Our guide to Rock & Polzeath holidays
Did you know...Rock is nicknamed the Kensington of Cornwall?
Close to the fishing port of Padstow, Rock and Polzeath are perfect bases from which to explore some of the nearby attractions of North Cornwall. The trendy resort of Rock lies directly opposite Padstow, and the two are connected by a ferry – so those enjoying Rock holidays can easily hop across the estuary for a different view. A late water taxi also operates between the villages for those enjoying the nightlife too much to catch the last ferry.
The village of Polzeath was close to the heart of Sir John Betjeman, the former Port Laureate, and was recognised in some of his work. It’s easy to understand why the area inspired him, with its unspoilt beauty and rocky coastline. Rock is a popular sailing resort, and its sheltered beach and cove are often lined with yachts – making a stunning sight. Rock’s village shop offers a delightful choice of fine wines and cheeses, so self-catering Rock holidays can offer a sophisticated treat.
With its Altantic rollers and safe sands, Polzeath’s large beach is one of the finest for surfing that Cornwall has to offer. It also boasts vast stretches of sand that children and sun bathers alike will love to spend the day on.