Boscastle shop and café

Browsing in Boscastle shop

Conveniently located, only a short walk from the main harbour car park (not National Trust) and just a few metres from the coast path, you'll find shopping and refreshment available. Why not treat yourself to one of our winter hot drink specials? Millionaire shortbread hot chocolate and lattes as well as gingerbread cappuccinos are now on sale.

The National Trust shop, café and second-hand bookshop is open from Thursday 3 December. Please check opening times for details. 

The visitor centre and toilets remain closed. The nearest public conveniences are located next to the main visitor car park.

The second-hand bookshop is open and we are gratefully accepting donations of books. Please observe social distancing and pay for books in the shop.

Only assistance dogs are allowed into the shop at this time. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the café over the winter as well as the courtyard seating area.

For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only.

In line with government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face covering in our shops, cafés and food outlets in England, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.

Every purchase made helps us to care for Boscastle for everyone, for ever. Thank you for your support.

Local products in the shop at Boscastle
local products for sale in the shop at Boscastle
Local products in the shop at Boscastle


Boscastle shop 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.

The shop also sells 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.

Plants are for sale from our courtyard between March and October; sourced locally and grown in peat free compost.

The safety of staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority, therefore we will be introducing social distancing measures including:

  • Where necessary, we will limit the flow of people coming into our shops to ensure they don’t get too busy.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for customers and colleagues to use.
  • Protective screens at till points.
  • Where possible, we will create separate entrances and exits, so that it’s easier to keep a safe distance from other customers.
  • Our staff and signs will reinforce these safety measures.


Our café is serving a range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, light snacks including pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches as well as Cornish ice cream. There is also a limited amount of indoor and outdoor seating available.

Winter hot drink specials include millionaire shortbread hot chocolate and lattes as well as gingerbread cappuccinos.

We’ve introduced safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, track and trace and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you and know that you will support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

We are now able to offer refills for reusable cups.

More information can be found here.