Rock is one of those lovely resorts where people come back to year after year.   The area has so much to offer with beautiful beaches at Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath for surfing.  The Camel estuary is excellent for sailing and water skiing and there is a superb links golf course at St. Endoc , Rock and also another golf course at The Point, Polzeath.   There are plenty of marvellous walks along the scenic Cornish coastline and other activities include fishing, pony trekking and cycling on the Camel Trail.   Just across the estuary by a short ferry ride is the pretty fishing port of Padstow, with many marvellous restaurants including the famous Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Bistro, Café and Fish and Chip Shop.   These are readily accessible in the evening by the water taxi which runs until after midnight.   Rock itself has several good restaurants including James Nathan's Restaurant at the St. Enodoc Hotel.  There is a pub and restaurant overlooking the estuary which are more informal and one or two local caterers who will deliver dinner to your door.   The shops in Rock are very comprehensive with a Bakers, Butchers, Fish Shop and General Store all within easy walking distance of Sumerdaes.

By Sumerdaes on 03 February 2012


Sumerdaes is very much a family home which we bought over 20 years ago.   Having spent my childhood holidays with my grandparents on the other side of the Camel Estuary I grew to love the area and became involved with the sailing in Rock.   We have been fortunate enough to be able to introduce our four children to the same sort of relaxed but active environment and now we are being joined by our six grandchildren as well which is wonderful.  There is so much to do in the area for all ages from grubbing in rock pools at Daymer Bay, surfing at Polzeath, serious golf at St. Enodoc to say nothing of the sailing in the Rock estuary which has been a favourite with all our family who have had a great social life through the Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club.  Rock is well worth visiting in the winter time when the place is really quiet and the weather is usually a little warmer than home.  This is the time when you can explore the beautiful county of Cornwall away from the crowds, perhaps taking in the nearby Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Helligan, and Lanhydrock House or further afield to the Tate Gallery at St. Ives,  St. Mawes or the Helford River.

By Sumerdaes on 13 February 2012