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Cornwall’s most romantic places

Cornwall is full of dreamy spaces worthy of an anniversary celebration, romantic weekend away, or swoonsome day out with your favourite person. From secluded coves to soul-stirring moorlands, Cornwall’s rich and eclectic mix of scenery is sure to cast Cupid’s arrow in your direction as you fall for a new destination or reinvigorate a long-held passion for ‘your’ place.

The golden sands and clear blue waters at Porthcurno beach in Cornwall

These winsome wheres make for spectacular settings to an amorous amble or beautiful beach day, giving you every excuse to soak up Cornwall’s enviable landscapes. They also make for a rather spectacular backdrop if you plan to pop the question during your stay.

Excited to find an unbelievably beautiful setting for your lovesome visit? Here are some seriously romantic places in Cornwall in which to spend your memorable holiday...

Kynance Cove

Rugged cliffs and turquoise waters at Kynance Cove in Cornwall

Nestled in a sheltered south-facing spot near England’s most southerly point, Kynance Cove’s wild beauty and crystal clear waters are truly something to behold, whether you fancy a ramble along the coast path or retreating to the toothsome beach café for one of the best crab sandwiches in the county. There are many picturesque picnic spots along the coast here or you can visit after dark for a spot of soulful stargazing - where else can you wish upon a star with such an incredible backdrop!


Rugged cliffs and azure waters at Porthcurno beach in Cornwall

If the stunning sight of Logan’s Rock jutting out into the aquamarine Atlantic doesn’t move you, then the jaw-dropping attraction of world renowned amphitheatre, The Minack – which gazes over the breathtaking trio of beaches below – definitely will. Oh yes, from the azure waters to the golden sands, Porthcurno promises a magical destination for you and someone special. Lamorna Cove is only a stone’s throw away too, so you can double down on your West Cornwall favourites.


An aerial view of the ancient fields and coastline along Zennor with the sea in the background

Forever linked with myth, magic, and mermaids, Zennor’s spectacular coastline has long been one of our favourite lovesome locales. From the rugged cliffs that shelter hidden coves to the welcoming pubs that promise a cosy reprieve during your coastal adventures, there’s a stop-off for every season here, making it the perfect spot for a sweeping circular ramble. A particularly romantic route, the stretch between Zennor and St Ives has become synonymous with wild beauty. Soak up the salt-kissed scenes as you navigate the clifftop paths before settling into a waterside restaurant in St Ives for a refuel with a side of sea views. 


A metal bridge between two cliffs at Tintagel in North Cornwall

Not only are Tintagel and its famous castle the stuff of Arthurian legend, but the scenery – a magnetic mixture of rugged granite cliffs and picturesque seascapes – provides inspiration, intrigue, and a palpable sense of romance. Make the most of your day out on Cornwall’s dramatic north coast with a visit to nearby Port Isaac, where quaint streets and bobbing boats sit in peaceful contrast to the spectacle of Tintagel.

St Michael’s Mount

Looking across a sandy beach at St Michael's Mount, a castle on a tidal island

What could be more alluring than a monastic castle atop a tidal island in the middle of a glistening bay? Sitting a stone’s throw from the ancient market town of Marazion and joined to the beach by a cobbled causeway, St Michael’s Mount is as show-stoppingly magical in the flesh as it is in pictures. When visiting the mount, make sure to keep an eye out for the famous heart-shaped stone that’s nestled in the path. It’s said to belong to the giant Cormoran, who was slain by Jack the Giant Killer - not the most romantic of stories but a picture with the heart stone is always a memorable keepsake.

Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps at night with the Milky Way above the cliffs and sea stacks

Just north of Newquay lies the otherworldy Bedruthan Steps, where striking, staggered rock formations command your attention along this particularly enchanting stretch of coastline that offers first-rate walking and one of the best storm-watching spots in Cornwall. What’s more, it’s a Dark Sky Discovery Site (and one of only a few spots in Cornwall where the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye), making it the perfect place for some good old-fashioned and romantic stargazing.


The beautiful waterside town of Fowey in Cornwall

Follow in the footsteps of novelist Daphne du Maurier, as you explore the tranquil beauty of Fowey. Discover the unspoilt town, natural harbour, and its smattering of nearby gems, including Polruan, Lostwithiel and Menabilly, as you soak up the waterside views and laidback atmosphere of one of Cornwall’s most romantic destinations. Riverside walks and dreamy boat trips make for a rather special day trip in this dappled wonderland in South Cornwall.

The Roseland

The pretty waterside town of St Mawes

Set in an Area of Natural Outstanding Natural Beauty (now known as a National Landscape), The Roseland encompasses everywhere from the seaside charms of St Mawes and Portloe to the winding creeks and wooded riversides of Carrick Roads and the Fal River. A sublime stretch of the South West Coast Path awaits too, allowing you to lose yourself in the abundant beauty of your surrounds.

Bodmin Moor

Two people walking up a wooded hill on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall

Boasting a moorland so ruggedly romantic you half expect Heathcliff to emerge from behind a nearby boulder, Bodmin Moor is the place to be for a walk worthy of your favourite romance novel. A series of tors rise from the heathland, offering staggering views across the heather-topped landscapes, while a welcoming collection of historic pubs promise cosy corners and flowing ales. 

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