Fisherman's Friends and Port Isaac

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Fisherman's Friends and Port Isaac

Well-known in Cornwall for their amazing performances and beautiful shanties, the Fisherman’s Friends band are going global this year with their brand new movie.

Sea shanties have long been at the heart of Cornwall, especially in the local village pubs! We’re so pleased to see Port Isaac and Cornwall in the spotlight alongside this amazing band who have raised thousands for charity over the years.

Port Isaac is the amazing backdrop to the new Fishermans Friends film.

The Fisherman’s Friends film

Set to be the feel-good film of the year, Fisherman’s Friends tells the story of a group of fishermen who come together in Port Isaac to sing traditional Cornish sea shanties and raise money for charity. 

The film charts their journey to signing a record deal and releasing their debut album in 2010 which landed in the UK top ten. This heart-warming and hilarious story shows off Cornwall’s beautiful landscapes, including the home of the Fisherman’s Friends: Port Isaac.

Port Isaac and our properties

Port Isaac is a beautiful and popular place to visit on the north Cornwall coast. It is most notably known as the home of the Fisherman’s Friends (of course), the television show Doc Martin and the popular chef, Nathan Outlaw. Whether you’re familiar with the town and its pretty harbour or have yet to stop by for a visit, we have several cottages in and around the village that are perfect for your next Cornwall holiday.

The pretty village of Port Isaac is a gem on the north Cornwall coast.

A summer’s day is the best time to visit for the views, the weather and the ice cream but if you visit in the winter, you’ll be welcomed with stunning sunsets, cosy pub lunches and crisp coastal walks. Here’s just a taste of where you can stay in Port Isaac:


Anchorage: A beautiful home for up to 12 overlooking the sea.Anchorage benefits from beautiful views of the sea at Port Isaac.

Rumps Ahead: Very popular for two and close to the South West coast path.Truly secluded in the middle of fields and a far-reaching view of the Cornish clifftops.

Silver Spray: Breath-taking views with a terrace for 14.Watch the sun set over the horizon from the terrace at Silver Spray.


Where can you watch sea shanty performances?

If the Fisherman’s Friends have inspired you to explore other folk and sea shanty performers, we have plenty in Cornwall! From weekends in the pub at Cadgwith to the more organised Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth, there’s something for everyone. The Sea Shanty Festival is a weekend filled with songs, beer and a cuddle with Betty Stoggs, if you’re lucky. There are groups from all over the world who perform traditional sea shanties and some more modern ditties. It has a brilliant atmosphere and is a great way to spend a summer weekend.

Start your search with our Cornwall cottages collection.

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