Couples Activities in Cornwall

January 20th, 2020

Whether you’re planning a Valentine’s Day celebration or simply want a romantic getaway to spend time with your partner, Cornwall offers such a diverse range of activities that it is the perfect destination for couples.


Regardless of whether your dream time together is spent relaxing in nature as you stroll through woodlands and coastlines, or if you’d rather a more action-packed adventure, Cornwall has it all covered. We take a look at some of the exciting activities you can enjoy together as a couple in Cornwall.


Take a Boat Trip

As a coastal county, Cornwall isn’t short on boats – there are plenty of places for you to head for a boat trip of your choosing. From ferry rides to St Mawes, where you can wander The Roseland coastline, to paddling yourself around Falmouth Harbour in a kayak, there’s a boating activity for all.


See Sea Life

If you love marine life, then head to Falmouth or Padstow to embark on a sea safari, where you may spot seals, dolphins and an abundance of sea birds!


Visit a Garden

Walking through nature and admiring the beautiful blooms is a perfect romantic activity for couples, and luckily, Cornwall has many gorgeous gardens to choose from. Some of the standout spots include the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah, Glendurgan and Trelissick.


Tasty Treats Await

A bonus with visiting these gardens is that most are accompanied by a wonderful café or restaurant, allowing you to have a lovely meal together after exploring the estates.


Go Stargazing

With moorland and expanses of countryside throughout Cornwall, there are plenty of places away from the bright lights of towns and cities where you can head to gaze at the stars.


Make it More Romantic

Bring along a picnic full of romantic treats, such as Champagne and chocolates, and enjoy the atmospheric night’s sky. It may be a little chilly out when it’s dark, so head back to your hot tub cottages in Cornwall to warm up!


Ice Skating

If you’re heading to Cornwall during the winter months or for Valentine’s Day, then a visit to the Eden Project is a must, as they have their ice rink open until the end of February.


As well as getting to enjoy the wonders of the tropical biomes, you’ll get to spend great time together with your partner as you hit the rink and skate around together.


Enjoy a Drink with a Great View

Whether you fancy a pint or a warming cup of hot chocolate, there are plenty of cosy pubs and seaside cafes that offer a delightful drink accompanied by incredible views of the stunning Cornish countryside, rivers and coastline.


Try Local Nibbles

Many such places will also offer a delicious range of foods created using locally sourced produce.


Take a Stroll Along the Beach

There are over 300 beaches in Cornwall, so you and your partner will have plenty of choice when it comes to finding a spot along the Cornish coastline to visit. Stroll along beaches with vast stretches of golden sand as the sun rises or sets for a romantic moment or discover a secret cove together as you explore the coastline.


Visit a Romantic Location

As well as beaches, there are plenty of other romantic locations in Cornwall that you can visit. If you’re a fan of Poldark, then why not follow in the footsteps of Ross and Demelza, heading to filming locations, such as Porthgwarra Cove, to see where the stunning scenes were created.


Other romantic spots to visit could include the fairytale-like waterfalls of St Nectan’s Glen, the famous Bedruthan Steps and the iconic landmark of St Michael’s Mount!


If you’re heading to Cornwall with your partner and are thinking about proposing, then check out these top spots to propose in Cornwall!

10 simple ways to show your love on Valentines Day

February 12th, 2015

Coming to stay in 5 star cottages in Cornwall should be the ultimate gesture for your love in our opinion, slightly biased as it may be. But what about if you are wanting to offer a few simple ways to be romantic too? We’ve got just the thing for you. Some are perfect for your visit to Cornwall on a romantic break, and some you can use for when you’re not here. The choice is yours. Share the love courtesy of us here at The Valley Cottages.