If you enjoy getting active on your Beach Retreats self-catering holiday, this could be the destination for you. The Camel Estuary which flows between Rock and the picturesque Padstow harbour, boasts fantastic water conditions attracting avid watersport enthusiasts throughout the year. From kayaking, SUP safaris and water skiing to wakeboarding, sailing and more, there is something for all ages and abilities during a holiday in Rock.

The beach provides a long expanse of golden sand at low tide, leading round to Brea Hill and the popular Daymer Bay. Walk the South West Coast Path and take in the awe-inspiring views over the bays and out towards Padstow.

If you prefer to sit back and relax while enjoying the finer things in life, Rock has a great choice of sophisticated eateries including No1 Rock Road, Nathan Outlaw’s Mariner’s Rock and The Dining Club. Further a field, you can hop on a water taxi and enjoy an evening in Padstow dining at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Paul Ainsworth’s No.6 or Rojanos. Self catering holidays in Rock call for evenings dining out.

Choose one of our holiday cottages in Rock this year and make your stay perfect.

Browse our last minute availability and special offers for your next beach getaway.

View of the estuary from the hills.

People walking across the beach at low tide.



With day boats and trawlers landing their catch right outside you’d be right to expect plenty of fish and seafood on the menu here. Locally made sandwiches, pasties or ice cream, cream teas in the garden or laid-back fine dining overlooking the sea, you can take your pick during holidays in Rock.

Experience all the best of Cornish cuisine in the area and explore our our 7 favourite restaurants when staying in Rock.


Dogs are welcome along Rock Beach all year round. With glorious sea views, the coast path from Rock beach to Daymer Bay is another great place for running or walking your dog. Alternatively, head out to Padstow on the ferry for a walk along the harbour.

Bringing your dog to explore Cornwall? Check out all our dog friendly holiday cottages.


Rock’s main village amenities line the flat and level stretch from the car park to the Camel Ski School, making wheelchair access easy. Please bare in mind the road is narrow and shared with cars passing by. There are public toilets situated next to the main car park at the foot of the coastal path leading you towards Daymer Bay.


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