Boscastle revisited (Day 9) Tintagel to Boscastle via Trevalga

View Day 9 Tintagel to Boscastle in a larger mapThe first time I hiked from Tintagel to Boscastle was in 2002. This short hike is memorable and can easily be made into a circuit by catching the southbound Western Greyhound 594 bus from outside the Cobweb Inn in Boscastle which will ride you back to Tintagel in about 10 minutes.
From Tintagel, head West down Castle street, and at the footpath veer left and up to the old castle with overlooks Tintagel Head, Backtrack down the slope and take the switchback down, ending up on the beach were you can visit the cave.
Back up and to the left follow the clifftop (sea on the left) and continue past the Camelot Hotel and Barras Nose, whence a short hike will take you on to Bossiney beach. A short switchback takes you to the beach with a great little waterfall can first be seen halfway down. On the beach if the tide is out explore the caves and if the tide is a long way out consider walking along the beach a ¼ mile to Bossiney Haven where a small path returns you to the coastal path. Otherwise, return the way you came and continue on the clifftop.
Explore the short path down the stream at Trevalga and then continue along the cliff top to the coast guard station. From there it’s a short hike down into Boscastle Harbour. Repairs from the 2004 flood are now complete and the Youth hostel, which still looks the same from the front, has been extended backwards and tastefully modernized.
Distance Hiked today 6 miles.