Sailing on the River Camel between Padstow and Rock

Rock, North Cornwall

Rock enjoys long stretches of fine sandy beaches on the Camel Estuary. You can sail, enjoy water sports, fish, and just a stroll along the beach is stunning – you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the dolphins as they follow the tide out to sea.

The Black Tor ferry runs to the nearby Padstow all year during the day, followed by the Rock Water Taxi at night. The village has a choice of upmarket restaurants and shops to visit. Golfers can enjoy the renowned St. Enodoc Golf course with its magnificent views.

Rock also has a selection of shops; a new Deli, fish shop, and Rock bakery makes a really good Cornish pasty!

Daymer Bay is a lovely safe sandy beach, right at the mouth of the Estuary and looking out towards the Atlantic, but it is sheltered from winds and swells.

Near by is Polzeath, a popular surfing sandy seaside resort. Surf schools, board hire, beach shops and numerous beachside cafes and restaurants make Polzeath a buzzing place in the summer. Walkers can take the quieter route following the coastal path past New Polzeath and over the cliffs which inspired the famous Sir John Bejamin to write some of his celebrated verse.