I don’t think I’ve ever recommended two spots in one go on this website, but here we go – Padstow and Rock, perfect spots in Cornwall to be enjoyed on their own, but even better when you connect the two.
On our most recent trip we took the 1.2 hour walk from Polzeath to Rock along the cliff front, taking in the incredible views of the Cornish coast on our route. When we arrived at Rock we hopped on the connecting ferry to Padstow with a return ticket.
Padstow is quite infamous as a little village in Cornwall, being the home of Rick Stein’s restaurants and cookery school after all. There’s plenty of spots to stop for a drink or a Cornish pasty, or even a small (ahem) bag of Cornish fudge.
Personally I wanted to give Stein’s Fish and Chips a try seeing as I’m a huge fan of his television shows. Luckily the food served up was really tasty, albeit quite pricey. Safe to say though, I’ve never been to a fish and chip shop and been encouraged to have a glass of prosecco to accompany my cod and chips, and I have to admit I certainly enjoyed that part. My partner ordered the battered mackerel and I can confirm it was delicious, with a side of aioli as well which put it top of my estimations.
After lunch it was time to explore the village, and if it weren’t for the rain we would’ve definitely stuck around for longer, perhaps enjoying a Cornish ice cream whilst at it. We did stop by a Cornish fudge shop, obviously enticed by the smell, and picked up some Rum and Raisin, just in case we were peckish on the walk back.
We then headed back to Rock on the boat, which is certainly quieter than Padstow, but that shouldn’t put you off as it’s a great way to enjoy the view of the bay in a quieter setting. Rock isn’t as chock-a-block with spots to sit and eat or drink, but we found somewhere that allowed us to have a drink and look across to Padstow where we’d jus been.
If you haven’t been worn out by the boat ride, the fish and chips or the fudge, then have a go at walking along the coast towards Polzeath to enjoy the view.
Thanks for reading x