Looking for romantic places in Cornwall to charm your date on valentines day or to spend a private couples weekend away?

Cornwall is filled with dreamy places to spend a special weekend with the one you love. The wild rolling hills, vast open beaches and intimate sheltered coves of the county all make for some magical romantic places in Cornwall. 

From fine wining and dining to heart-racing cliff tops, see what you can find to sweep your date off their feet on a romantic break in Cornwall. Perfect for planning a Valentine’s day long weekend in Cornwall, read on to choose your ideal date from these romantic places in Cornwall.

Our Top Romantic Places in Cornwall:

  1. Alfresco Champagne and Tapas – Porthmeor Beach Cafe
  2. WeSUP Paddleboarding Centre – Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
  3. Beach Fire Cooking – Gwithian Sands
  4. Minack Theatre – Porthcurno
  5. Wild Walking – Zennor
  6. The Tate and Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden – St Ives

Porthmeor Beach Cafe

Date Type:

Alfresco Champagne + Tapas

Dress Code:

Lunchtime Romance Chic

Open daily from 12 pm – 4 pm, treat your date to a table for two at Porthmeor Beach Café for a charming lunchtime experience. The perfect romantic place in Cornwall for a late-night weekend date, dine with the sun setting from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. With champagnes from Cornwall, Italy and France, share a few plates from the creative tapas selection and treat yourself to high-quality cuisine.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Take a hand in hand romantic walk along Porthmeor beach
  • Share high-quality tapas and fizz
  • Open-air cocktail bar
  • Enjoy romantic panoramic beach views
  • Perfect place to watch a romantic sunset with the one you love
  • Get cosy with your partner under a blanket on the terrace
Woman taking photo of sunset at Porthmeor Beach Cafe
Porthmeor Beach Café

Romantic Place In Cornwall:

WeSUP Paddleboarding Centre

Date Type:

Water Adventure + New Skills

Dress Code:

Swimwear, T-shirt and Towels

This romantic place in Cornwall is ideal for active couples. Learning new skills together is exciting, and Stand Up Paddleboarding aka (SUP) is a water activity like no other. WeSUP provides world-class experiences based on Gylly Beach in Falmouth from beginner lessons to Cornish coastline tours and open from 9 am in Spring/Summer and 11 am in Autumn/Winter. You can even give WeSUP to your date as a gift with WeSUP’s popular gift vouchers.

Romantic Ideas:

  • SUP on crystal clear waters
  • Explore the Cornish coastline together
  • Learn a new activity together
  • Share a romantic kiss on the Cornish sea
  • Watch the beautiful sunrise before your SUP
Woman silhouette at sea paddle-boarding at dawn

Romantic Place In Cornwall:

Gwithian Sands

Date Type:

Beach Fire Cooking

Dress Code:

Woolly Hats, Cosy Clothes, Chefs Apron

If you were thinking of treating your partner to a romantic meal and impressing them with your culinary skills, then why not find a private spot in the romantic Gwithian Sand dunes, layout a thick blanket and cook a meal for two over a beach fire with a glass of celebratory bubbly? With golden-white sand, a turquoise sea and a romantic sunset, Gwithian is up there as one of the romantic places in Cornwall.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Steal a kiss with your love in the sand dunes
  • Share Valentine’s gifts over dessert
  • Cook your partner a romantic favourite meal
  • Get cosy with your date in front of the fire
  • Watch the romantic sunset
  • After dinner take a romantic moonlit stroll on the beach
Food wrapped in tinfoil being cooked outside

Romantic Place In Cornwall:

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

Date Type:

Evening Open Air Theatre

Dress Code:

Cliff-top Glam

This stunning romantic place in Cornwall is a date night like no other. Going to the theatre is a classic date destination, but the world-famous, open-air Minack Theatre is a whole different experience. Sit hand in hand and overlook the Minack headland where a theatre has been carved into the cliff-face overlooking Porthcurno. Cuddle with each other under the stars and watch a talented performance, you might even catch a romantic play about love.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Cuddle up with your love under the stars
  • Read your own love poem or verse
  • Hike the clifftop hand in hand with your partner
  • Watch a romantic performance together
  • Share a flask of tea on the amphitheatre
  • Share a Cornish Cream Tea in the Cafe
A view of the sea and Minack Theatre

Romantic Place In Cornwall:

Zennor, South West Coastal Path

Date Type:

Wild Walk and Two Cosy Inns

Dress Code:

Comfy shoes, Camera, Pint Glass

We would argue that cosy Cornish pubs can be some of the most romantic places in Cornwall. With roaring fires and dark corners in which to steal a kiss, Cornwall’s pubs can make the perfect romantic location. So, why not plan a wild 2-mile coastal walk between Zennor’s Tinners Arms (much-loved by DH Lawrence) and The Gurnard’s Head? The rugged south-west coastal path is enough to get your hearts racing, especially when legend says the crystal clear waters is home to a mermaid who lured a local chorister into the waves.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Experience breathtaking views together from the cliff tops
  • Treat your partner to a pub lunch for two
  • Cosy up with your love by a roaring fire
  • Reminisce on the beginnings of your romance over Cornish cider
Elderly woman and gentleman looking  at each other on coastal walk

Romantic Place In Cornwall:

The Tate, Barbara Hepworth Sculptures

Date Type:

A Love for Art

Dress Code:

Artistic Chic

Nothing has inspired more artists and been the focus of iconic pieces of art than love. So, what better way to spend a romantic day in Cornwall than taking in art with your love? Take a stroll through subtropical gardens littered with monumental bronze, stone and wood sculptures inspired by the coastal environment around St Ives in one of the most creative and romantic places in Cornwall.

Barbara Hepworth is one of Cornwall’s most eminent artists, and a walk through her studio and sculpture gardens invites you to experience her passion and love for this stunning landscape. Get joint entry into the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Tate St Ives, and complete your art tour with a tipple at the sea-view café on the top floor of the Tate.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Gift your partner with flowers while you browse the sculptures
  • Read some poetic verses to your love
  • Take a romantic picnic to enjoy amongst the art
Boy holding flowers behind his back for girl

Take a romantic break in Cornwall, staying in one of Carbis Bay Holidays’ cottages for couples in the St Ives area. We’ve got boutique boltholes, honeymoon hideaways and little love nests to choose from.  

By: Tony Townsend On:21st January 2020
Categories:Blog

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