Find the UK’s Saint Tropez on your next holiday in Rock. This Cornwall destination has a beauty which appeals to anyone taking holiday on this upscale beachside oasis. Known for its beauty as much as the areas many diverse locations, Rock is one of the foremost destinations in Cornwall.
This exclusive area of Cornwall boasts fabulous outdoor areas which make staying on holiday amongst such surroundings, in a guest houses or self catering cottage, a pleasure. Enjoying this stretch of the Atlantic can be accomplished in numerous ways however sitting on the beach appeals to most holiday revelers, as well as fishing, canoeing, rowing, water skiing, and most popular sailing and yachting. Off the water, golfing in the community is said to be the best in the UK. Daymer Bay which lies between Rock and neighboring Polzeath is rated one of the best beaches in the world.
Those seeking entertainment off the beach will equally enjoy eating in chic award winning restaurants or taking the ferry to Padstow’s wide offering of restaurants. Take sufficient time to enjoy Rock’s wine and cheese shops, a bakery, and a butcher, as well as a variety of culinary delights. Local brews are refreshing when sampled from a wooden cask.
Several notable historical structures are a short distance from the shores of Rock. 13th century Edonoc Church underwent a large renovation in the 1800’s after several years of disrepair. In addition to housing worship, this fascinating piece of history is the burial place of poet laureate John Betjeman. More obscure historical areas are within Rock. A 15th century baptistery was used to cure children of whooping cough.
Rock’s centralized location makes it a perfect starting point for learning about neighboring villages. Take the ferry from Rock to Padstow across the Camel Estuary and discover any of the communities’ architectural jewels, including a church, St Petroc’s, dating back to the 13th century. A font in the church is original to the building and also dates back to the 13th century. Other passages through medieval history include Pastow locations like 13th century Tinagel Castle. Ruins in the form of stone steps, walls, and the remainder of several foundations stand next the Atlantic. This is a dramatic location next to the sea and one not to be missed on any itinerary of Rock’s surrounding areas.
Coastal areas between Rock and Polzeath are stunning with many points of interest along the way. A coastal path is popular and follows this beautiful stretch of coastline, as well as tourist boats for those who desire a relaxing journey versus a strenuous hike. On the coastal path, Rumps Cliff Castle dates back to the Iron Age where remnants of an ancient settlement are evident today with an extensive ditch system.
Rock’s climate is temperate during summer months and cold enough to receive snow in the winter. The areas waters are known as being calmer than other coastal areas in North Cornwall.
Plymouth Airport (PLH) is the main airport serving Rock with cheap flights available from Air Southwest.