Stunning scenery is to be found on the South West coast of England with Boscastle in Cornwall a particularly beautiful town. It is a popular place for holidaymakers as well as TV and film makers due to the glorious views and is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay suiting all budgets including self catering accommodation, farm houses and cottages as well as caravan and campsites.
Boscastle is conveniently located for some of Cornwall’s best beaches including those at Crackington Haven, Bossiney Haven and Polzeath. Watersports are very popular in Cornwall including sailing and windsurfing and the world famous surfing hot spot of Newquay is only three quarters of an hour away. With so much wonderful scenery to take in, Boscastle and the surrounding areas offer several hiking trails including the seven mile coast path walk to Crackington Haven.
The views provided in this fishing village inspire many visitors to try their hand at painting and photography by the quay. Naturally fishing is very popular here with chartered trips offered to visitors here and can offer sightings during the breeding season of puffins, razorbills and guillemots.
Boscastle and its neighbouring towns have many eateries for self catering holidaymakers to enjoy such as restaurants, cafes, tea rooms, pubs and bistros. There are many smaller shops located in the town selling gifts, crafts, fashion, sports goods, food and many other things as well as various galleries. Bigger supermarkets are to be found in towns such as Bude, Launceston, Wadebridge and Bodmin and Truro, the only city in Cornwall, is about a one hour drive away.
There are a number of places to visit in the town and probably a good place to start is the Visitor Centre on the northern side of the harbour. The area is packed with history and visitors can go to museums, churches and other old buildings such as the Museum of Witchcraft, the Old Mill and he Old Forge. Neighbouring Tintagel is another interesting place to visit and is where King Arthur was said to have been born. Tintagel Castle was built in the 13th century and is arguably Cornwall’s most iconic site.
The warmest time of the year to visit Cornwall is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 to 20 degrees centigrade. Between April and July are usually the driest months while December and January is the wettest time of the year with 110 to 120mm average rainfall per month.
Newquay Airport can be reached via the A39 and is about 45 minutes drive from Boscastle, with operators such as Flybe taking passengers to UK cities such as London Gatwick and Edinburgh and Air Southwest flying to Bristol, London City, Dublin, Leeds and Newcastle amongst others. The nearest train station to Boscastle is Bodmin Parkway, which is approximately 17 miles away and has daily services to and from London Paddington. Regular bus services run from the train stations at Bodmin Parkway and Exeter St. David's.