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Bossiney Cove  



Bossiney Cove (Bossiney Haven) is a secluded picturesque cove, located just north of Tintagel. The Cove has an excellent beach at low tide and is generally a quiet get away. A small sheltered cove, with spectacular scenery sheltered by the surrounding cliffs. At high tides, there is no beach at Bossiney, but as the waters receded, they reveal a beach of golden sand which stretches from Bossiney Haven around the the headland to the neighbouring sands of Benoath Cove.


Access to the beach is via a steep mile path from the car park. The footpath leads from the parking area and toilets, down towards the Coastal Path, where you will find a set of steep steps that will take you down to the sands at Bossinney Haven. Follow the coastal path to the right and it leads along the cliff tops above Benoath Cove to the rocky headland above the entrance to Rocky Valley.


The car park is adjacent to the main Tintagel / Boscastle road. Immediately after the Caravan Park, there is a small "pull in" adjacent to a small communications tower. The triangular shaped parking area will accommodate approximately 8 cars. During the holiday season, additional parking is available in an adjoining field.


Bossiney is an ideal beach for swimming and snorkelling, with a reef along the western edge of the sands that provides a stunning marine environment. Bossiney cove is famous for the Cliff formation in the shape of an Elephant.


Benoath Cove, unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Benoath Beach (0.1m)


Tintagel Beach (1.1m)


Trebarwith Strand Beach (2.2m)


Tregardock Beach (3.4m)


The Strangles Beach (5.7m)


Port Gaverne Beach (6.7m)


Crackington Haven Beach (6.8m)


Port Isaac Beach (7.0m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities


Small car park located above Bossiney Cove

Lifeguard Service Facilities
None Toilets in car park located above Bossiney Cove
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.


OS Grid Reference - SX 06616 89320

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 206616 : 089320

Postcode (nearest) PL34 0BA

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SX066893

Latitude : Longitude : 50.671347 : -4.7381544



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