Rock is a coastal village set on the banks of the Camel estuary in North Cornwall and sits opposite the picturesque harbour of Padstow. Boats bob along the River Camel and passenger ferries carry visitors and locals across the blue waters. Sailing binds the community and dinghy racing, sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing dominate the cool deep river.

Rock has plenty of holiday cottages, wonderful places to eat out and some peaceful riverside walks making it an ideal destination for a calm relaxing holiday.

Search for cottages in Rock or view our guide to Rock holiday cottages below.

Did you know

Rock Dunes, the sand dunes to the west of the River Camel are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and would make a perfect spot for a romantic proposal. Rock is often referred to as "Britain's St Tropez" and is often visited by the royal family on their holidays.

Cottages in Rock (29)

Must see

Daymer Bay Make sure you explore the rock pools at the Northern End. They're fantastic when the tide goes out.

St. Enodoc Golf Club This golf course has fantastic scenic views over the Camel Estuary.

Stein's Fish and Chips A must eat! Get the ferry across to Padstow to taste Rick Stein's famous fish and chips.

Featured cottages in Rock

Trelow Barton
Trelow Barton
Padstow (6mls SW), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 12 | Bedrooms: 6
Kernow Cottage
Kernow Cottage
Padstow (3.5mls SE), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
The Old Mill - Padstow
The Old Mill - Padstow
Padstow (2mls SE), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Treburrick Barn
Treburrick Barn
Padstow (3mls S), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 10 | Bedrooms: 5
Mill Loft
Mill Loft
Padstow (6mls SE), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Polzeath (1ml W), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 4
Trevanger Farm Cottage
Trevanger Farm Cottage
Rock (1ml NE), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Cinnamon Cottage
Cinnamon Cottage
Padstow (5mls S), North Cornwall
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
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Places near Rock

  • Padstow

    Padstow's idyllic harbour is both beautiful and fun to visit.

  • Polzeath

    Traditional seaside fun on golden sand lapped by turquoise seas.

  • Wadebridge

    On the Camel Trail where a walk in the country can end at Padstow.

  • Port Isaac

    The home of Doc Martin is a beautiful whitewashed fishing port.

  • Mawgan Porth

    A small cliff top hamlet near to the legendary Bedruthan Steps.

  • Bodmin

    Scenic and dramatic where high valleys plummet to the coast.

  • Camelford

    A town on the banks of the River Camel.

  • Tintagel

    Famous for the legend of King Arthur; an enchanting place to visit.

  • Newquay

    Famous for surfing, life by the sea and fantastic places to eat.

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