There is a visitors’ centre in the village where you can find out everything you need to know about Boscastle and the surrounding areas. You can visit the famous Witchcraft Museum. When the tide is in, you may be lucky enough to spot a seal in the harbour and the views out to sea from the cliff paths (which form part of the famous South West Coastal Path) high above the harbour, are breathtaking. There are many local walks, including along the Valency valley, which is very popular with dog walkers. The three local pubs - the Wellington and Cobweb in the heart of the village and the Napoleon at the top of the village - all welcome dogs (and of course, their owners!). They all serve good food. There are several other cafes in the village and the Riverside Restaurant is well worth a visit. Not forgetting Boscastle Farm Shop, just outside the village up the hill on the road to Crackington Haven, which sells amazing local produce and has an outstanding reputation for serving good food as well.
The historic village of Tintagel is only four miles away. The ruins of the legendary King Arthur’s castle, set high on the cliffs is well worth a visit and can now be accessed via the amazing new Tintagel bridge. Port Isaac is 13 miles away and is the next safe harbour along the rugged North Cornwall coast. Worth a visit to see where Doc Martin is filmed and Port Isaac is where the legendary Fishermens’ Friends are based.
There are several beaches within a short drive from Boscastle - Bossiney Haven, just up the road from Tintagel. Crackington Haven, Widemouth Bay and Summerleaze beach at Bude which are all good for surfing.