This post was updated on 13/05/21
I am currently spending the most glorious week in Rock, Cornwall. So much so I decided to change the subject of today’s post, so that I can tell you about this instead. Rock is a coastal fishing village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is opposite Padstow on the north-east bank of the River Camel estuary and about 4 miles north-west of Wadebridge. I am enjoying a simple holiday by the sea and it is just so relaxing.
We’re staying in a lovely, cosy cottage on Rock Road-the main road running through the village. It is easier to leave the car parked up and explore on foot. It is within walking distance of all local amenities (eg. delicatessen, butchers, post office, fishmongers, general stores) along with the pubs, beach, golf course and ferry to Padstow. Not forgetting the sailing club, where Gareth and his teenagers are taking part in Camel Week.
So it is a gentle way of being and experiencing time at the beach/by the sea.
There a very good sandy beaches close by including Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath. The water is just so clear and surprisingly warm, despite and temperamental weather we’ve been having. I have been embracing the local dress-code of flip-flops even with a jacket!
Later this evening, we will be returning to one of our favourite places. Blue Tomato Cafe, Rock. The picture above is the four of us from last year. Gareth with a pint of Doom Bar, his favourite. I have a glass of Camel Valley Brut-the fizz we had at our wedding. With perfect views of Rock Beach, it is wonderful venue for coffee and cake or an evening meal. It is dog-friendly too, which is just so lovely. Dogs are welcome in the covered outside area, which is just like being inside. It means you can have a walk along the beach, exercise for you and tire the dog out a bit. Then go to the cafe for some refreshments and be able to take your dog with you. They even have a dog menu!
It is always a joy visiting this cafe and one of the highlights of the trip to Rock. As soon as I know we’ll be going to Rock, I look forward to it.