Bossiney Haven beach nestles below high cliffs on the North Cornwall coast near Tintagel.
The small northeast facing beach is quite sandy but is fully covered at high tide. It is sheltered by the Willapark headland. The cove has a large cave on its eastern side whilst further east lies another sandy beach at Benoath Cove.
The general area is quite popular with coast path walkers due to its proximity to Rocky Valley, Tintagel and Boscastle.
Swimming is possible with care and is best on an incoming tide. Surfing is also available to the more experienced enthusiasts. At low water rock pools will entertain younger members of your group. They may also enjoy trying to spot the rock formation known as 'Elephant Rock'.
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round and there are toilet facilities at the top of the stairs. There is rescue equipment above the cove but no lifeguard coverage.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Interesting geology
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 111: Bude, Boscastle & Tintagel
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: