Rock in North Cornwall

Rock and the Camel Estuary

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Booby's Bay
Coads Green
Crackington Haven
Constantine Bay
Daymer Bay
Five Lanes
Harlyn Bay
Lundy Bay
North Hill
Petherwin Gate
Port Isaac
Porthcothan Bay
Port Quin
South Petherwin
St Breward
St Endellion
St Issey
St Juliot
St Kew
St Kew Highway
St Mabyn
St Merryn/Shop
Stoke Climsland
St Teath
St Tudy
Trebarwith Strand
Warbstow Cross
Week St Mary
Widemouth Bay

Rock is a boating paradise well served by the Camel Estuary. The protection of the headland and Braey Hill make it a safe haven for all manner of small craft. Rock is situated just inside the Camel Estuary opposite Padstow and is alive with the to and fro-ing of all manner of sea going craft. Favoured by Royalty, the rich and famous and significantly heeled others, Rock offers quality dining and accommodation and excellent local amenities.

Aview to Rock from Porthilly.

Things to do here include Sea Angling, Sailing, Windsurfing or for landlubbers there is swimming, sunbathing or the exploration of the Camel Estuary. Rock is popular with sailors of all kinds of vessels from dinghies to yachts to cruisers. Wind surfers and land yachters and water skiers also find this spot appealing. If you are fortunate enough to find space in the Quarry Car park then the Sand dunes of the Camel Estuary offer walks across to Braey hill and beyond to St Enodoc Church (The last resting place of Sir John Betjemen "poet laureate") with superb views across to the Doom Bar and Stepper Point or further on to Daymer Bay. If you wish you can catch the foot ferry across to bustling Padstow, which is still a working port, but still very popular with tourists, and the camel trail begins and ends here depending on your point of view. A mile or so up the coast is the surf beach at Polzeath. Beyond that are largely unspoilt fishing villages such as Port IsaacPort Gaverne and Port Quin and some of the most rugged and breathtaking coastline in Cornwall.

The dunes are a favorite for beach dwellers has they afford excellent views whilst being a stones throw from the sea.       In the boatyard looking up the estuary

St Enodoc is a church situated a mile north of Rock . It was almost buried by the sand but apparently someone stubbed their toe on the tip of the spire and thus the church was rediscovered and subsequently uncovered.

St Minver parish contains St Minefreda's church and St Michaels at Porthilly

Aspects of Rock and the estuary

From the shore at Rock looking across to the Iron Bridge..Part of the Camel Trail.       Waters edge at Rock

 Self catering accommodation at Rock in north Cornwall is ideally suited to those
whom wish to enjoy the delights of the Camel Estuary. All types of water sports
are practised on the River Camel. Water skiing and Windsurfing prove very popular
in Summer and Winter. Boat Charter is available for those who do not own a craft
and moorings are in abundance for those who do. Rock has a mild climate all year
due to its location and self catered properties are in high demand. The stunning
views across the estuary to Padstow and Padstow Harbour, which is a working port,
and inland to the iron railway bridge that now forms part of the link between Padstow
and Wadebridge that is the Camel Trail,  are worth the premium. Watching the sun set
across the water creates some of the most spectacular skylines any where, and it is
easy to see why this locale is so highly prized has a holiday destination. If you
are fortunate enough to find self catering apartments or houses that overlook the
river, you can lose hours just watching the estuary wild life and Human activity.

Rock in Cornwall



St Enodoc Hotel   Rock   North Cornwall

For bookings please call 01208 863394 or visit our website St Enodoc Hotel

A classic seaside hotel re-invented. That's the ethos behind St. Enodoc Hotel in Rock with its emphasis on comfort, design and great food.
Positioned above the Camel estuary with sweeping views across the water, it is the perfect place to relax by the sea.
Leave the car and walk the few minutes to surrounding sandy beaches and the foot-ferry to Padstow.

Award - winning chef Nathan Outlaw is in charge of food.

There are two restaurants, the Nathan Outlaw Seafood and Grill and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, awarded 2 Michelin Stars in January 2011 and currently named as Best Seafood Restaurant in the UK, by Good Food Guide.


Please take care along our shore, and you will leave here wanting more.

 But if the warnings you ignore, then you may get more than you bargained for.

Stay Safe  Play Safe


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