The village of Rock opposite the popular town of Padstow has been dubbed ‘Kensington by the Sea’ and is the haunt of celebrities such as Hugh Grant, Harry Enfield and Jemima Khan. The Rothchilds have holidayed here and even royalty have sunk a few beers in the local pubs all of which gives the village slightly jet-set atmosphere. The long sandy beach that fronts the village is a popular destination for swimmers and sun seekers while out on waters of the Camel Estuary yachtsman, wind surfers and water skiers enjoy the breeze. From the beach there are fantastic views up and down the wide estuary, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bird watchers paradise, and nearby is a clutch of trendy bars, cafes and restaurants. To the right and along the coast there are spectacular walks across the sand to Daymer Bay and Polzeath and from the village there’s a small ferry that makes the short trip over to Padstow.