Discover the top 10 romantic spots when on holiday in Cornwall to go with your loved ones for a couples escape making memories to last a lifetime.
Carved into the cliff above Porth Curnow beach, with the Atlantic Ocean crashing into the rocks below, is the Minack Theatre, a stunning, natural amphitheatre with seats and stage etched out of the rock. Make sure you take a warm blanket and hot flask of something warm to drink and snuggle up and watch a play or the fisherman on the rocks, it doesn’t matter.
There is something about the Cornish coastline that is just like nowhere else in the world and Porth Curnow beach has a mystical atmosphere about it that is almost spiritual. If you are lucky enough to have the beach to yourself and take a picnic there is nowhere better to watch the sun go down.
Blending into the rugged coastline around the legendary coastline at Tintagel is St Nectan’s Glen. Like Tintagel, this picturesque spot comes with its own myths and legends and tales of Cornish Pixies and fairies. Take a walk through the temperate rainforest along the banks of the River Trevillet and you will encounter the natural waterfalls at St Nectan’s Glen.
This beautiful, wooded creek can be found on the west bank of the Helford River. The Creek was made famous by the Daphne du Maurier book of the same name and well worth a read before you visit this part of Cornwall. The creek can be accessed via a wooded, valley path that meanders along the shoreline from Helford Village. Be careful if exploring the creek by boat, it gets very shallow at low tide.
The beach at Kynance Cove is widely recognised as being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. To fully appreciate it check the tides and make sure you time your visit with low tide, this way the mystical beach opens up for you and the turquoise water compliments the reds and greens of the serpentine rocks. Be prepared to take a reasonable walk from the the car park on the cliff or even better walk the South West Coast path from The Lizard or Mullion Cove.
Situated just outside St. Austel on the South coast of Cornwall, Charlestown is a rare and often missed gem in the Cornish list of top resorts. The 18th Century Georgian harbour is a UNESCO world heritage site and often used in period dramas like Poldark and the Onedin Line. Once a bustling port, it is now a must see seaside village steeped in Cornish history and charm.
Probably one of the most famous Cornish resorts and known the world over for being the home of King Aurther and his Round Table. Now this ancient heritage site has been lovingly restored and preserved, most recently having a new bridge opened which makes the trek across the raven to the castle much easier.
Another Cornish icon, this island parish is steeped in history and legend. It can only be reached by a causeway at low tide or by boat but once there the castle and surrounding gardens are well worth the visit. Cornish legend says that the mount was formed when the giant Cormoran threw a boulder into what is known as Mounts Bay; it is also the origin of Jack the Giant Killer.
This picturesque Cornish fishing village can be found a few miles west of Penzance. The village is steeped in history and was once a bustling fishing port which was famously sacked by the Spanish in 1595 when the village was burnt to the ground bar one house which still stands today. Dylan Thomas described it as the loveliest village in England.
Hidden on the South side of Falmouth Bay, the Helford River and the beautiful estuaries and villages that are scattered along its river banks is one of the most beautiful and romantic parts of Cornwall. You enter the mouth of the river which entices you to venture further in. After a short sail you will come to the busiest part of the river with Helford Passage and the Ferry Boat Inn on the right bank and Helford Village and the Shipwrights Arms on the left. Beyond that lies Frenchman’s Creek and the river ends at Queek.