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First Light

50° 32′ 39.240″N -4° 54′ 59.959″W

From the large, sunkissed terrace, enjoy majestic views where rolling Cornish countryside melts into calm estuary waters, just moments from Porthilly Cove and Rock Beach.

First Light occupies an enviable position in the heart of Rock. Here, you won't need to reach for the car keys as all that Rock has to offer is within walking distance.

When you aren't enjoying lazy days admiring the view from the sun deck, you can stroll down to lesser-known Porthilly Beach in less than five minutes or to the vast expanse of Rock Beach in less than ten minutes. Enjoy a dip in the calm estuary waters or a picnic amongst the dunes. Rock Beach is a great destination for a family day out, with plenty of sheltered spots for barbecues and picnics.

You'll be spoilt for choice with an array of holiday watersports, coastal walks, vibrant restaurants, pubs and delicatessens on your doorstep. Just around the corner is the simply stunning St Enodoc Golf Course, which enjoys spectacular estuary and sea views. Polzeath Beach is just a five-minute drive away, with surf conditions perfect for those who wish to learn or improve their technique.

Experience a fantastic day on the other side of the estuary by taking the ferry from Rock to Padstow. Here, you can stroll around the harbour and watch the fishing boats bobbing on the water. Why not sample some of Rick Stein's fish and chips with locally made ice-cream for dessert? If it's a special occasion, head to Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 restaurant for a fine dining experience.

To see the exact location of First Light, take a look at the map below.

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Walk to the beach

First Light is located a hop, skip and jump away from the sands of Porthilly Beach. At low tide, take a right down Rock Road and before you reach Rock Sailing Club, take the public footpath on the left. Door to sand is less than five minutes. Alternatively, continue along Rock Road and you will reach Rock Beach in under ten minutes.

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