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Rock beach, Cornwall

Rock is a small coastal village directly opposite the town of Padstow in North Cornwall.

Rock offers a wide sandy beach that looks out across the Doom Bar in the Camel Estuary to Padstow and is the eastern terminus of the 'Black Tor' Padstow to Rock ferry. The southwest coast path runs north to Trebetherick and Polzeath and the fine sandy beach at Daymer Bay is well worth a visit.

Sir John Betjeman is buried nearby at St. Enodoc Church, known locally as 'Sinkin Neddy'.

Safety equipment is located above Rock Beach. Swimming close to the beach is generally quite safe especially if performed on a rising high tide but swimming out in the channel at low water and especially at Brea Beach just to the north can be very dangerous due to very strong currents and the steeply shelving sand.

The beach is popular with windsurfers but offers nothing for those wishing to snorkel or explore rock pools.

Dogs are permitted all year round. Toilets are situated in the car park. Behind the beach a number of outlets offer the chance to shop or dine at the café, restaurant and pub.

Further accommodation and refreshments are available at the St. Enodoc Hotel or further afield at the St. Moritz Hotel in Trebetherick.


 Flora and Fauna

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly


 Rescue equipment



OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Polzeath, Port Isaac, Wadebridge and Padstow.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowSt Columb Major






Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:



	arrowPort Isaac



Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin Moor and Newquay.

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