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

Cornwall has many places where romance blossoms for all types of couples. From fine wining and dining to heart racing cliff tops, see what you can find to sweep your date off their feet. Plan ahead for honeymoons, valentines day, anniversary celebrations and long weekends in Cornwall, also take a look at where you can stay for a romantic break. Read on to choose your ideal date from these romantic places in Cornwall.

Romantic Place in Cornwall:

Porthmeor Beach Cafe

Date Type:

Alfresco Champagne + Tapas

Dress Code:

Lunchtime 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. For a late-night weekend date, dine with the sun setting from 6 pm – 9 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. With champagne from Cornwall, Italy and France, share a few plates from the creative tapas selection and treat yourself to high-quality cuisine.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Hand in hand walk along Porthmeor beach
  • Share high-quality tapas and fizz
  • Open air cocktail bar
  • Enjoy panoramic beach views
  • Perfect place for a sunset
  • Get cosy 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

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 their popular gift vouchers.

Romantic Ideas:

  • SUP on crystal clear waters
  • Explore the Cornish coastline together
  • Learn a new activity together
  • Share a kiss on the ocean
  • 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:

Wooly Hats, Cosy Clothes, Chefs Apron

If you were thinking of impressing your partner with your culinary skills, then find a private spot in Gwithian Sand dunes, lay out 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 cracking sunset, Gwithian is up there as one of the romantic places in Cornwall.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Steal a kiss in the sand dunes
  • Give a gift for dessert
  • Cook their favourite meal
  • Get cosy in front of the fire
  • Watch the Sunset
  • Walk off dinner 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

Going to the theatre is a classic date destination, but the world-famous, open-air Minack Theatre is a whole different experience. Hold 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 play about love.

Romantic Ideas:

  • Cuddle up under the stars
  • Read your own love poem or verse
  • Hike the the cliff top hand in hand
  • Watch a 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

Some would argue that cosy Cornish pubs can be the most romantic places in the Duchy. 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 heart racing cliff tops
  • Enjoy a pub lunch for two
  • Cosy up by a roaring fire
  • Reminisce 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

Stroll through subtropical gardens littered with monumental bronze, stone and wood sculptures inspired by the coastal environment around St Ives. Barbara Hepworth is one of Cornwall’s most eminent artists, and a spin around her studio and sculpture gardens invites you to experience her passion 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 some flowers/sculpture
  • Read some poetic verse
  • Take a romantic picnic
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 2019
Categories:Blog

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