Found in North Cornwall, opposite Padstow across the estuary of the River Camel, Rock is a wonderful holiday destination that attracts a myriad of visitors looking to enjoy sensational breaks in Cornwall. In recent years, Rock has become renowned as a destination for the highly affluent visitor with the likes of Prince Harry and Hugh Grant holidaying here, and, coupled with the stunning scenery, is often referred to as “Britain’s St Tropez” or “Kensington of Cornwall”.
Despite the name of the town, the beach at Rock is a beautiful, fine, white sand beach that stretches for a mile from the edge of the River Camel around to Daymer Bay. Undulating dunes line the back of the beach at Daymer Bay and the inviting crystal waters are a haven for anglers, windsurfers, and rowers although the sport that the town is most renowned for is rowing. Similarly, families and sun-seekers will also enjoy relaxing during summer days here.
For those looking to sample the best of local food and drink, Rock is home to one of the only two Michelin-starred restaurants in Cornwall, The Black Pig. As you would expect, here you are able to experience some of the finest dining that the county has to offer. Furthermore, Padstow is easily accessible via car, bus, or even foot ferry or water taxi across the river and here you can sample a range of Cornish culinary delight from traditional pasties to freshly caught seafood at Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant.
From your enviable position, you will be able to explore the best that North Cornwall has to offer during Rock holidays with many attractions, beaches, and other areas of interest easily accessible. For those looking to see more of the county, the corners of West Cornwall and South Cornwall are also reachable and certainly worth exploring. For this reason, Rock is suited to a wide variety of different holidays including family friendly holidays, couple’s holidays, and holidays with friends.
Browse our wide selection of accommodation in Rock and the surrounding areas including hotels, holiday parks, B&Bs, and cottages. Once you have found your ideal accommodation, you will relish being able to discover this fantastic location for yourself.