Shopping in Boscastle

local products for sale in the shop at Boscastle

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Conveniently located, only a short walk from the main harbour car park (not National Trust), you’ll find shopping all year round (only closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

One of the biggest National Trust shops in Cornwall, Boscastle stocks a wide range of gifts and books. Visitors will find a large selection of maps, walking guides and other items you may find useful to help you explore the outdoors.

Part of the garden range in Boscastle
A range of garden items in the shop at Boscastle
Part of the garden range in Boscastle

Seasonal ranges include Easter and Christmas as well as Halloween, so there are often new products to browse.

The shop also stocks locally sourced jewellery and beach art including sea glass pictures. Cornish preserves, fudge and biscuits as well as ciders and beers are on sale too.

Visitors looking for children’s gifts will find everything from pocket money toys to games and books connecting children to nature, many based on the National Trust’s 50 things campaign. Den and bug kits as well as spotter guides are popular.

For any green fingered enthusiast, plants are for sale from our courtyard. They are sourced from nearby Lanhydrock nursery and grown in peat free compost.

Second hand bookshop

Just a stone's throw from the shop and visitor centre you'll find our second hand bookshop. All proceeds directly help to fund the Trust's work in the local area. Donations of books are gratefully received.

Visitor centre

The Boscastle visitor centre has information on the history of the local area including a video presentation of footage from the 2004 flood. There is also an assortment of literature about nearby places to visit.

You can also become a member of the National Trust here and instantly enjoy hundreds of days out. Your membership allows you free parking at National Trust car parks as well; ask one of our friendly members of staff for more information.

Visitor Information Centre in Boscastle
The visitor information centre in Boscastle
Visitor Information Centre in Boscastle