Well known Boscastle
is a great favourite with photographers. Surprisingly the main part of
the town is up on the hill. A walk down the hill will take you to the waterside
cafes and pubs, continuing onto the pier, the distinguishing feature of
Boscastle. The best views over the sea and craggy rocks are from the end
of the pier. Boscastle harbour entrance is little more than a cleft
in the slate cliffs. The tiny pier dates from the early 16th century
and the entrance is so tortuous that rowing boats (called hobblers) had
to be used to haul boats into the harbour. The heather covered sides
of the valley snake inland to the pretty cottages. At the bottom
of the hill is the huge car park. Also a few old Inns and cafes
with plenty of oputside seating-dog friendly-welcome pets.
Proceed along the valley walkway until you reach the pier and harbour
mouth. On your way drop into the Witchcraft Museum (worth a visit).
Explore the gift and curiosity shops ,Boscsatle Pottery and craft workshops.
Enjoy the stunning sea and coastal views and walk with your dog to the
end of the pier. Most people remember
the Boscastle flood of 2004, a huge avalanche of water descended
on the village, amazingly from the usually tiny stream, an event that has
attracted even more visitors and the village is now completely restored.
During the flood 84 wrecked cars were swept into the harbour and 32 out
to sea. To illustrate the impact of the flood Over 100 people were
rescued from their homes by 7 helicopters. Water reached to the top of