Rock could hardly be less appropriately named as
its popularity is largely due to the long stretches of find sandy
beaches washed by the tidal waters of the Camel estuary.
Rock is known to be a playground for the 'rich and
famous!' Prince Harry and Harry Enfield are among a few names. It
is said that more millionaires live or have property hidden in the
trees, in Rock than anywhere else in Cornwall.
On the opposite side of the estuary is the popular
fishing port Padstow. Rightly
acclaimed as one of the major watersports centres in Cornwall, sailing,
windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and rowing are all activities
which can be carried on in the relatively calm waters of the estuary.
Sailing & Water Ski Club are situated on the Quay
at Rock and there is a thriving sailing school and ski school both
operating from further along the beach near the pontoon; boats can
be hired for all water sports, as well as for fishing and bird watching.
The Black Tor ferry runs from Rock to Padstow all year round during
daylight hours and there is a Water Taxi available for late night
"revellers". With the increase in water activities, the RNLI have
now stationed a "D" Class lifeboat on the Ferry beach, providing
cover in case of emergencies. The renowned St Enodoc Golf Club has
two challenging courses to offer and there is scenic walking country
over coastal and inland routes.
St Enodoc is a church situated a mile north of Rock
. This church was nearly buried by the sands of Daymer Bay, until
one day, a passer by apparently stubbed their toe on tip of the
spire and resulted in the church being rediscovedred and uncovered.