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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.

The flood 10 years on

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

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?

50 things to do

Start ticking off your 50 things at Boscastle.  Explore footpaths using a map and compass or look out for sea birds. Create some wild art in the Valency Valley or play pooh sticks. Our staff  can give you some pointers.

New for 2014

Boscastle cafe displaying work by local artists

This year's art exhibition, The Cruel and Curious Sea, took place on September 26 and 27 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?

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.

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