Rock is situated just under 2 miles south west of Gunvenna Holiday Park, with a beautiful beach running along the Camel Estuary, the beach is dog friendly all year round.

With a petrol station, bakery, butchers, SPAR and other shops dotted along rock road you can pick up all you need without having to venture to far. If you cannot find what you are looking for in Rock then you can always jump on the ferry across to Padstow at the slipway near the quarry car park.

The ferry operates throughout the year although there are no Sunday crossings between mid-November and mid-February. The service runs from 8.00 am until 4.30pm out of the summer season and until 7.30 pm during the summer holidays.

Find places to eat in Rock here.


Padstow is about a 20 minute drive, or a short ferry trip from Rock, from Gunvenna Holiday Park.

Along with its large selection of shops and restaurants Padstow’s harbour is one of the main reasons people come to Padstow. From here you can take boat trips, head out of town and walk along the coast path all the way along the sandy beaches to Hawkers Cove or just grab an Ice cream and enjoy the views.

Please note that Dogs are banned from St Georges Cove from 10am and 6pm from July 1 to August 31, however, they are permitted at Chapel Bar, Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove.

Padstow has events running throughout the year but it biggest has to be the Padstow Christmas Festival in December.


Polzeath is about 2 miles away from Gunvenna Holiday Park, Polzeath Beach has a dog ban in force between 10am and 6pm between July 1 and August 31.

As one of the best local surfing beaches it has Lifeguard cover on Easter bank holiday, weekends during April, daily from 5 May to 30 September and weekends during October.

Polzeath has many shops, and water sports equipment can easily be hired.

There are several car parks in the vicinity of the beach, including the beach itself.

Find places to eat in Polzeath here.


Located 8 miles away from Gunvenna Holiday Park and, just inland on the Camel River estuary Wadebridge was once famous as a centre for wool production, but is now a lively hub of the north coast.

 It’s the starting point for the most popular stretch of the Camel Cycle Trail and bikes can be hired here so you can explore it for yourself.

Wadebridge has many shops, restraunts, supermarkets cafes and a cinema.

Tintagel & Boscastle

Steeped in history, both Tintagel and Boscastle are must sees while you are in Cornwall.  

You can climb across the newly built bridge to see the statue of King Arthur and the ruins of Tintagel Castle. There are also many shops, cafes and other points of interest to keep you busy.

A short drive away you will find Boscastle, nearly washed away in 2004 it has its history with Thomas Hardy and his first wife Emma, whom he met at St Juliot rectory in 1870.

Whilst you’re here be sure to visit the Witchcraft Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and makes for a strange yet fascinating visit.

Port Issac

Home to TV series Doc Martin, Port Issac is a small and beautiful fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall about 6 miles away from Gunvenna Holiday Park.

Port Isaac is set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall’s North coast with two beautiful ports nearby; Port Quin and Port Gaverne. 

 It’s a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that lead down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters. If you happen to be there at the right time you can see the Fisherman’s Friends perform live on the Platt.

 Port Issac has a dog friendly beach all year round.

Beaches and Dog Bans

Please see below for the Blue flag beaches where dogs are banned

from 15 May to 30 September between 10am and 6pm.


    Porthtowan Beach, Porthtowan.

    Porthmeor Beach, St Ives.

    Widemouth Bay Beach, Bude.

    Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth.

    Trevone Beach, near Padstow.

    Carbis Bay Beach, Carbis Bay   


Dog bans will also be in force on the following beaches

between 10am and 6pm between July 1 and August 31.


    Cadgwith Cove, Cadgwith

    Castle Beach, Falmouth

    Cawsand Beach, Cawsand

    Chapel Porth Beach, St Agnes

    Church Cove, Gunwalloe

    Crackington Havern, Bude

    Crooklets Beach, Bude

    Harveys Towans – Godrevy Point,  Hayle

    Housel Bay, The Lizard

    Kennack Sands Beach, The Lizard

    Kynance Cove, The Lizard

    Maenporth Beach, Falmouth

    Mousehole Beach to Skilly Beach

    Newlyn Beach to Battery Rocks

    Penzance Harbour to Marazion


    Poldhu Beach, Mullion

    Polurrian Cove Beach, Mullion

    Polzeath Beach, Polzeath

    Porth Beach, Porth

    Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno

    Porthgwarra Beach, St Levan

    Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives

    Porthleven West, Porthleven

    Porthminister Beach, St Ives

    Porthpean Beach, St Austell

    Portmellon Cove, Mevagissey

    Portreath Beach including Harbour, Portreath

    Praa Sands Beach, Praa Sands

    Readymoney Cove, Fowey

    Sennen Beach, Sennen

    St George’s Well, Padstow

    St Ives Harbour Beach, St Ives

    Summer’s Beach, St Mawes

    Swanpool Beach, Falmouth

    Tattam’s Beach, Portscatho

    Tunnel Beach, Falmouth

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