Boscastle Harbour

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View over the medieval harbour in the North Cornwall village of Boscastle. This natural inlet sits at the end of the Valency Valley, carved by the small river that runs down from the nearby moors. The two formidable headlands guarding the harbour entry are Forrabury Head and Penally Point.

Boscastle is the only safe harbour for nearly 20 miles in each direction, a fact that brought prosperity to the town until the arrival of the railway. Now-a-days all this area is owned by the National Trust and the harbour is rather sleepy.

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