Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to switch off your phone, step away from your tablet, shut out the digital distractions and get outside with the special people in your life. Spending time outdoors is a fantastic way to recharge your batteries, blow away the cobwebs and reconnect with nature, away from the stresses of everyday life.
It's also the perfect excuse to stay somewhere new. If you're in Cornwall this February, here are some of the best ways you can make this Valentines' Day extra special.
9 Romantic Things to do in Cornwall for Valentine's Day
Here's our round-up of top spots to explore with your loved one this February,
9. Walk to Pentire Point
Take in the spectacular views of the Atlantic from the coastpath as you walk the 1.5 miles from New Polzeath to Pentire Point.
On a clear day you can also see Tintagel Castle and Stepper Point on your way to the rocky headland, where you'll feel like you're the only people on the whole planet.
8. Take a peek inside a chocolate factory
Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some of the region's excellent local produce.
Kernow Chocolate produces some of the finest chocolate around in its factory near Wadebridge, where you can watch the chocolatiers working their magic. You also get the chance to sample some of the freshly prepared treats before heading home.
7. Sign a slate at Truro Cathedral
Cornwall's only city is home to the iconic Truro Cathedral, with its Gothic architecture, ancient sculptures and historic stained glass windows. But after years of weathering, its roof is in urgent need of repair so people are being given the chance to secure their place in history by signing a roof slate.
William and Kate made their mark by signing slates in 2016:
6. Go ice-skating at Eden
It may not be there all year round, but the Winter ice rink at Eden is available on Valentine's Day (check here for the latest dates of the Eden ice-rink).
Grab your partner's hand and sail around the ice (or cling awkwardly to the side for an hour) before rewarding yourselves with a warm hot chocolate in the rink-side cafe.
5. Wrap up warm with pasty & a glass of wine on the beach
It may be a bit nippy, but the bracing sea air, sandy beaches and crashing ocean waves are the perfect setting for a romantic picnic, even in February.
Wrap up warm, pick up a freshly baked Cornish pasty from one of the local bakers, grab a bottle of something and a picnic rug before heading to the sands together to tuck into your warm pasty straight from the bag.
4. Eat out at Fifteen Cornwall
Originally opened by Jamie Oliver in 2006, Fifteen Cornwall guarantees stunning sea views and delicious Italian-inspired dishes from its 120 cover restaurant.
The breakfast menu is the perfect start to your day, with a diverse choice of dishes including the Fifteen Fry-up, proper crepe pancakes and potato kedgeree with Cornish smoked haddock.
3. Dip your toes in the ocean
You can't be in Cornwall on Valentine's Day without visiting the county's dramatic coastline for some serious sensory stimulation.
Breathe the sea air, feel the salty spray of the waves crashing onto the rocks and watch the ever-changing tides - if you're feeling really brave you could even go for a paddle. Just be prepared to catch your breath as your feet first touch the icy waters!
2. Tandem bicycle hire
Test your relationship and hopefully have a laugh when you hire a tandem bike and cycle together along the Camel Trail, from Padstow to Wadebridge.
The 5-mile route is largely traffic-free and flat, running alongside the Camel Estuary with far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside and waterways.
1. Watch the sun set over Treyarnon Bay
After a day exploring the county, walking the coast paths, dining out in style and making memories, you've earned a quiet evening inside your beachside apartment.
With views of the Atlantic Ocean from your window, you can share the magic of watching the sun set over the horizon from the comfort of your Ocean Blue Cornwall apartment. Perfect.
Valentine's Day breaks in Cornwall
If you'd like to start planning your Valentine's Day in Cornwall, book your accommodation by the sea today and start planning your most Romantic Things to do in Cornwall for Valentine's Day.
Call 01841 719090 to book or choose your accommodation and book today.