Welcome to The Slipway, Port Isaac

In the heart of the historic fishing village, overlooking Port Isaac harbour, stands The Slipway.

Dating back to 1527, The Slipway has been a smugglers hideaway and a ships chandlery. Shortly after World War II the building was converted into a seaside guest house and hotel. In 1969, due to its architectural and historic importance, the building was Grade II listed by the National Trust. The current owners purchased The Slipway in the summer of 2016 and they are planning to return this historic building to its former glory, keeping the cottage character and quirkiness. In current form it is operating as a Café and a Bed & Breakfast with seven en-suite double bedrooms.

The village of Port Isaac, where The Slipway is located, became a popular filming location, and since the 80’s has served as backdrop to various film and television productions. It is also home to the group Fisherman’s Friends, a group of local fishermen who are a world famous sea-shanty group.

The Slipway Café

Open from 9am (in season, 11am in off-season) – 9pm. The Café is a licensed café with its 60 seater marquee covered terrace and courtyard. Serving traditional cornish cream teas and a range of scones, cakes and homemade sandwiches. The Café also specialises in local seafoods such as crab, lobster and mussels (all sourced from minutes of Port Isaac harbour).

The café also stocks Cornish ciders, beers and soft drinks. Fish & Chips (the seaside dish) is served all day and is available eat-in or takeaway. Please click below for our café menu.

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Local Attractions

Situated on the historic wild west coast of Cornwall, Port Isaac is a great base to holiday and to explore Cornwall. Nothing is far away. Historic villages, rolling surf, the South west Coast Path, great golf courses and many stunning attractions are all within a short drive away. Enquire about our day-out packages with transport and a local guide.

Polzeath surf beach (Wavehunter Surf School)

Port Quin historic village

Tintagel Castle (King Arthur folklore)

The Eden Project

Tate St. Ives

Walks for beginners and advanced around Port Isaac

The Bed and Breakfast

With years of history, exposed beams and stonework, (and the odd ghost or 2) our 7 modern rooms are fitted with ensuite showers, central heating, and HD screen TVs. Each room has beverage making facilities, some a mini fridge to keep drinks and snacks cold.

Our breakfast menu can be found here.

We have 4 sea view double room (2 with balconies) with amazing panoramic views of Port Isaac harbour and beyond. 2 smaller rooms at the rear of the hotel (1 double, 1 twin) with village views. 1 loft suite, with king size bed is especially designed for honeymoon getaways or special occasions. All rooms have been recently fitted with anti-allergy, luxurious medium firm mattresses offering extremely comfortable night’s sleep.


Slipway, Harbour Front, Port Isaac, PL29 3RH . Telephone: 01208 880264

The Slipway