The team at Stay In Cornwall runs through the top most romantic spots to visit in this beautiful county
Known as one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, you’ll often find Cornwall packed with families during the summer holidays, but it’s also perfect for couples looking to get away somewhere special without heading abroad.
Cornwall’s coast is lined with beautiful towns and villages including fishing harbours, seaside villages backing onto huge stretches of sand and maritime towns packed with history.
Here are five of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall for a truly memorable holiday with your loved one…
The largest village on the remote Lizard Peninsula, you’ll have the pretty Mullion Cove, a small beach and harbour on your doorstep, and the stunning Poldhu Cove just a short walk away.
There’s also gorgeous coastal scenery all the way along to Porthleven or Lizard Point in the other direction. It also has some charming pubs and great places to eat, serving the freshest catches from the village harbour.
Tintagel is a place steeped in legend, with its connections to King Arthur and Merlin, and its beautiful scenery is also sure to fill you with intrigue. Explore the ruins of the historic castle, a truly spectacular sight, while the village itself is also filled with quaint cottages, shops and cafes.
Make time to visit St Nectan’s Glen, a 60ft high waterfall located nearby, another amazing sight to behold with your loved one by your side.
Boasting stunning views towards Land’s End and the Lizard Peninsula, Marazion is a pretty coastal town with a gorgeous sandy beach. From the coastline, you can gaze across to the jewel in Marazion’s crown; St Michael’s Mount.
This stunning island sits half a mile from the shore, crowned with a castle and tropical gardens, and at low tide, you can walk along the causeway to this fairytale isle.
Mevagissey is a picture-postcard fishing village on the South Cornwall coast, with boats bobbing in the harbour and a maze of streets packed with shops and museums. From the harbour you can take a boat ride up the coastline to Fowey, with the chance to spot dolphins.
Nearby you’ll also find the Lost Gardens of Heligan, where you can follow winding paths through the tropical gardens. By night, head to one of the many restaurants for a taste of the local seafood.
Surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, Padstow is a renowned foodie destination which also offers views to die for over its working harbour. Head for a stroll or bike ride along the town’s famous Camel Trail before tucking into a cream tea at one of its quaint cafes or dining in Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant.
If you’re looking for somewhere to base your romantic adventure, take a look at Stay In Cornwall and their collection of romantic holiday cottages, set in great locations across the region, including the villages above and many more