Pictures of Rock
in the county of Cornwall
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Rock is known to have been visited by at least one Royal Prince. It is a favoured resort and the main centre for sailing and water skiing on the Camel. The fact that it has a little shop packed to the rafters with speciality cheeses, champagne and fine wines, immediately tells you that Rock has become the fashionable haunt of the rich and famous. And not just the "haunt" for hidden in the countryside surrounding this idyllic resort are the homes of millionaires.
The delightful bay is a great place for sailing, surfing, and water skiing It is fringed by dunes and stretches round to Daymer Bay at low tide. The beach is the departure point for the daytime foot ferry that has linked Rock with Padstow since the 14th century. A night time water taxi is in operation during the busy tourist season to bring tourists back from a night out.
There are wonderful, uninterrupted views in almost every direction, as well as beautiful evening sunsets with glistening, foaming waves. Perhaps it is at this time, in the quiet glow of evening with colourful sails rippling in the breeze, the Camel estuary looks at its most romantic.
For evenings out there is the noted Black Pig, one of only two Michelin starred restaurants in the whole of Cornwall, and there are pleasant country pubs, most serving excellent food and drink, including tempting fresh delicacies from the sea. There are also pleasant walks over low cliffs, and a golf course extending to Daymer Bay, a good place for sunbathing that is becoming increasingly popular with families. Fishing trips are available and boats can be hired. There are sailing and water-ski schools.
A short walk away beside St. Enodoc golf course is the basically Norman church of Saint Enodoc with its distinctive crooked 13th century steeple. This is the final resting place of poet laureate John Betjeman and of sailor's and fishermen who have lost their lives in the treacherous coastal waters at the entrance to the Camel estuary.
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