Boscastle in the autumn

Important notice -

Boscastle harbour, coast and countryside are open. The National Trust shop and café are also open but the visitor centre remains closed. Please see the Eating and shopping section below for more information.

A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village


Eating and shopping

Boscastle second hand bookshop

Second hand bookshop

A second hand bookshop can be found close to the National Trust shop in the heart of the harbour. Feel free to browse but please observe social distancing guidelines.


Places to stay

Harbour View holiday cottage, Boscastle, Cornwall

Stay a little longer 

You can stay just a stone's throw from the harbour at cottages full of individual character or, if you prefer somewhere a little more off the beaten track, Elm Cottage might be the perfect place to stay.



visitors enjoying a walk by the Vallency river in Boscastle

The Hardy Connection 

The Valency Valley near Boscastle in Cornwall will forever be linked with Thomas Hardy and his first wife Emma, whom he met at St Juliot rectory in 1870.


Our work




Dizzard Wood

North Cornwall is well known for its spectacular coastline. Perhaps not so much for being home to some special woodlands. Dizzard Wood (near Crackington) is one such example and is home to many rare lichens. Find out more from Ancient Tree Advisor Brian Muelaner, who’s joined by Lead Ranger for the area, Jeff Cherrington.