Boscastle is the only safe harbour for 20 miles along this wild and rugged stretch of the North Cornish coast. The harbour is in a natural inlet at the end of the valley carved by River Valency. The original harbour walls were built in 1584 by Sir Richard Grenville and not much has changed since. There is further, shorter wall a little further up the inlet too.
Have to say I was a little disappointed there were no boats in the harbour to make my photo prettier!