Local Area

Rock is located on the Camel Estuary with its sailing club and access to the surrounding countryside and the famous Golf Course at St Enodoc Golf Club with its fantastic views over the estuary. 

Padstow is on the opposite side of the estuary and easily reached by the water ferry which runs throughout the year, and which is home to Rick Stein's infamous seafood restaurants, alternatively visit Prideux Place or the National Lobster Hatchery, arrange a Padstow Sea Life Safari from the quay.  There are a host of shops including, Sea Salt, Crew Clothing, The Padstow Mussell Company and Chough Bakery for excellent pasties.  

Wadebridge is about 15 minutes drive away where you can hire bikes for the Camel trail or visit the cinema if the weather turns against you.

Daymer Bay provides a fantastic sandy beach area for children with nearby rockpooling and, when the tide is out, you can walk right round back to Rock. Please note that no lifeguards patrol the beach.

Polzeath is located only about 2 miles away with its fantastic sandy beach with great surfing for young and old alike. Lifeguards patrol the beach during Easter Holidays and daily between  May and  September with some weekend patrols during April and October, please check RNLI website for exact details.  In Polzeath you will also find the famous Ann's Surf Cottage and a number of other local shops and restaurants, some with outstanding views out to sea.  You can arrange for surf lessons and hire wetsuits and boards.  The Cone Zone sells wonderful coffee and hot chocolate and there is a trampet for the children which runs during peak season. 

Port Isaac a picturesque fishing village more recently known as the location for the Doc Martin television series.

Cliff top walks along the South West Coast Path - Rock to Polzeath,  Pentire Point, The Rumps, Padstow to Stepper Point

Art and Culture there a number of local galleries as well as the Tate Gallery at St Ives. The St Endellion Music Festival is usually toward the end of July begining of August, please check their site for the exact dates.

However you decide to spend your holiday there are always a great selection of things to do or see.

We have included a "Contacts and Links" page on the site with a selection of links to places to visit, attractions, restaurants, activities and general but these are not exhaustive by any means. A selections are;


Surfing, Sailing, Water Skiing, Golf, Cycle the Camel Trail

Attractions/Places to Visit

Port Issac, Tintagel Castle, Arthur's Trail, St Enodoc Church, Camel Valley Vineyard, Bodmin Jail, Crealy Adventure Park, Newquay Zoo, Rocky Valley

House and Gardens

Eden Project, Lanhydrock House, Pencarrow House, Prideaux Place, The Lost Gardens of Heligan


St Enodoc Hotel Rock, The Mariners Rock, St Moritz Hotel at Trebetherick, Rik Steins at Padstow, The Cracking Crab Polzeath, The Dinning Room Rock, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Newquay