Things to do
In and around Boscastle
Boscastle offers a number of attractions including the Visitors Centre which provides some amazing footage of the Boscastle floods in 2004, the Museum of Witchcraft housing the worlds largest collection of artefacts and regalia and the Boscastle Pottery which is the only dedicated 'mocha-ware' pottery with regular demonstrations. Just a few steps along the coastal path from Penally cottage is Boscastle's natural Blowhole where at low tide this sea cave can be seen and heard spraying water across the harbour mouth.
Beaches and Surfing
North Cornwall offers some of the finest surfing and bathing beaches in the country and there are several nearby such as Widemouth Bay which offers a long strech of Sandy beach, Crackington Haven with numerous rock pools to explore and Trebarwith Strand and Polzeath both of which are very popular with the surfers. All have life guards during the summer with surf hire and car parks nearby.
Walking and Cycling
Boscastle is the perfect place to explore the spectacular North Cornwall coast. There are also numerous inland walks. From the spectacular scenary of Rocky Valley and Trevalga to the Seal colony at Buckator, or inland along the Valency Valley and through the woods to Minster church, there are walks for everyone to enjoy. For those who enjoy cycling then the Camel trail provides a perfect route to explore with many cycle hire shops nearby.
Places to visit
Visit the legendary Tintagel castle steeped in the myths of King Arthur or the beautiful,historic fishing village of Port Isaac now home to the 'Doc Martin' TV series. The ancient and sacred site of St Nectans Glen offers a 60ft Waterfall and a hermitage in an area of outstanding beauty. Slightly further afield take the passenger ferry from Rock to Padstow to explore the shops and many restaurants, enjoy a steam train ride on the Bodmin and Wenford railway or pehaps visit one of several Country Houses such as Lanhydrock House and Gardens.
Dining and Entertainment
Boscastle offers a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. In the harbour area as well as numerous cafes, there is the Cobweb Inn which offers good pub food and live music every Saturday, the Wellington hotel which boasts a gourment restaurant and offers local folk music on Wednesdays and the Riverside hotel which offers a range of excellent food and a garden to relax in, listening to the sounds of the river running by whilst enjoying a Cornish Cream Tea. At the top of the village is the traditional 16th Century Napoloen Inn which serves good food and is home to the 'Boscastle Buoys' who sing there most Tuesday evenings and the pub hosts live bands most Friday evenings.
Passenger ferry from Rock to Padstow
Waterfall at St Nectan's Glen
Cycling along the Camel trail