Things To Do
A selection of things to do in the Area
Tomhara is less than 50m from Rock beach where you can enjoy leisurely walks along the sand (nicknamed ‘The Caribbean’), to Daymer Bay and beyond to Polzeath. There are equally beautiful beaches on the other side of the estuary, which can be reached by the ferry or water taxi and stunning coastal walks from either side to the headlands and beyond.
Click on a link below for more information and free downloadable maps on walks around Rock:
The Camel Sailing and Powerboat Centre is RLA and AAYA licensed and provides tuition and courses in many forms of sailing, and boat hire. Waterski, wakeboarding, inflatable rides, paddle boarding and kite surfing facilities are provided by the Camel Ski School .
Coasteering, rock climbing, wild swimming and sea kayaking can all be booked from Cornish Rock Tors , based in Polzeath.
Just across the estuary, reached by ferry or water taxi is the Camel Trail: a disused railway track providing perfect flat cycling from Padstow to Bodmin via Wadebridge. Bicyles are available for hire at all three of the above locations.
Cycle Hire is available from many outlets, including:
Within 100 metres are The Mariners and the Rock Inn , both serving food all day. Alternatively you can take the ferry or water taxi to Padstow which offers numerous pubs, cafés, restaurants and fish & chip shops.
Further afield are The Pityme Inn at the top of the village, The Oystercatcher in Polzeath, The Red Lion in the pretty village of St Kew Highway near Wadebridge, The Maltsters Arms in Chapel Amble, The Port Gaverne Restaurant and Hotel and the St Kew Inn .
The Blue Tomato Café , 1 minute down the beach, serves great food all day.
Chef Nathan Outlaw has two restaurants in Port Issac, Outlaw’s New Road and Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen. There are two fine dining rooms in the St Enodoc Hotel , The Waterfront in Polzeath, and there’s The Dining Room and The Mariners Beach Club by Paul Ainsworth within easy walking distance.
The ferry or water taxi will take you to Padstow for Rick Stein’s many cafés and restaurants, Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6, Margots, Rojanos and Pescadou , to name but a few.
About a mile away is the St Moritz Hotel , and a cliff top Indian, the Café India.
The mild climate afforded by the Gulf Stream makes Rock an ideal place from which to explore the many beautiful gardens such as:
There is much to admire or for sale from St Ives to the smaller local galleries and even in the house itself!
- Porthilly Art Gallery, Rock
- Rock Road Gallery, Rock
- Zeath Gallery, Wadebridge
- Whitewater Gallery, Wadebridge
- Pictures and Coffee, Wadebridge
- Camel Valley Gallery, Wadebridge
- Tracey Hunter Art, Wadebridge