The Camel Estuary provides many activities; walking round the National Trust coastal footpath both to the North and the South provides even more spectactular scenery and can include a visit to the Norman St Enodoc Church by the 10th green of the Church course. It was only recovered from being buried in the dunes in Victorian times and it is the final resting place of Sir John Betjeman who had a house in Trebetherick for many years. Waterskiing can be booked through the Camel Ski School (01208 862727) all forms of sailing including instruction is covered by the Camel Sailing School (01208 540001) (www.camelsailing.co.uk). The Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club (www.rswsc.co.uk) with its attractive waterfront clubhouse is very active.
Padstow which is on the other side of the estuary can be easily reached by the ferry from Rock from here bicycles can be hired to ride along the old railway line up river to Wadebridge. Both towns have a good selection of shops, Padstow rather geared to the tourist market. Padstow's success in recent years has been attributed largely to the success of Rick Stein and his famous Seafood Restaurant (01841 532485) (www.rickstein.com) which has spawned two other restaurants, a delicatessan and most recently his Fish and Chip shop/cafe.
Looking further afield the biggest single attraction is the Eden Project (about a 40 minute car trip to the south coast) which has also highlighted the really large number of other well known gardens including the Lost Gardens of Heligan (www.heligan.com) and Trebah (www.trebahgarden.co.uk). Whilst on the South coast the new Maritime Museum in Falmouth is worth a visit.