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Pentargon Waterfall | Hidden Waterfall in Cornwall, England

Updated: Mar 5

The Pentargon Waterfall is a hidden gem is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. Once you get to the waterfalls the scenery around them are amazing! However, we would recommend visiting after heavy rainfall otherwise they'll only be a trickle, and it is quite steep to get too.


Image of Pentargon Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @elizabethkba via Instagram.

It can be quite easy to miss Pentargon Waterfall, but it's a very scenic walk so if you don't mind the long hike then this could be the gem to visit for you. Also, if you're a fan of seals then you might be lucky to see in the bay below!

Really worth a visit! Lovely walk and once you get to the waterfall the scenery around you is stunning! We took our shoes off (the water was sooo cold) and had a picture right next to the water fall! – Google Review

It's a great 15-20 minute walk from Bocastle Farm Shop, offering visitors beautiful views along the way. Also, we recommend stopping at the farm shop for a nice piece of cake!


FAQs/Things to know before visiting Pentagon Waterfall


1) Where is Pentargon Waterfall located?

Pentargon Waterfall is located near the village of Boscastle in North Cornwall, England.


2) What makes Pentargon Waterfall a hidden gem?

Pentargon Waterfall is considered a hidden gem due to its remote location, rugged coastal scenery, and the stunning cascade of water as it tumbles down the cliffs into the rocky cove below, offering visitors a breathtaking and secluded experience.


3) How do I get to Pentargon Waterfall?

Visitors can access Pentargon Waterfall by foot from the village of Boscastle. There are footpaths leading from the village to the waterfall, which is part of the South West Coast Path. The walk to the waterfall offers stunning coastal views and is approximately 1.5 miles long.


4) Is there an entrance fee to visit Pentargon Waterfall?

There is no entrance fee to visit Pentargon Waterfall, as it is an open-access site for visitors to enjoy.


5) What can I expect to see at Pentargon Waterfall?

At Pentargon Waterfall, visitors can admire the dramatic beauty of the cascading water as it flows over the cliffs into the cove below. The surrounding coastal scenery offers opportunities for scenic walks, photography, and wildlife spotting.


6) Are guided tours available for Pentargon Waterfall?

While there may not be formal guided tours, visitors can explore Pentargon Waterfall on their own, following marked trails and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.


7) Is Pentargon Waterfall suitable for families and children?

Pentargon Waterfall can be suitable for families and children, but caution is advised, especially with younger children, as the terrain near the cliffs can be steep and uneven. Parents should supervise children closely during the visit.


8) Are dogs allowed at Pentargon Waterfall?

Yes, dogs are typically permitted at Pentargon Waterfall, but owners must keep them on a lead and clean up after them to preserve the cleanliness and safety of the area.


9) Are there facilities or amenities near Pentargon Waterfall?

The village of Boscastle may offer amenities such as parking, accommodations, restrooms, and dining options for visitors. It is advisable to come prepared with any necessary supplies.


10) What is the best time to visit Pentargon Waterfall?

Pentargon Waterfall can be visited all year-round, each season offering its own unique beauty. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive after heavy rainfall when the water flow is at its peak. Visitors may also enjoy the coastal scenery during the spring and summer months.


Image of Pentargon Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @mrw32 via Instagram.

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