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Rock Beach

Padstow, Cornwall

A sandy beach on the eastern side of the Camel estuary.

Beach Type



Beach shop


Windsurfing and water-skiing

Nature and Wildlife

Situated on the coastal path. the section between between Rock and Polzeath is magnificent. Take the ferry between rock and Padstow to explore the western estuary.

Water Quality





Dogs allowed all year.

Tourist Information

PADSTOW TIC Red Brick Building. North Quay Padstow. Cornwall. PL28 8AF Tel: +44 (0) 1841 533449


Nearest town: Padstow
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.5448, -4.91101
Postcode: PL27 6JZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Padstow, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


At Wadebridge take the B3314 tpwards St Minver. Shortly before St Minver turn left on the road to Rock.

Public Transport

Bus services to Padstow where a ferry serves Rock. Also bus route 584.

Nearest Railway Stations

Roche (Approx. 9 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 10 miles away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 11 miles away)
Bugle (Approx. 11 miles away)
Newquay (Approx. 12 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is available

Nearby Car Parks

Rock Quarry, Rock (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Railway, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
South Quay, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Lawn, Padstow (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Trebetherick, Trebetherick (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Link Road, Padstow (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Menefreda Way, St Minver (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Polzeath Beach, Polzeath (Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Tristram, Polzeath (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
New Polzeath, New Polzeath (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Padstow