10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Rock, Cornwall

10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Rock, Cornwall

Date Posted: 29 Aug 2023

When looking for things to do in Rock, one of the most popular activities is taking pictures of this wonderful part of the world and watching the likes on Instagram roll in. And when holidaying somewhere as photogenic as Rock, naturally youโ€™ll be reaching for your phone and hitting upload on your social media channels.

But where are the most Instagrammable spots to have on your radar? Let our top ten suggestions inspire your next Cornish holiday photo dump.


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Rock Beach

Rock beach is the perfect backdrop for a holiday upload. From the boats bobbing on the water, to the golden sand in between your toes. Heading to the beach is one of the best things to do in Rock, just make sure you donโ€™t spend all day perfecting the right angle on your camera and enjoy the great expanse and calm waters, too.

Blacktor Ferry Crossing

While the crossing from Rock to Padstow is over in the blink of an eye, make sure you take a snap or two while onboard. With pretty Padstow in the background, and the glistening water, it makes for a stunning picture. If you didnโ€™t get the shot while onboard, be sure to take one once on dry land.


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St Moritz Hotel

Be the envy of all your friends, St Moritz Hotel and Spa is worth bragging about. Whether youโ€™re heading there to enjoy the leisure facilities, dining at Shorecrest Restaurant and Bar, or checking in for the night, St Moritz Hotel and Spa offers beauty backdrops wherever you turn.

South West Coast Path

A 630 miles stretch, Cornwallโ€™s South West Coast Path is one long photo opportunity. If youโ€™re visiting Rock, youโ€™ll want to spend some time meandering the section between Rock and Daymer Bay, with Padstow across the water. Not only a stunning backdrop, but a lovely walk to stretch your legs.


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Feeโ€™s Food

If youโ€™re somebody who loves taking pictures of their food, then Feeโ€™s Foods pretty plates are just the trick. From bright and colourful curries, to rich and creamy cakes, this cafรฉ is an Instagram loverโ€™s dream.

Mother Iveyโ€™s Bay

While we understand that you might not want to leave Rock, we couldnโ€™t resist including this โ€˜gramworthy gem nearby. The Padstow Lifeboat Station at Mother Iveyโ€™s Bay is rather iconic with its unique shape and slipway. Despite the name itโ€™s not actually located in Padstow but in pretty Mother Iveyโ€™s Bay. If youโ€™re visiting somewhere around April to July you may well be treated to a display of flowering thrift, commonly known as sea pinks.


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The Mariners

Looking for fancy food and an even fancier backdrop for your Insta upload? Head to Paul Ainsworthโ€™s The Mariners in Rock for an abundance of both. Head up to the terrace for some al fresco dining and picture taking, just donโ€™t let your food go cold!


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St Enodoc Golf Club

If you love to take pictures but are also a keen golfer, Rock is your ultimate Cornish destination. Rockโ€™s prestigious St Enodoc Golf Club is highly regarded for its excellence with two of the finest links golf courses in the county. Overlooking the Camel Estuary with Padstow on the far side, and the Atlantic to the north. The location is on the high sand dunes, making it an idea spot for a quick photoshoot.

St Enodoc Hotel

Say cheers to the view at the stunning St Enodoc Hotel, which welcomes non-residents on the sun-drenched terrace. The cocktail menu is full of tempting tipples which are all easy on the eye and the palate!

Camel Estuary

Rock is situated on the Camel Estuary, a beautifully broad tidal river valley, which is over half a mile wide at Padstow stretching across to Rock. It continues inland for roughly five miles up to Wadebridge.


The inland section of the Camel Estuary is an Area of Natural Beauty meaning that the area has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value. It also equals some pretty impressive images being home to a splendour of birds ready to show your camera their best side.


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