Perched opposite Padstow on the Camel Estuary, Rock is probably just as naturally beautiful as its over-the-estuary-companion, and probably has almost as many good restaurants and cafes. And its mile long beach of fine sand, fringed by sand dunes on one side and calm, clear water on the other, is perfect for watersports and beach-life of all kinds. Our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Rock all have watersports facilities, so it’s a great place to just give it a go!
As far as our Gurus are concerned the best places to stay in Rock are those with sea, or estuary, views. And this really special view is best enjoyed from as many angles as possible - maybe on the cycle path along the whole estuary? If you can tear yourself away from the beach.
Plus, Rock has the Michelin starred offerings of Nathan Outlaw, one of the UK's top seafood chefs, or it's just a ride on the little yellow fear from Rick Stein’s famous fish and chips…
Charming beachside hotel with views of Camel Estuary. Modern, breezy rooms are chic and comfortable. The lively restaurant serves healthy, modern dishes. Vibrant and cosy, with top marks for stunning location and warmth of service.