Self Catering in and around Boscastle

The Boscastle area has every form of self-catering available, from holiday parks to quirky glamping sites, all of which you can find elsewhere on this website. For quaint harbourside cottages this is the best place to look.

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The picturesque harbour of Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. The long narrow valley runs down to a twisting rocky entrance hiding the raging sea beyond. Just the place to spend a few days in a comfy cottage?


Boscastle is a place steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty. But it’s also a working harbour with the main village high on the hill above. Both the harbour area and the village offer a choice of self-catering places to stay, plus there are other properties available in the surrounding countryside, if you wish for a little more seclusion?

For more details on self-catering in and around Boscastle click on the link below.

  • No.. the nearest beach is Bossiney Cove, a beautiful hidden gem to the west of Boscastle.

    The cove has a small sandy beach which is completely covered by the tide at high water and access to the beach is via a footpath over farmland and then by steep steps, a route which is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. (PLEASE NOTE: We have had reports that access to the beach is closed, please check locally before heading that way. May 2023)

    From the beach see if you can spot Elephant Rock hidden in the cliff face.

    At the right hand side of the cove there is a great cave to explore that is about 60 feet high at the entrance but only 15–20 feet wide. It opens up into a large cavern with two more caverns which become very dark. The cave continues after this point but the floor becomes rock and very uneven.

    If goiang around into the cove to the east, please be aware of the tides and don't get cut off.

  • In August 2004 a flash flood caused extensive damage to the village. Since then millions of pounds has been spent on rebuilding the damaged buildings and flood protection work that should prevent the same thing ever happening again.

    The cause of the flooding was that over 60 millimetres of rainfall fell in two hours. That amount of rain would normally fall in a month. The ground around and behind Boscastle was already saturated due to the previous two weeks of above average rainfall and so had nowhere to go but down the two rivers that flow through the village.

  • Boscastle is best known as a tourist destination because of its quaintness and the epic location of the harbour beneath towering hills. It's popular with walkers, and those in search of the dark arts... and many may remember the flash floods that struck the village in August 2004 and caused extensive damage to the village.

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