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About Rock

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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Padstow harbour

Padstow (187 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(1.4 miles, 2.3 km, direction W of Rock)

Padstow has become a phenomenon of the latter half of the 20th-century when Chef, Rick Stein, together with his endearing little dog, Chalky first burst upon our T.V. screens following the opening of his famous "Seafood Restaurant" which has since become a Mecca for fish and seafood lovers from all over the country and Europe...

Bay at New Polzeath in early evening. Walk left on Beach for just yards to Polzeath.

New Polzeath (1 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(2.2 miles, 3.5 km, direction N of Rock)

New Polzeath overlooks the extensive sands at Hayles Bay, where westerly winds provide perfect conditions for surfers. Just north of New Polzeath you can find steps leading to a beautiful beach...

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Port Isaac (114 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction NE of Rock)

Port Isaac offers visitors many rich experiences from strolls around its ancient streets and narrow alleys criss-crossing the hillside, to simply standing on the top of a cliff watching the foaming waves of the changing tide...

A look from above the cliff on Porthcotan Bay during high tide, December 2005, Cornwall.

Porthcothan (14 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction SW of Rock)

Wildlife, wild plants, flowers, and winding lanes are typical of this part of Cornwall where Porthcothan beach is backed by an area of low dunes...

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St Eval (26 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction SW of Rock)


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Prideaux Place (3 Pictures)

(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction W)

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The Shire Hall (2 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 16.0 km, direction SE)

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(10.2 miles, 16.4 km, direction SE)

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Tintagel Old Post Office (11 Pictures)

(10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction NE)

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Merlin's Cave (8 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction NE)

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Tintagel Castle (83 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction NE)

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