Rock Beach, Daymer Bay
Made famous by 1970s classic The Eagle has Landed– and the reason its star Jenny Agutter now calls Cornwall home – Rock and Daymer Bay is one of Cornwall’s real gems and perfect for a beach walk during Cornwall’s varied winter weather.
Rock is easily accessed from the foodie capital of Cornwall that is Padstow, via a short ferry ride – or it is worth the significantly longer drive around the
Camel Estuary, this beach is the perfect spot for walking off all that glorious food.
If you couldn’t get a table at Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 or the queue at Rick Stein was too long, Rock has plenty to satisfy the hungry with a number of eateries offering varied delicious menus and views to match.
The water gently laps the golden sand here, encouraging you to slip off your shoes and dip your toes in any weather; the fainter hearted can wade in their wellies. This spot is a favourite with dog walkers, and is a great walking beach – keep going and you will find yourself at the exquisite Daymer Bay, but who can tell when one ends and the other one begins. Officially part of the Camel Estuary, at times of the year and extreme low tide, it almost joins Padstow.
Rock is also home to an artistic community – here you’ll find plenty of galleries to peruse, and artists working down lanes encouraging you to see their wares.