A truly wonderful ‘old’ village with quaint cottages lining the narrow lanes down the side of the steep valley to the harbour. There is a thriving village community with inns, shops and restaurants and further facilities catering for everyday needs.
There are splendid surfing beaches at Polzeath, whilst Rock offers boating facilities including moorings, a jetty, plus marvellous sandy beaches at Daymer Bay.
The sandy estuary of the River Camel which runs between Padstow and Rock produces a wonderful playground for water enthusiasts and sailors with many families returning to the area year after year to enjoy the magical setting.
Wadebridge, 9 miles away provides excellent and varied shopping together with supermarkets, plus access to the Camel Trail – a former riverside railway track now popular with walkers and cyclists, between Wadebridge, Padstow and Bodmin.