Within ten minutes’ walk there is a large bakery with cafe, local butcher, fishmonger, a well-stocked Spar, newsagent and post office. There are also fashion outlets including Sea Salt, Quba, Crew and Jack Wills.
Rock has a number of restaurants including Blue Tomato and No 1 Rock Road. For those special occasions there are two restaurants run by Nathan Outlaw (2 Michelin Stars) at St Enodoc Hotel. There are also plenty of pubs in the local outlying villages.
Rock beach is just 20 minutes’ walk and is a renowned centre for water sports – sailing, water skiing and windsurfing.
Also close by is Daymer Bay which has a wide sandy beach. The beach is ideal for younger families and allows dogs.
Polzeath beach, which boasts great surf, is a 10 minute drive away. A short ferry trip will take you to the Picturesque Padstow. Padstow is home of Rick Stein’s stable of eateries and shops.
There is a live Webcam to Polzeath Beach below.