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A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village

There's more to Boscastle than a picturesque natural harbour and village.

The Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea-rooms.

Much of the land in and around Boscastle is owned by the Trust. Venture beyond the picture-postcard harbour and a cliff path takes you to the Willapark headland and an intriguing ex-folly, now used as a Coastwatch lookout.

Nearby walks around Forrabury Stitches offer a rare glimpse at a surviving farmed landscape showing ancient celtic strip fields. If you wander further afield, you'll discover the half-forgotten churches of Minster and St Juliots - once made famous by Thomas Hardy.

Coastal Festival 2015

Celebrate the North Cornwall coast this year with the Coastal Festival. 300 miles of coast in the South West to explore, over 200 events, £1million to raise (in order to care for the coast for just one year) and lots of ways to get involved.

Meet Trust staff who work around the coast, and enjoy a bird's eye view of some of the places we look after here.

Autumn walks

Download one of our walks here. Enjoy a gentle stroll around the harbour or explore a little further on foot to include the Valency Valley. Afterwards why not pop into our café in the harbour for a hot drink or light lunch?

The flood a decade on

16 August 2014, marked 10 years to the day when Boscastle experienced a torrential down pouring of rain. It lasted for about 5 hours and flooded the village and harbour.

Stay a bit longer

Wake up within a few steps of the picturesque harbour and nearby coast path. We have beautiful apartments and a cottage that sleeps five available as holiday lets.

So much to do

Whether you are looking for the ideal walk, something that gets the adrenalin flowing or fancy a spot of fishing; the area around Boscastle offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Cruel and Curious Sea

The art exhibition, The Cruel and Curious Sea, took place on 26 and 27 September 2014 at Stowe Barton near Bude. Some of the same artists are continuing to display their work as part of a rotating exhibit in Boscastle café.

Why not come along and enjoy some light refreshment, free wi-fi and the work of visiting, mostly local, artists?