Rock

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The name Rock is thought to have originated from the rock quarry which was used as a source of ballast for sailing boats that had off loaded their cargo at Padstow Harbour. The quarry is now a car park. Rock is a very popular destination for the more affluent tourists and holiday makers.

There are several reasons why tourists are attracted to Rock, from the long fine sandy beach that, at low tide, continues round Brea Hill to the crescent bay at Daymer, to the vast range of water sports that are catered for. Not to mention the five star food and accommodation that can be found at Rock.

Rock has been referred to as 'Britain's Saint-Tropez'and the 'Kensington of Cornwall' due to its popularity with the very affluent and upper-class holiday-makers, including the third in the line of succession to the British Throne, Prince Harry and what the Daily Telegraph calls 'Hoorays'.

Popular names have also holidayed here. Affluent holidaymakers have made use of the nearby helipad. It is now home to some fancy boutiques and upscale restaurants.

Upcoming Events

Porthilly Spirit - Friday 24 May 2019 to Sunday 26 May 2019

Porthilly Spirit

Celebrate food, wellness, music and adventure.
This May will see the inception of a brand new three-day event, showcasing and celebrating the finest elements of the outdoors, food, wellbeing, and music, tucked away in a secluded location on the north Cornish coast.

Porthilly Spirit in an independent event perched on the mouth of the Camel Estuary, close to Rock. The programme of talks, workshops, feasts, outdoor experiences, wellbeing classes, and family activities will make it a haven for lovers of both the great outdoors and first-class food and drink.

Headline acts include Tom Odell, Villagers, Songhoy Blues and Gilles Peterson, with food from Tomos Parry of Michelin-starred restaurant Brat and author and cook Anna Jones.

General enquires contact: hello@porthillyspirit.com

Weekend ticket price: £180

Trefresa Farm
Rock
Wadebridge
Cornwall
PL27 6NF

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