Picturesque small cove which joins up with neighbouring Benoath cove on low tides.
The beach is still relatively quite compared to much of the surrounding area as people tend to completely miss it as they go from Tintagel to Boscastle although it is overlooked by a hotel and small campsite.
Also known as:
Type of beach
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
OS grid ref.
SX 0666 8947
Bossiney Cove Reviews (7)
Simon DaviesJul 02nd 2020
Every year from 1968 to 1981 - through the secret passage at the back of the cave!!
World class beach
WayfarerAug 18th 2020
My first visit here today. Deeply impressed. Perfect sand, the rocky cliffs, the uneven path down adding to the charm, a waterfall, caves with interesting purple minerals, turquoise blue water. Simply stunning. A world class beach, and I’ve travelled a lot.
Moss GangJul 26th 2023
Magical cove that is so well Hidden we assume that ONLY Locals seem to know about it! but worth the Adventure getting down to it!
Worth the effort.
StewpotMay 22nd 2023
Day trip from Bude, no 95 service to Newquay, stops at Bossiney bus shelter. Having not been before went straight down past the erected metal fences. I did check with a local walker who assured me all was fine, and was not sure why the fences are still in place following a landfall a year or two back.
Anyway, went for a swim, beautiful clear water and sandy underfoot. Cloudless blue sky, blue/emerald glow to the water, beautiful. Then made my way to the other little beach at Benoath (tide was either side of low tide in the 3 hours I was there, best check before visiting as is not possible towards high tide). Plenty big rocks to put your stuff on, for me has a more open feel than its neighbour.
Time to go, and decided to ascend from Benoath Cove. First part involves scrambling over rocks with aid of a strong rope tied to the metalwork further up, then a steep path part way with a handrail, but mainly a narrow pathway quite close to the edge which then turns inland leading up to the coast path. If you have mobility issues or just not keen on heights might be best going back up from Bossiney end. All in all, a great day, will be back for sure!
LouiseJul 19th 2022
Very difficult to get to due to the steep path not for vertigo sufferers or the feint of heart! But worth it. The waterfall is stunning if you only get to this beach once in your lifetime do it you will not regret it! It’s also known as elephant cove you’ll know why when you get there!
Access to Cove is closed
SamSep 16th 2021
17th Sept the footpath access to the cove is closed
NicolaJul 13th 2021
The cove is currently closed due to rock fall.