Bossiney Cove Beach

Bossiney Cove Beach Picture 1

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See Boscastle Tide Times (Approximate)

  • Dogs are permitted on the beach All Year.

Just a mile along the road from Tintagel towards Boscastle there lies Bossiney Cove, a beautiful hidden gem.

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.  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 at this point but the floor becomes rock and very uneven.


  • Parking.
  • Toilets.
  • There is no lifeguard patrol.
  • Access to the beach can be difficult and the steep steps are NOT suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Information supplied by Visit Cornwall