Tintagel is one of those attractions that inspire the adventurer in us all, and even after leaving it has visitors in the mood to find hidden coastal gems and traipse the long-forgotten coves we all love Cornwall for. The quiet little cove of Bossiney Beach is missed by the majority of the crowds and it becomes completely concealed at high tide, but that makes it all the more exciting.
It’s only a mile from Tintagel if you head in the direction of Boscastle and although tricky to reach this tiny sandy beach feels a world away from everything once you step onto the sand.
You’ll need to follow a footpath that takes you through nearby farmland and then make your way down some steep steps so make sure you’ve got sturdy shoes on for this one (chances are if you’ve visited Tintagel beforehand you’ll have left your flip flops at the holiday cottage anyway).
Once on the beach turn and see if you can spot Elephant Rock in the face of the cliffs, we’ll let you work out the rest...How’s this for an adventure worthy of an Famous Five book – there’s a large cave to explore at Bossiney Beach too. The entrance looms wide open at 60 feet high and if you venture in you’ll find two more caverns inside, but be warned, they’re very dark.
Dogs are welcome at this beach all year round and there’s a parking layby nearby.