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Self-catering holiday cottages in Rock

An exclusive watersports destination, set across the water from Padstow

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 somethnig for all ages and abilities.

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.



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 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.


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.