rock cornwall


Rock is a fishing village on the coast of Cornwall. It is opposite Padstow.

It was originally called “Black Rock” in the 18th century, which is now shortened to Rock

Rock Sand dunes bank on the river camel.

Rock is an ideal location for a family holiday in Cornwall. Rock has the largest collection of second homes in the county.

Various water sports i.e. Water skiing and sailing can be done in Rock.

Rock has been referred to as Britain’s Saint Tropez or Kensington of Cornwall or Chelsea on Sea.

The name Rock comes from a local quarry. There is a popular ferry between Padstow and Rock.

Rock is home to Sharps brewery, a real ale brewery – home of Doom Bar Ale.

Top attractions in Rock

  1. Rock beach
  2. Sir John Betjeman walk
  3. Camel ski school

The beach at rock is a west facing sandy beach.

Rock is ideal for a family holiday in Cornwall – although the rich and affluent frequent Rock and you might find that you will bump into Royalty – tough times!

Rock town has some fantastic pubs and local shops, there is an annual swimming race across the camel.