A glistening jewel in the North Cornish coast's crown; the tiny fishing haven of Port Quin is home to picture-perfect stone cottages, a sheltered cove and the iconic land mark of Doyden Castle.
A glistening jewel in the North Cornish coast's crown; the tiny fishing haven of Port Quin is home to picture-perfect stone cottages, a sheltered cove and the iconic land mark of Doyden Castle
Nestled between Port Isaac and Polzeath is the enhanting, near-deserted cove of Port Quin. Shielded by high cliffs to either side, Port Quin's calm waters are a joy to bathe in through the summer months and little ones will delight in the plentiful rock pools and caves exposed with the falling tide.
Equally as magical in winter months, Port Quin witnesses many savage storms and from the safety of the headland you can watch the fantastic display of huge, foamy waves rolling in and crashing through the rocky inlet.
The natural harbour of Port Quin once had a thriving pilchard fishing industry as well as tin mining, but over the years both industries went into decline and the village eventually became deserted.
Lined with stone cottages immaculately kept by the National Trust, Port Quin has rollercoaster walks to both sides of the bay that reveal far-reaching views of undulating cliffs and the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Take a look around Port Quin with our photo guide.
For those who enjoy a long coastal ramble, Port Quin can be accessed from Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath or Port Isaac via the scenic South West Coastal Path. Alternatively, it is within easy reach of all our properties by car.