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Parking in Port Isaac

Post by mobileone on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 16:48

Can anyone advise on parking Motorhomes in Port Isaac? I have an Autosleeper Clubman which seems to fit in most car parking spaces,just.Not looking for overnight parking,only afternoon and evening.
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by -mojo- on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 17:03

There may be someone here who knows the place well but, if not, Google suggests there are two main car parks:

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Generally with that sort of info I would normally drop down next to those locations in Google Earth streetview (or the equivalent in Google Maps) and take a look, because ~usually~ you can see what the car parks are like from the adjacent street - though not always...
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by rogerblack on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 17:05

The terraced car park on the headland, on the Port Gaverne side of Port Isaac (New Road?) had some motorhome spaces, although last time we were there (a couple of years ago) the tourist information trailer had blocked them!  Several of the other spaces have overhangs, we've never had a problem parking our Pollensa there.  You can then walk around the cliff path to the village.


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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by RobM48 on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 17:47

rogerblack wrote:(New Road?) 

Yup, New Road onto Trewetha Lane all part of the B3267. Just under a kilometre walk to the harbour. (.5 mile in old money)
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by groundhog on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 19:24

Terraced parking at top as Roger says is your best bet. Enjoy the trip down here hope it stops raining for you!
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Post by chrisk on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 21:40

Park outside doc martins place he won't mind
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Post by rogerblack on Tue 08 Aug 2017, 21:45

chrisk wrote:Park outside doc martins place he won't mind
He bloody would!
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by pstallwood on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 16:02

Last time I was in Port Isaac - many years ago- I parked on the beach. Was in a Land Rover and tide was out!

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Post by rogerblack on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 16:23

Many, many people used to get caught out by the incoming tide in the days when parking on the beach was the norm in Port Isaac.  There was always an appreciative gallery audience on the footpath above the harbour, watching the horror on people's faces as they came back to find their pride and joy gradually being submerged, having failed to pay proper attention to the tide times written in big letters on the blackboard by the entrance.  A local garage chap used to turn up in a very, very rusty old white Land Rover to tow them out, no doubt for a cash-in-hand fee.
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Parking in Port Isaac

Post by mobileone on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 17:04

It,s great to get so much useful & humorous response to my inquiry re parking in P I.It endorses the value & pleasure of visiting the Forum.The first time I visited P I it was in a 1934 Rover 10, I didn,t see Doc Martin
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by groundhog on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 18:39

If you happen to be in Port Isaac on August 18th or September 01st, Fisherman Friends will be performing sea shanties on the Platt. They are a great bunch of people and give a great performance, check them out on yout*be!
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Post by mobileone on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 19:24

Thanks Groundhog,seen them live at Yeovil and have the DVD.To see them in their own environment is part of the plan.Thanks for the info.do you know if it gets very busy?We are hoping to get to P I early afternoon, hence the request for parking information.
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by groundhog on Wed 09 Aug 2017, 20:02

Certainly in school holiday times it gets very busy, you should be fine with the Clubman, they were extending the car park last time we were there but arriving early afternoon I am sure you will find a space even if you have to wait for someone to move out!  wave
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by Bmwdumptruck on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 07:08

We're heading that way this weekend, stopping at Putts Corner near Ottery and are thinking of visiting on Saturday.  Wifes a bit concerned about the walk into PI(blue badge holder), but as we'll be on a bike would we be able to get down into the harbour?
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Re: Parking in Port Isaac

Post by mobileone on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 19:15

Hello bmw dumptruck,I would think bikes would be OK going down but a long steep climb out.There is a shuttle service which serves both car parks but not on a timed basis,you could probably walk down and the shuttle is much easier to pick up from the beach.Shuttle vehicle is easy to spot,sign written Port Isacc Shuttle Service,which you might be able to work out it,s abbreviated form.We were lucky because a bloke in the Cornish Arms Pub who offered us parking outside his house meant we were much nearer to the centre for the afternoon and evening which made it a lot easier.Both him and his neighbour moved their cars to accommodate our Clubman.Great bloke,without his help I don,t think parking would have been possible,car parks always full and not many spaces suitable for even a smaller type motorhome
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Post by Bmwdumptruck on Tue 29 Aug 2017, 21:40

We didn't make PI in the end, have to try another day, maybe next time we're down that way.  Wife decided she preferred going the other way to the Fleet Air Arm museum instead.
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Parking in Port Isaac

Post by mobileone on Wed 30 Aug 2017, 16:47

Hope you enjoyed your day,Port Isaac is worth a visit sometime.
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