Celebrating Valentine’s Day In Cornwall
Are you on holiday in Cornwall for Valentine’s Day? We are hopeless romantics here at Cornish Escapes, so we have drawn up a list of our favourite places in Cornwall for Valentine celebrations. If you are lucky enough to be in Cornwall, here are a few suggestions for this special day.
Plan A Special Day
If you love the idea of relaxing together, why not bring the pampering to your doorstep? Home Spa Cornwall bring the spa to you, whether you would just like 30 minutes of pampering or a whole day and evening of treats, there’s something to suit everyone.
For couples who like to share an adventure, yes, you can still take a surfing lesson in February (find out more about winter surfing here). If you want to test your talents together but prefer a warmer environment, Philleigh Way Cookery School offers a great range of classes.
Walk Off Into The Sunset
Or at least, go for a walk together. Trencrom Hill (near St Ives) is a romantic place for a glass of fizz while you watch the sun go down (weather permitting!). This National Trust managed hill has sweeping views across West Cornwall and you can explore the remains of the Neolithic fort. Trencrom has a small car park at its foot (TR27 6NJ ish), or you can reach it via the St Michael’s Way footpaths.
The South West Coast Path is packed full of breathtakingly beautiful stretches for a romantic walk. Try the paths around Zennor or Mousehole, or head up Cape Cornwall for wild Atlantic views. Just be aware that this is February in West Cornwall (oh why can’t Valentine’s Day be in June?) and the footpaths may be wet and muddy. Still, wellies can look sexy on the right person, yes?
Find A Cosy Pub
After braving the elements at the top of Trencrom or The Island, you need a cosy pub. A snug table in the corner of an old inn, ideally with an open fire, is perfect for a romantic evening. The medieval Victoria Inn in Perranuthnoe (between Penzance and Helston) serves excellent food in a lovely environment.
The Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn is another cosy old pub serving excellent food. If you would like a pub with a romantic view, there’s nowhere to top the Godolphin Arms, which is at the foot of the causeway to St Michael’s Mount.
Book A Romantic Restaurant
Carn Brea Castle Restaurant is almost too romantic to be true: aromatic Middle Eastern food served in an actual castle. The Sawalha family has created a truly unique destination in this 18th century hilltop hunting lodge, which has glorious views across the Cornish landscape. Share some mezze at a cosy candlelit table in this incredible venue.
Other recommendations for a romantic dinner for two include The Shore in Penzance (stunning food) and 2 Fore Street in Mousehole. Stroll along Mousehole harbour and around its narrow old lanes after your meal.
Go To The Beach
What do you mean, not in February? The winter is simply the best time to go to the beach if you are looking for a romantic experience. The empty sweep of sand, the wind in your hair, the crashing of the waves… honestly, a Cornish beach in February is the stuff of movies.
The best romantic beach has to be Porthcurno, with its year round silver sands and turquoise sea (although of course, we also love our local St Ives beaches).
Prefer somewhere more secluded? Porthgwarra is a pretty little cove in the west, complete with intriguing old smugglers’ caves and fishing boats. You might recognise Porthgwarra from BBC’s Poldark (just please don’t reenact the skinny dipping scene here. Not in February at least…).
Book Your Cornish Holiday Cottage For Two
Looking for a romantic retreat in Cornwall? We have some super romantic cottages that are perfect for Cornish holidays for two. These cosy cottages are available all year, not just for Valentine’s Day: Cornwall holidays can be romantic in any season.
Check out our favourite romantic holiday homes here.