8 ROMANTIC WAYS TO SPEND VALENTINE'S DAY IN CORNWALL
Written by Georgia Atkins
Breathtaking scenery to admire, charming pubs to cosy up in and luxurious getaways to enjoy, Cornwall is the perfect place to enjoy romance this Valentine’s Day. We pick 8 ways to celebration the occasion with your loved one this February…
Nature and Gardens
Explore nature’s paradise at Trebah Gardens; home to stunning, exotic flora and the soothing sounds of the stream from the River Helford, all making for a special walk with a loved one. Or perhaps visit the National Trust’s Glendurgan gardens where you will be welcomed by the camellias that surround the entrance with blossoming colour. While immersing yourselves in the beauty of the gardens, why not make a pit stop at the Glendurgan Tea House for a tasty hot chocolate and slice of cake by the fire?
Home to romance and magical experiences is St Nectans Glen Waterfall. Soak in the magical surroundings as you hide away by Tintagel’s waterfall and be mesmerised by bird song.
If spending time together with a glass of wine, pint of real ale and a plate of delicious food is your bag, snuggling up at one of Cornwall’s cosy pubs is the perfect way to spend your February 14th. Cosy up in front of the fire at St Austell’s 16th century village pub the Polgooth Inn or soak in the views of the beautiful Stithians Lake from the comfort of The Golden Lion.
Relaxation is key when planning a romantic weekend; a deep tissue massage and a pedicure, what could possibly be better? Whisk your partner away to Bedruthan Spa to indulge in the Sensory Spa Garden, an hour long body detox to relax you both and enjoy views over the Atlantic Ocean while relaxing in a steamy bath in a cliff top hot tub at the Scarlet Spa.
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Nothing is quite as stunning as frost coated Cornwall as it glistens in the daylight, walking hand in hand with your loved one this February. Feel the fresh sea breeze against your skin as you walk along the rocky headland of Land’s End while gazing out across the Atlantic Ocean.
For a more gentle ramble, take a wonder down to Kynance Cove, Helston’s heavenly beach with soft, golden sand for the perfect romantic evening stroll.
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End your day with a picture-perfect sunset from some of Cornwall’s best landscapes. Situated on the North Cornwall coastline is Watergate Bay beach, a large sandy plane, and perfect for exploring barefoot. Another Cornish delight on the north coast is Mawgan Porth, the perfect location for a quieter, romantic and more intimate setting for you and your partner. Escape the sand with a hilltop seat overlooking Helston at Godolphin with panoramic views to watch the sunset.
Just a stones throw away from the centre of Newquay is the Lusty Glaze Beach Bar & Restaurant with a menu brimming with locally sourced seaside cuisine, plenty of live entertainment and a roaring fire. Red roses will fill The Riverside restaurant this Valentine’s Day while you enjoy a three course set menu complemented by carefully chosen wine.
Awaiting your arrival with a glass of Moët at reception and bedrooms decorated with chocolate truffles and flowers, The Fowey Hotel is bound to get you in the mood for a romantic weekend away. In the evening, dress up for a romantic meal at the award winning Spinnakers Restaurant in the hotel with incredible views in an ambient setting.
The Old Quay House Hotel, Fowey
For views over the beautiful River Fowey, The Old Quay House Hotel brings guests that much closer to nature with its picture-perfect location. Spend Valentine’s Day relaxing in the hotel’s gorgeous, individually designed bedrooms before enjoying a delicious dinner in the restaurant.
Or take a trip to the north Cornish coast for an in-house spa with picturesque views over the sea at Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa.
As you walk into your room at the St Michaels Hotel & Spa you’ll be welcomed by champagne on ice to start the Valentine’s celebrations right. Spend your afternoon in the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna or even relaxing on the sun deck as you indulge in your mini break away from the everyday hustle and bustle.