Bossiney Haven beach - circular walks

Bossiney Haven beach

The beach at Bossiney Haven, Cornwall

Bossiney Haven is a secluded cove, just north of Tintagel. There is no beach at Bossiney at high tide, but when the tide is fully out, there is a beach of golden sand which stretches around the other side of the headland (known as Benoath Cove) from the main inlet (Bossiney Haven). This makes it a lovely place to swim or paddle on a warm summer's day. There is also good snorkelling to the far left of the beach where a kelp-covered reef lies, and also to the far right when the tide is right out. The beach is not patrolled by lifeguards and combined with the steep steps down, it's not ideal for young children.

Walks visiting Bossiney Haven beach

  • 2.7 miles/4.4 km - Moderate

    Tintagel to Bossiney

    View over Tintagel Haven

    Tintagel to Bossiney

    2.7 miles/4.4 km - Moderate

    A circular walk via through Tintagel to Tintagel Castle and along the coastline via the headlands of Barras Nose and Willapark to the sandy beach at Bossiney Haven from Tintagel Haven where Merlin's Cave is uncovered at low tide.

  • 3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    Tintagel to Rocky Valley

    Coastline at Tintagel

    Tintagel to Rocky Valley

    3.8 miles/6.1 km - Moderate

    A circular walk via King Arthur's Great Halls and the Old Post Office and along the coastline from Tintagel Castle past towering headlands and island bird colonies to the golden, sandy cove at Bossiney Haven, returning via the labyrinthine carvings and ruins of mills in the woods of Rocky Valley.

  • 3.9 miles/6.2 km - Moderate

    Bossiney, St Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley

    Bossiney Haven

    Bossiney, St Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley

    3.9 miles/6.2 km - Moderate

    A short circular walk through the woods of St Nectan's Glen and canyons of Rocky Valley, past the ruined mills and labyrinthine carvings, and along the coast to the golden sandy cove at Bossiney Haven.

  • 5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    Boscastle to Tintagel (via bus)

    The Lady's Window

    Boscastle to Tintagel (via bus)

    5.5 miles/8.7 km - Moderate

    A one-way coastal walk, made circular via an initial bus journey, along the dramatic coastline of islands and arches from Boscastle to Tintagel, rated as one of the top five walks in Cornwall.

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