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Rock (Cornish: Pennmeyn) is in Cornwall, on the Camel Estuary.


Rock is a popular base for holidaymakers. It is sometimes referred to as "Britain's St Tropez" and the "Kensington of Cornwall" due to its popularity with affluent holidaymakers. It is a well established centre for water sports.

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Get around


  • 1 St Enodoc's Church. Standing among the sand dunes above Daymer Bay and surrounded by the fairways of the local golf course. Some of the architecture of this church dates back to the 12th century. Sir John Betjeman was said to be fond of it, and is buried there.
  • 2 Brea Hill. Bronze Age tumuli and a fine view over the estuary
  • 3 The Rumps. Iron Age clifftop fortifications


Rock has a golf course with undulating fairways, good firm greens, some blind shots and nice sea and estuary views.

  • 1 St Enodoc Golf Course, Rock, PL27 6LD, ☏ +44 1208 863216, ✉ club@st-enodoc.co.uk. A James Braid designed course over hilly terrain. It's a tight course with a punishing rough. From £25 (Holywell course).
  • 2 Rock beach. popular with recreational sailors
  • 3 Daymer Bay. popular with families as the bathing here is sheltered
  • 4 Polzeath. popular with surfers as there is a reliable beach break here, plus a range of surf shops, bars etc




Rock is home to Sharp's brewery who are known for Doom Bar, which is also the name of a nearby sandbar.


  • 1 Dormy House B&B, Rock Rd, PL27 6NW, ☏ +44 1208 863845, ✉ dormyhouserock@yahoo.co.uk. Rooms from £85/night.
  • Tzitzikama Lodge, Rock Rd, ☏ +44 1208 862839. Self-catering apartments also available From £38 per person (sharing).
  • CRW Holiday Cottages Rock, Rock Road, PL27 6NW, ☏ +44 1208 862299. Holiday Cottages in Rock


Go next

  • Take the Black Tor ferry over the water to Padstow.
  • Visit the castle at Tintagel, where the legend of King Arthur lies.
  • Visit the Eden Project, approximately a 30 minute drive away.

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