The affluent village of Rock is not only known for its fine white sands and sparkling aquamarine waters, but also for attracting celebrities and royalty to its sandy shores. With a beautiful mile-long beach backed by undulating dunes, the area is perfect for family holidays by the sea, as well as for walkers and cyclists who will love the South West Coast Path. Also a foodie paradise, it truly has something for everyone.
Why visit Rock?
Apart from the beach and glorious coastal walking, it is the perfect place for foodies, as the village is home to two Michelin-starred restaurants as well as Sharp's Brewery. Just across the river is Padstow with its gorgeous cream teas and Cornish pasties, just pop on a ferry and spend a day enjoying this lovely fishing port.
Things to do in Rock:
The spectacular beach is excellent for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts, walkers can explore the South West Coast Path and golfers will love the St Enodoc Golf Club nearby. Rick Stein’s establishments in Padstow are a popular choice as is the Eden Project, just a 20-mile drive away.
Why stay in a Rock cottage?
Make the most of the beach by staying in one of our coastal cottages in Rock. Our traditional Cornwall cottages are the perfect base to discover the pretty coves along the rugged coast as well as a whole host of attractions in and around Rock. Have a look at our dog-friendly properties and luxury cottages too.
Three must-see things in Rock:
- Foodies will love all the eateries in the village, as well as Rick Stein’s establishment across the river in Padstow.
- Tee off at St Enodoc, one of the best golf courses in the country.
- Try your hand at a variety of water sports on the mile-long beach or pop over to Polzeath beach for surfing.