The village lies within a conservation area amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the British Isles, and is one of the few remaining unspoilt harbour villages in Cornwall. Designated an area of outstanding beauty the National Trust own and care for the harbour and surrounding coastline.
Walk around the Elizabethan harbour but before leaving listen for the blow hole, which for an hour before and after low tide throws cascades of water high into the air. Walk back past shops to the end of the car park and Valency valley. The Valency River flows down to Boscastle harbour, through the wooded valley and remains wild and unspoilt. Cross the river and walk up to Minster Church which is all that remains of the monastery that used to be here.
For sun worshippers there are many beaches and coves to visit, Bossiney Cove, Trebarwith Bay and Widemouth bay with life guards to make sure everyone is safe.
Walkers are well provided for with the coastal paths to Tintagel or Crackington Haven with some amazing rock formations. Bodmin moor is well worth a visit to see the Iron Age stone circles or walk to the top of Roughtor. Most sports can be played locally, tennis in Camelford and Bude plus several nearby golf courses.
Few visitors can fail to be struck by the beauty of Boscastle and its dramatic coastline. The village offers visitors quiet and tranquillity with easy access to all parts of Cornwall returning at the end of the day to relax.