Boscastle Harbour walk

Walking trail

A gentle walk around the scenic village of Boscastle. The walk allows you to take in the river, the ancient harbour, and the famous blow hole, as well as several of the local shops and sites of interest. There are maginificent sea and coastal views, and lots of interesting wildlife.

Boscastle Harbour is one of the few natural inlets in a tortuous stretch of coastline and led to its development as a port serving this remote part of Cornwall


Map route for Boscastle Harbour walk


Boscastle car park, grid ref SX101912


Start at the Boscastle car park and follow the footpath alongside the river until you reach the end of the car park nearest the village.


Turn left out of the car park onto the pavement and follow the path around past a cluster of shops on your left.


Cross over the road onto a private road belonging to us.


Follow this road along the course of the river and cross over the first bridge on your left.


Turn right after the bridge and follow the road to the harbour.

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Take the stone steps leading up to the coast path across some rocks, take care on rocks.


On top of the steps there is a good view of the harbour, blow hole (at low tide), the old Victorian pool and remains of shellfish tanks.

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Return down the steps the way you came and back past the bridge.

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Keep going alongside the river to the main road.


Cross over the main road and follow the pavement back to the car park.


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Boscastle car park, grid ref SX101912

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Boscastle Harbour walk


This is a very flat, easy walk that takes place mostly on the pavement. Rocks at the end of the harbour can be slippery when wet. There are roads to cross which can be very busy at certain times. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Boscastle Harbour walk

Contact us

Telephone: 01840 250010



Boscastle Harbour walk

How to get here

Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 OHE
By train

Bodmin station, 20 miles (32km)

By road

From the south on the A39  turn right onto the B3263 and follow it, passing through several villages until you reach Boscastle. From the north on the A39 turn left onto the B3266 and continue to Boscastle. The village is well sign posted.

By bus

There are a number of services from Camelford. For more information contact Western Greyhound on 01637 871871.

Boscastle Harbour walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome