Nowhere does sunsets better than Boscastle - a photo blog!

If you love a great sea view sunset then you definitely need to visit Boscastle. In this article we'll inspire you to visit; we'll tell you where in Boscastle to go to capture that perfect sunset shot; and we'll share a few of our own photos with you.

For many of Polrunny Farm's guests, watching the sun set over Boscastle harbour is one of the highlights of their holiday.

It's easy to see why. 

I have spent many a happy evening doing exactly the same thing. 

In this post, I'll tell you the best places to go to get the best views. 

Spot number one has to be this bench. To get to it, you have to walk down the left-hand side of the harbour and either take the little track on your left up the hill, following it onto the coast path, or scramble up the rocks past the fishing boats and join the same coast path that way. Walk along the path, past the harbour walls to your right, and follow the path for a couple of minutes as it bends around to the left, revealing the harbour entrance. 

There is no better spot to watch the sun setting behind Meachard Rock, with the Queens Head looking down from the harbour entrance.

This photo was taken slightly further around the path. I also scrambled up the hill above the path in this one so that I could get the heather into the shot. 

As you can see from the random shoe in the photo, I'm no award-winning photographer!

Throughout the summer months, the coast path is a kaleidoscope of colour. 

This ever-changing foreground means that no two evening views are the same. 

These are the rocks just past the first harbour wall. There are steps up to them but especially when the rocks are wet it can be a bit of a scramble. If you're here in May or October you'll see the sun set right in line with the harbour entrance.

This is a popular spot to watch the evening light change. Why not buy your fish and chips from Sharon's Plaice and settle on these rocks to watch the nightly show.

The view from the other side of the harbour is equally lovely. Walk up the path that heads off behind the Good Stuff cafe on the right of the river and you'll be rewarded with this beautiful scene.

This photo was taken a little bit further along that same path as it wends its way up the hillside.

Carry on another hundred yards or so, heading for the radio mast on the rocks to the right of the harbour entrance, and the view will open up even more. This photo was taken in July as the heather was just turning pink. 

You often see images like this one (obviously technically better versions) in magazines and websites that promote Cornwall as one of the world's top tourist destinations. 

I could share far more beautiful Boscastle sunsets. I have loads.

I hope that this little snapshot of images has inspired you to come to Boscastle and start your own collection of Boscastle sunset memories.

If you do pay us a visit, we'd love to see your photos. Feel free to share them on our Polrunny Farm Facebook page.

Polrunny Farm holiday cottages are set in the hills above Boscastle. If you would like to know more about the farm and its traditional Cornish cottages; if you would like to check availability and rates; or if you would like to book online with us, then click the below button.

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