There’s new Car Parking at Port Isaac from today – Port Isaac’s new car park, with 140 spaces, to cater for the thousands of visiting Doc Martin fans, has opened. At a cost of £400k, with the Doc Martin production team donating £32k towards the cost, the new car park hasn’t been welcomed by all, who feel the small picturesque north Cornwall village is marred by a large car park.
The new Port Isaac car park is at Trewetha Lane, Port Isaac (the B3267 road) and will provide a visitor car park and outdoor market on a field next to Port Isaac Recreation ground. Car parking at Port Isaac will now be easier for locals as well as regular visitors and Doc Martin fans.
Cornwall Council car park services will, at no charge to the Parish Council, collect the cash from the ‘pay and display’ machines and bank it in the Parish Council’s account. It will restock the ticket machines. None of the car park proceeds will go to Cornwall Council. After VAT and operating expenses such as business rates are paid all of the net income will be used to repay the public works loan over the loan term of 10 years
When the loan is repaid and Cornwall Council is no longer liable, the Parish Council will be free to spend the net income as the community wishes.
The Cornwall Council loan guarantee ensures that no costs will fall on council tax precept payers.
Car Parking Prices at Port Isaac
There are 140 car parking spaces available, permitting cars, invalid carriages, motorcycles and trailers. There are no Blue Badge concessions, but there are disabled parking spaces. This is a Pay & Display car park that accepts coins. There are no height restrictions. The car park is open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
The 2016 car parking prices at Port Isaac for this new car park on the A3267 are:
3 Hours £3. Daytime £5. 24 Hours £10.
Daytime means you arrive after 7am and leave by midnight.
And now you’re parked, you might want to know about the 10 Best Restaurants in Port Isaac, to try out that famous Cornish local produce!