Cornwall LivingIssue #73

Destination Rock

Situated on the north-eastern bank of the Camel river and just across the water by ferry from Padstow, Rock has become a dream holiday destination for staycationers across the UK!

Thanks to its unique position on the rugged north coast, the allure of staying in Rock really speaks for itself, however there’s much more to this north Cornish holiday destination than potential visitors often realise, not least the wealth of luxury holiday accommodation available through John Bray Cornish Holidays!

“…they’re always on hand and more than happy to offer any tips and advice on what to do.”

The first and most obvious place to start is Rock as a watersports destination, and you’ll be pleased to know that there are a variety of water-based thrills and spills available here. The team at John Bray Cornish Holidays have tried most of them, and they’re always on hand and more than happy to offer any tips and advice on what to do.

Off the water, there’s plenty for holidaymakers to enjoy, and for anyone bringing their dog to Cornwall, the South West Coast Path offers scintillating views of the Atlantic and endless miles along which your furry friend can bound, sniff and roll to their heart’s content. What’s more, renowned as being one of the best courses in west England, the world class St Enodoc Golf Course is also nearby, offering visitors the chance to enjoy a leisurely nine or 18 holes of beautiful Cornish links. And, for those looking to really relax and recharge their batteries, a day trip to the St Enodoc Spa at St Enodoc Hotel could well be what the doctor ordered!

With such an array of activities to choose from in the daytime, those staying in Rock usually find themselves with a hearty appetite come nightfall. Fortunately, Rock is quite the foodie destination, offering a choice of pubs and cafés, including No 1 Rock Road, The Rock Inn and Blue Tomato Café, as well as a range of fine dining options, including offerings from Nathan Outlaw at the Mariners, James Nathan at St Enodoc Hotel and Fred Beedles at the The Dining Room

What’s more, across the water in Padstow, you’ll find a bustling hub of foodie flair, with a huge selection of restaurants that include Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth at Number 6.

As you can see, there is more to Rock than at first meets the eye, so as a potential visitor, all that’s left for you to decide is where you’ll stay. Thankfully, John Bray Cornish Holidays has an enviable selection of luxurious accommodation available to suit your holiday needs.

"...they’re always on hand and more than happy to offer any tips and advice on what to do."