on the North Cornwall Coast where we can arrange a visit to Port Isaac as an independent excursion during your stay with us.

Walking Directions

Start at the PeaPod Shop in Port Isaac Start the walk at the Peapod Shop situated on New Road at the top of Port Isaac Village (PortWenn). Map Ref A.

Central Garage in Port Isaac Walk north along the road passing Central Garage (The Garage) on the right. Map Ref B.

Berts van with Large Restaurant written on the side Presently you will find the iconic painted van used in filming to promote the Large Restaurant along side the Bay Hotel (Wenn House). Map Ref C & D.

Bay Hotel known as Wenn House on TV Opposite the hotel enter the car park then descend 2 flights of stone steps to join the coast path turning left to follow the path towards the village, keeping right all the way. Map Ref E.

view across Port Isaac harbour You will come to a stone wall where you will catch the first views of the harbour mouth, continue along, looking across the harbour on the hillside you can see Doc Martin's house and below it Bert Large's restaurant. Map Ref M & N.

Small Slate Fronted Cottage You will eventually join Fore Street with Stowaway Tea Shop directly ahead, here turn right down the hill. A row of painted cottages on the seaward side may be familiar, particularly the last but one Sea Cove Cottage (Louisa's House). Map Ref F.

The Old School House Port Isaac Just down the hill is The Old School House (Portwenn School). Map Ref G.

Squeeze-ee Belly Alley Continue down the hill to the Golden Lion Inn and take the narrow walkway with a bollard in the centre. This is called Squeeze-ee Belly Alley and you will soon find out why as it passes under a house that constricts the passage. Map Ref H.

White Painted Double Fronted House Opening out you join Dolphin Street and just up the hill No. 26 (Aunt Ruth's House) a double fronted house faces out. Map Ref I.

Harbour Slipway or Platt Walk back down turning right into Middle Street which takes you to the Harbour slipway called The Platt. Map Ref J.

Looking up to Large's Restaurant If the tide is low you may explore the harbour and to the left get a good view of Bert's Restaurant and Doc Martin's house above. Map Ref M & N.

Old Stone Building housing fish merchant To the left of The Platt on Fore Street is a fish merchant selling locally caught seafood and is well worth a look in. Map Ref K.

Confections Shop Just on the bend to the left is a shop, Buttermilk Confections (Mrs Tishall's Chemist), this is the only interior used for filming so you can literally step into the TV show's set. Inside there are lots of pictures of the cast and the Owner, Mr Meakin, is a big fan and has lots of tales having been an extra in the show. He sells a map guide of the locations which is really useful and a nice keepsake from your visit. Map Ref L.

Stone Fronted Cottage used as Doc Martin's House Turn left out of the shop to proceed up Roscarrock Hill, past the pottery then 3rd on the left is a stone house, Fern Cottage (Doc Martin's House). Map Ref N.

You might like to extend your walk continuing up the hill along the coast path which offers some lovely views back across Port Isaac (Portwenn).

To return to the start point go back to the harbour and follow Fore Street up through the village all the way to the top.

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