Port Isaac Lifeboat is situated in a 700-year-old fishing village. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the port handled cargoes of coal, wood, stone and more which were hauled through the narrow streets of the village centre. The village has over 90 Grade 11 listed buildings with the village being designated as a conservation area.
Port Isaac has seen lifeboats launching off the north Cornish coast for over 100 years. Today the station operates an inshore D class lifeboat.
This station is classed as a Discover station. Our crews from Discover stations are equally welcoming to visitors but many of these stations were built before visitors were considered. These stations normally open their boathouse doors during the summer months.
The popular TV series “Doc Martin” is filmed here with Port Isaac becoming the fictional Port Wenn.
First established: opened 1869 – closed 1933 – re-opened 1967
All Weather LB: N/A
Inshore LB (1):
RNLB Spirit of the PCS RE II – D-Class Inshore Lifeboat (D-546)
Launches in 2008: 4
People Rescued in 2008: 2
Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 4hrs 42mins
Medals since 1824: 3 (3 Silver)