Date Ideas & Accommodation in Cornwall

- The Seaside Destination of The South West

Many a happy childhood memory has formed on the ragged coastline of Cornwall. This is the ideal romantic destination for couples who like the fresh salty air and coastal walks.

If you and your partner are the adventurous type, take in the stunning scenery in one of the warmest short stay destinations in England.

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Cornwall is a charming location, ideal for visit gardens in the full bloom of high summer. It is home to garden gnomes and pottery production companies, to defending your chips from vengeful seagulls and making memories on theme park rides.

A date night away in Cornwall lets you explore the epic Tintagel Castle, which balances on the edge of rocky cliffs and a rockier sea. In Cornwall, you can even visit the natural (and very cute) wonders found at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

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Couples love Cornwall for sunbathing on the spectacular St Ives beach. Climb the cliffs of Bude or camp in the intimate bay at Perranporth for a more secluded staycation destination.

Choose from pod camping, glamping, hotels, hostels, B&B stays, and more. Cornwall is the seaside stay destination that couples will never forget.

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Date ideas in Cornwall

What are the best sites to visit as a couple in Cornwall? Here are our favourite date ideas for those looking for those in love:

 

Watch the sun go down at Perranporth Beach

Watch the sun go down at Perranporth Beach. Here you’ll find stretches of secluded golden sands, clear waters and is known to have one of the best sunset views.

Watergate Bay is a little more active and offers amazing hot chocolates from The Beach Hut to watch the sun going down over a two mile stretch of beach.

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Go for a picture perfect picnic - without lifting a finger

If you’re looking for something a little bit more unique and intimate, why not contact Dine with Iris, who dreams up the most amazing picnic packages for you and your partner to enjoy.

The set up is impressive to say the least, with low set table dining on the sand, flowers and place settings, along with a bespoke chalkboard message to say something special. The fresh food grazing platters look mouth watering and it is fair to say, these are the picnics of dreams for a memorable occasion.

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Visit Britain's famous indoor rainforest

Visit Britain’s famous indoor rainforest at the Eden Project. Built over twenty years ago, a China clay pit was transformed into a 30 acres of outdoor gardens.

Hosting bubble-like biomes, this place is incredible biological engineering, preserving a global range of plants in artificial climates! A must see if you’re down that way!

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Panoramic beach views as you dine? It's a yes from us.

If panoramic views are what you’re searching for accompanied by great food, head to Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay. Here you will find incredible unrivalled views of Fistral Beach. Whether you’re here just for the sea food or the sunset views, there is something quite special about this location by the Atlantic sea.

Another sort after lunch venue is Lusty Glaze’s restaurant, a popular beachside wedding location and even better, dogs are welcome!

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Cocktails, beach bars and great vibes all round!

When it’s time to quench your thirst after an incredible day out, head to Belushi’s on Towan Bay. This is a prime location with a buzzing atmosphere, looking out across ocean views as you try some of the best cocktails in Newquay.

 

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If you enjoy the lively atmosphere, the Watering Hole at Perranporth Beach is a guaranteed choice for a proper beach bar! Here you’ll find a chilled out atmosphere, tasty food and real ales from the local breweries.

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Ruby’s Bar in the famous Padstow Harbour offers a bit more of a contemporary setting and is the perfect place to cosy up with freshly shaken cocktails on an evening with your date.

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Take a peaceful stroll around Trebah Gardens

Enjoy a peaceful stroll at the scented, sensual 26 acre Trebah Gardens. This is a magical sub-tropical garden, where you’ll find the perfect escape from reality with your favourite person. Wander through endless beauty and the private beach and experience real Cornish solitude.

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Explore Cornwall by water on a kayak or paddleboard

Explore Cornwall by water and take your lover out Kayaking. Enjoy the fresh sea air and get your arms working to really appreciate that pub lunch at the end! Whether it’s a private tours or going rogue, you are in for a lot of fun!

If kayaking isn’t for you, paddle boarding is a popular activity here too. If this sparks your interest, consider heading to Polkerris Beach which is a sheltered cove surrounded by an impressive coastline. Here you can hire paddleboards and explore locations off the beaten track.

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Did someone say wine? - try a vineyard tour & tastings

Nothing says romance like a vineyard tour and wine tasting…! Sample your way through 6 wines in an immersive two hour experience at Cornish Wine Tours. This is a guaranteed date day winner and a great start to your tiddly trip away.

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Get lost together in the 200 acre Hidden Garden of Heligan built in the 19th century and forgotten after the First World War.

It’s time to get out the cotton candy and enjoy Flambards Theme Park where you can have a laugh with your date on the scariest rides. Perfect for adding a little fun and silliness to your date experience and relive childhood memories.

Flambards also has some fantastic indoor life-size villages. Step back in time into Victorian villages and Britain in the Blitz:

...And relax. Wind down with a luxury spa day

If all this has sounded a little active so far, why don’t you consider C Bay Spa for a well-deserved wind down that you both need. Boasting a show-stopping outdoor pool and a range of treatment opportunities, you can both soak up the Cornish views as you replenish and rejuvenate.

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Things to do for free...

There are many free things to do in Cornwall, a county in South West England known for its beautiful coastline, charming villages, and rich history. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Visit the beach: Cornwall is home to many beautiful beaches, many of which are free to access. Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the sandy coves and crystal-clear waters.

  2. Take a hike: Cornwall has a number of stunning coastal and countryside walks that are free to enjoy. The South West Coast Path is a particularly popular route, offering breathtaking views of the coast.

  3. Explore the villages: Cornwall is home to many charming villages, many of which are free to explore. Stroll through the narrow streets and admire the quaint cottages and picturesque gardens.

  4. Visit a garden: Cornwall has a number of beautiful gardens that are open to the public, including the Eden Project, which is home to a range of exotic plants and flowers.

  5. Learn about Cornish history: Cornwall has a rich history, and there are many museums and heritage sites that offer free admission. Visit Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, or the National Maritime Museum Cornwall to learn more about the county’s past.

Accommodation in Cornwall

Interested in visiting Cornwall? Here are our 4 favourite accommodation options.

Click the links to find out more information and to compare availability and prices.

1) The Marazion Hotel

  • Check into this boutique hotel standing tall above the Pentire Headland cliffs. You will stay in designer rooms that feel bright and sleek. Each room guarantees a king size bed for a comfortable sleep, flat screen televisions with movies on demand and Bluetooth speakers for your enjoyment. Not to forget, you won’t be disappointed with the fantastic views of the Atlantic.
  • The stylish bedrooms offer sea views towards St Michael’s Mount and are equipped with televisions, hairdryers and coffee/tea making facilities. All bedrooms have a private ensuite bathroom.
  • Enjoy dining in the hotel’s Cutty Sark Restaurant, in which he menu offers locally sourced produce and homemade desserts.
  • The Coffee Lounge overlooks Marazion’s Square, providing an excellent place to kick back and relax with freshly prepared coffee, homemade cakes or cream teas.
  •  You will be approximately 20 miles from The Lizard and 4 miles from Penzance. If you are interested in visiting the open-air theatre or St Ives gallery, you can get to both in 20-30 minute drives.

2) Lewinnick Lodge

  • Check into this boutique hotel standing tall above the Pentire Headland cliffs. You will stay in designer rooms that feel bright and sleek. Each room guarantees a king size bed for a comfortable sleep, flat screen televisions with movies on demand and Bluetooth speakers for your enjoyment. Not to forget, you won’t be disappointed with the fantastic views of the Atlantic.
  • Take a short 5 minute drive to the famous Fistral Beach for a romantic day out together. You can find stunning coastal walks all around Lewinnick Lodge, including a 10 minute car journey to Newquay’s town centre. Further attractions include Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium near by.
  • The Lodge’s restaurant offers modern British menu’s and specialises in local seafood dishes. You will be provided with breakfast each morning using local Cornish produce. Dine inside the bright and airy restaurant, or enjoy a beer in the sun on the terrace in the warmer seasons.
  • You can bring up to 2 dogs to stay in you room (£20.00 pe dog p/n)

3) St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa

  • Modern hotel overlooking Porthminster Beach, with impressive views over St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse.
  • 5 minute walk from St Ives centre and direct access to Porthminster Beach.
  • All bedrooms have free WIFI, televisions/radio’s and complimentary tea/coffee facilities. Many bedrooms come with sea view balconies and Room Service is 24/7.
  • Enjoy speciality seafood dishes caught nearby and à la carte menu in The Terrace Bar and Restaurant. Sit back and enjoy real ales and cream tea in the spacious Lounge area.
  • Relax in The St Ives Harbour Spa, with complimentary robes and slippers. This spa boasts an indoor heated pool and hot tub area, crystal steam rooms, fitness suites and saunas. Enjoy the complimentary herbal teas and water to keep you hydrated.

4) Padstow Harbour Hotel

  • A recently refurbished 4-star hotel in the small, busy fishing port of Padstow, famous for the seafood and majestic atmosphere.
  • Take in the breath taking, post-card perfect views of Padstow Harbour and Camel Estuary.
  • Each bedroom includes a television, private bathroom and working area, along with the majority bedrooms including views across the water. Complimentary tea/coffee facilities ae included, along with hairdryers and ironing facilities.
  • The onsite popular Harbour Kitchen: Bar and Terrace boasts views over the harbour. Sit back and enjoy Cornish produce from the daily menu, or treat yourself to afternoon cream tea!
  • If you feel like venturing out to dine, you will find famous restaurants are only a short walk away from your accommodation, including those of chef Rick Stein!

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