Five ideas for a Romantic Holiday in Rock

Date Posted: 25 Aug 2023

The exclusive enclave of Rock, North Cornwall, is just the spot for romance. A place which inspires poetry and art, the little town of Rock, near Wadebridge, now contains some of the most exclusive properties in Cornwall, with everything you could need for a romantic holiday on your doorstep.

Rock is often referred to as “Britain’s Saint-Tropez”, and you’ll soon understand why. Just a stone’s throw from pretty Padstow, this corner of Cornwall is a fabulous destination for a holiday for two. Here we provide all the amorous inspiration you need for romantic holiday in Rock.

Romantic stroll

 The sandy beach at Rock, is just the place for a saunter as you watch the boats float by and appreciate the calming waters here on the Camel Estuary. We love joining up to the South West Coast Path, where you’ll be rewarded with some stunning scenery. Walking from Rock to Polzeath will take you around an hour following the coast path north, as you pass Daymer Bay. Pack your swimming stuff and take a rejuvenating dip in the sea, followed by a warming session at Sauna by the Sea?

 Afternoon tea at St Enodoc Hotel

Celebrate love by enjoying an intimate afternoon tea at St Enodoc Hotel. Available from Thursday-Saturday (2pm-4.30pm), tuck into delectable finger sandwiches, and tasty treats such as Parmesan Beignet and a Cheese Scone topped with Crème Fraiche and Seasonal chutney. Remember to save room for a scone with lashings of strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Costing £25 per person, why not upgrade to a glass of fizz?

A spa treatment at St Moritz Hotel Spa

Looking to unwind in Rock? You’ve come to the right place. St Moritz Hotel is just two miles from Rock and offers the UK’s only Cowshed Spa outside Soho House properties. For a romantic treat, couples can enjoy the luxury of a massage side-by-side in its double treatment room, from full body massages and body scrubs to indulgent facials – sure to leave you both with a spring in your step.


Private boat hire in Rock

There’s no more romantic spot that on the water, particularly in this seaside hotspot. With Camel Ski School couples can charter a boat for 2.5 hours allowing you to spend a more time on the water  and trying you hand at more than one activity, if you fancy taking on some watersports. Or simply sit back, relax and enjoy taking in the stunning scenery.


Romantic meal at The Dining Room

Book a date night at the respectable Dining Room in Rock and the table is yours for the evening, so you can relax to enjoy exceptional food in a fine dining setting. A family run establishment since 2010, when looking for a romantic meal, this 30-cover intimate and inviting Rock restaurant takes some beating.

Featured in the Michelin guide, the ever-changing set menu is prepared daily, using the very best locally-sourced ingredients. Diners can expect dishes such as cod with fennel and saffron jam and braised shoulder of lamb.



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