Five essential activities for your romantic weekend in Cornwall
Looking for the perfect romantic escape? With its wind-swept moors, stunning coastline and world-famous beaches, Cornwall has everything you need to reconnect with nature – and each other.
In fact, Cornwall has become a renowned couples destination, its bustling foodie scene and dramatic coastal backdrop placing it firmly on the map as a must-visit destination.
And, for those who want to say goodbye to big crowds and busy streets, there are plenty of beautiful spots just waiting to be rediscovered by those with a taste of adventure.
Here, we’ve highlighted the top five essential activities for your romantic break in Cornwall.
Reconnecting in nature
Whether you’re a coast path stomper or a wild sea swimmer, reconnecting with nature is a sure-fire way to reconnect with each other, too.
If you’re not sure where to start, discover some of Cornwall’s most celebrated natural wonders, like the waterfall at St Nectan’s Glen, steeped in lore and mystery, or the once globally renowned Holy Well in St Cuthbert’s Cave at Holywell Bay.
Dive into the waves at Fistral Beach for that fresh, saltwater feeling or forest bathe at Ladock Woods, just a short ride from The Plume, and embrace the quiet nature has to offer.
There’s no better way to fall in love again when the world is switched on and the phones are switched off.
Wine tasting bike tours
Cornwall’s Camel Trail isn’t just popular for its picturesque 18-mile cycle path that runs from Bodmin to Padstow; it’s also home to one of the Duchy’s most iconic wineries, Camel Valley. And, undoubtedly, the most romantic way to see it together is by hiring a tandem bike and cycling from Wadebridge to Padstow with a wine-infused pit-stop along the way.
In the summer, stroll Camel Valley’s sun-drenched vineyards and enjoy a guided tour, followed by the chance to sample the collection. With amazing views and a down-to-earth Cornish vibe, you won’t regret the journey.
Exploring the Tin Coast
Cornwall is famous for its mining heritage and, today, you can still see the evidence of chimney houses, mine shafts and more along the coastline. Head to West Cornwall, and you’ll find the now-protected Tin Coast. A World Heritage Site, this stretch of coast is bursting with mining history, the structures woven into the iconic landscape. Along the way, discover Geevor Tin Mine, one of Cornwall’s last working mines, which closed in 1990 and is now preserved on the edge of the Atlantic. Surrounded by moorlands and dramatic coastline, grab a Cornish pasty from the contemporary café and soak in the breath-taking view just steps from the cliff-edge.
Stargazing at Cornwall’s Dark Sky Park
Home to two International Dark Sky Parks, Cornwall is one of the best places in the UK to go stargazing – and what’s more romantic than cuddling up under a blanket of stars with just nature at your feet?
On a clear night, expect sparkling vistas at Bodmin Moor or West Penwith, the two sites which have now been protected from excessive light pollution activity for purely dark skies. With a bottle of bubbles and an artisan picnic to top off the evening, it’s a couples experience like no other.
Dining at Lewinnick Lodge
Just 20 minutes by car from The Plume, Lewinnick Lodge is perched on the cliffs of Pentire Headland, and is one of Newquay’s most coveted dining experiences.
With a menu inspired by the land and sea that surrounds it, enjoy brasserie favourites with a contemporary twist as you gaze at the Atlantic from the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows. This venue is ideal whether you’re an avid storm watcher, or looking for that perfect sun-downer drinks spot to end your day.
Staying at The Plume
The perfect base for your romantic weekend in Cornwall is ready and waiting at The Plume. With easy access to the A30, the county’s main through road, and just minutes from the coast and countryside alike, we’ve got everything you need to escape the hustle and bustle.
After exploring miles of Cornwall’s coastline, or simply enjoying each other’s company in nature, return to our historic country inn for classic pub food with a twist. Our rooms are a home away from home, offering warm hospitality and luxury in the heart of the Duchy.