"Rock - on the North Cornwall coast" Rock by ranger49

Rock Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 11 photos

Golden sands of the Estuary

This page should appear under Cornwall but the VT Database does not know that.

Rock - something of a misnomer for this delightful place where the golden sands contrast with the blue of the waters of the tidal estuary to create every one's image of a delightful beach.
The rocks in the foreground here are to act as a tidal defence.

We drove down the coast road through the village, past a few shops, hotels, guest houses and lots of neat cottages and bugalows until we ran out of road just near the Ferry Slip Point.
There is a car park right at the end (paying - as is usual around here).

From the car park you can join numerous trails around the headland and over the dunes onto the beach. Next to the Official carpark is the car park of the adjacent Rock Inn where parking is free to visitors/patrons.

Boats and other water based activities

This is a very popular spot for water sports and the RNLI mainstain a Boat Station here to assist in the event of any difficulties arising at sea.

A pedestrian only ferry makes the short trip across the water to the fishing port of Padstow throughout the day and evening.

Waving the Ferry off

As well as the ferry signs also indicated that a water taxi was available which we presumed would be bookable for small groups.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery
  • Cons:Best to visit after high season
  • Last visit to Rock: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated Jan 11, 2009
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    The Blue Tomato wouldn't suit us either.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    loud music in restaurants and cafes is also a big problem in Russia and they even get the feeling they might attract more people that way.


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