With the leaves on the trees turning and a chill in the wind, it’s the perfect time to wrap up and come and explore.
The sea with it’s ever changing moods, as seen from the Coast Guard Lookout on the cliffs above Boscastle Harbour, is a mesmerising distraction from the hustle and bustle of the world.
And once the chill of that wind starts to bite, amongst the refuge of all the village shops, cafes and pubs in Boscastle is the the welcome shelter and warmth of the harbour side NT Shop, Cafe and Visitor Centre…
Open all year (except for a couple of days over Christmas) you can come in and find out about the village and the local area in the Visitor Centre and watch a video of the 2004 flood.
The shop offers an wonderful selection of gifts and treasures, jams and ciders and lots of foodie things, things for the garden, books, games toys and cards, and fantastic blankets and clothing – great for treating yourself or for gifts.
And at the end of the building is the the ethically run cafe, offering a few moments to stop and look out at the harbour view with a coffee and a slice of cake. It also offers snacks and light lunches in the shape of freshly baked Cornish pasties, a daily different soup offered with some bread and home-made made to order sandwiches. Or indulge in a real Cornish cream tea, done the Cornish way with the strawberry jam applied first and topped with a spoonful of clotted cream! It also offers a range of gluten free options, as mentioned over at gluten free and gorgeous (which is a great blog with some mouth watering recipes and ideas like this!)
And to top this off, we also offer free wifi via vouchers (to keep you connected to the hustle and bustle of the world should you so choose!) from behind the cafe bar, plus we also allow well behaved dogs into the cafe area as well as the shop and visitor centre.
photos copyright Jon Gerrish