GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rock to Polzeath Walk

2 miles (4 km)

A popular walk from the village of Rock to the neighbouring village of Polzeath on the Cornish coast. The walk runs for a distance of about 2.5 miles with some small climbs on the way. It runs along the Camel Estuary with fine views over to Padstow on the other side.
The walk starts in Rock where there is a public car park near the coast. From here you can pick up the South West Coast Path and follow the waymarked footpath north to Cassock Hill and Brea Hill. The route continues past Daymer Bay and the Doom Bar to Trebetherick Point. The final section runs past Broadagogue Cove before finishing in Polzeath. The award winning beach is a popular place for surfers and the little village has some nice shops and cafes to explore.

Rock to Polzeath Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rock to Polzeath Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

At the end of the walk you could head to The Waterfront in Polzeath. The bar is in a great place overlooking the beach. You can sit out on the balcony and enjoy some of their delicious fish and chips with a lovely coastal view. You can find them at postcode PL27 6SP for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal paths and the beaches are a fine place for you and your dog. The Waterfront pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.Dogs are allowed on Polzeath beach apart from between May to September.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

From Rock you can catch the ferry over Padstow on the other side of the river. Here you can pick up the Padstow to Harlyn Bay Walk, the Padstow to Trevone Bay Walk and the Stepper Point Walk. There's also the popular Camel Trail, a shared cycling and walking trail running along the river to Poley's Bridge.
Continue east from Polzeath and you will come to the noteworthy village of Port Isaac. The picturesque village has been made famous by ITV's 'Doc Martin', featuring Martin Clunes. The Port Isaac Walk will take you to the nearby Port Quin where there is a beautiful bay.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cornwall Walks page.

Photos

Beach at Rock - geograph.org.uk - 994608

Beach at Rock. Padstow can be seen on the other side of the estuary.

Camel Estuary Nr Rock Cornwall - geograph.org.uk - 1108874

Camel Estuary Near Rock Cornwall. View across the Camel River Estuary towards Hawkers Cove where the river joins the Atlantic Ocean.

Brea Hill, Trebetherick - geograph.org.uk - 29595

Camel Estuary Nr Rock Cornwall

Trebetherick Point from Brea Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1651582

Trebetherick Point from Brea Hill. New Years day 2010.

South West Coast Path Polzeath Cornwall - geograph.org.uk - 289395

South West Coast Path Polzeath. Near to Broadagogue Cove. The path here is well used and well maintained. In the distance some fine houses.

Broadagogue Cove - geograph.org.uk - 1532159

Broadagogue Cove. Broadagogue Cove viewed from the coast path with Pentire Point in the background.

Greenaway Beach - geograph.org.uk - 102353

Greenaway Beach. Greenaway Beach at the mouth of the Camel Estuary near Padstow. Looking west to Stepper Point. The large rock in the foreground is "Shag Rock", also known locally as "The Toad".

Polzeath towards Trebetherick - geograph.org.uk - 225055

Polzeath towards Trebetherick. The Oyster Catcher pub is the white building on the far left. You can see the cars in its car park. There were once mines under this hill but it is now completely built up. Rows of houses face down the hill overlooking Polzeath surfing beach.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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