Celebrities, Surfing and Award-Winning Dining
Polzeath and Rock are both popular seaside resorts situated on the North Coast of Cornwall. All the nearby villages such Daymer Bay, Pentire Point, St Minver, Trebetherick, and many more can all be reached by the local coastal paths that offer spectacular views over Cornwall's rugged coastline and out to the Atlantic Ocean.
If celebrity spotting is your thing, this part of the coastline attracts camera crews throughout the year, filming everything from the BBC TV show Top Gear at Polzeath to Saving Grace and Doc Martin in Port Isaac.
A favourite with Sir John Betjeman and mentioned in the first of Enid Blyton's Famous Five novels, the coastal landscape of Polzeath is still inspirational today. The area combines the joys of the traditional family beach holiday with a vibrant, surfing crowd making the most of some of the best waves and swells in the area.
Neighbouring Rock is a centre for many watersports including sailing, waterskiing and wind surfing. Top tip: take the Tor Passenger Ferry between Rock and Padstow on the opposite side of the estuary and you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins and even the awesome basking sharks attracted to this part of the coast during the season. Celebrity chefs abound in this part of Cornwall and Rock proudly boasts Nathan Outlaw's two restaurants with menus driven by locally caught seafood and organic produce - voted in the Top 5 UK Restaurants.
The area is also recognised for its' challenging links golf courses at St Enodoc and The Point - formerly Roserrow. Any visitor who plays to their handicap here can leave feeling that they have done really well! Or, if you feel that golf spoils a good walk, the "Pentirely Superb" South West Coast Path offers a 6 mile circular route starting and finishing at Polzeath via stunning Hayle Bay.
Wadebridge is about 7 miles inland from this area, and is one of North Cornwall's main market towns. This centrally located town has much to offer visitors of all ages and interests all year round. Some annual events that are held in Wadebridge include the Royal Cornwall Show, Cornwall Folk Festival and Eglos Craft Fayre.