Boscastle looking over the Atlantic Ocean
Dusk at Boscastle Harbour
The Atlantic at sunset from Boscastle

Boscastle Guide

Introduction

Boscastle in Cornwall - Located in the beautiful setting of the Valency Valley

WHERE IS BOSCASTLE?

From M5 (south): leave the M5 at junction 31, then branch left and merge on to the A30. Stay on the A30 until you reach the A395 signposted Wadebridge, Camelford.  Leave the A30 at this junction and at the roundabout, take the 4th exit on to the A395 for 12 miles. On reaching the A39 Atlantic Highway, turn right and then next left for Boscastle.  After 3 miles turn right onto the B3266. Follow the signs to Boscastle where there is ample parking in the village.

By Train: You can travel to Cornwall via the Rail Network. There is no train station in Boscastle. There is no train station in Boscastle go to the  National Rail website to plan your journey from wherever you are in the UK.

By Air: Newquay Cornwall Airport is serviced by flights from around the UK. Flybe, Ryanair, BMI Baby, Lufthansa, AirSouthWest and Skybus all operate out of Cornwall's premier Airport from most regional Airports. There are plenty of Car Hire and Taxis available at the Airport.

BOSCASTLE – A BRIEF HISTORY

Many years ago Boscastle was a thriving, but small port, welcoming cargo vessels that brought coal from South Wales and took slate from local cornish quarries around the UK. The arrival of the railway saw a dramatic decline in the movement of goods by sea the UK, for Boscastle and Cornwall and it was mostly local fisherman who survived the economic change of the day. 

As the years went by, more visitors started to arrive in the county by the same railways that had forced the decline in the area's other industry's. Boscastle, with its beautiful countryside adjoining the stunning and rugged North Cornwall Coast, was ideally placed to welcome a new industry.

In 2004, Boscastle became a village known the world over. One August day, flash floods, two and a half inches of rainfall and two flooded rivers, combined to devastate the main street. Villagers and tourists were rescued from homes and shops as a ten foot wall of water pounded the village.

Today has seen a remarkable recovery by this small community, many shops and businesses are back up and running and the harbour village has continued to maintain it's beauty and attraction.

ATTRACTIONS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Golf: Bowood Golf and Country club.

Set in the heart of the beautiful Bowood Estate, Bowood Golf and Country Club offers the perfect blend: stunning location, superb service and affordable luxury. A championship golf course, Bowood is the region’s leading golf, corporate and social venue.

BOSCASTLE TOURIST INFORMATION

Doctors, Bottreaux Surgery, Boscastle, Cornwall PL35 0BG Tel: 01840 250209

Hospital,  East Cornwall Hospital, Bodmin.  Tel: 01208 251566 - minor injury unit  (not  24hrs)

Boscastle Harbour master. Chris Key Harbour Master 01840 250 200


 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015