You remember when you first met your partner? The little flip in your tummy when they looked at you, the effort you used to put into getting ready to go out, the intimate shared glances across a crowded room.
And now you can barely get through a conversation without the kids interrupting or your phone pinging.
When did it change? And how can you bring back the adventure?
Rekindle your relationship this Valentine’s Day with a getaway to Cornwall.
Research shows that holidays together make us more satisfied with our relationships, give us more energy, even lower our blood pressure. So give yourself a health boost this February and check out some of Cornwall’s hidden coves, romantic restaurants and extra special walks you’ll remember forever.
Romantic places to visit in Cornwall
This small cafe, tucked away along the National Trust coast path near St Mawes, offers a rustic setting for you and yours to share a hot chocolate and homemade lemon drizzle cake, before taking a stroll along the nearby sands of Porthcurnick Beach.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, the magic of this gurgling waterfall will enchant both of you as you explore its ancient woodlands before indulging in a Cornish cream tea (jam first!).
8. Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
This is a surfer’s paradise with great facilities and half a mile of white sands, as well as a cafe to enjoy locally-sourced fresh ingredients baked fresh on the premises. Heaven.
7. Daymer Bay, Polzeath
This is a beautiful sandy beach where you can pitch up with your picnic basket and rug for a shared feast, overlooking the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most romantic places to visit in Cornwall.
After your lunch take a walk over the grass-covered sand dunes to Rock or Polzeath.
6. Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor
Walk amongst the wild ponies and scale the moors to reach the peak of Cornwall, where your hard work and effort will be rewarded with breath-taking views across the county.
5. Carnglaze Caverns
Venture deep underground together to experience the eerie silence of these ancient caves. Set amongst 6.5 acres of ancient woodland, this is a memorable attraction where a torch and a hard hat are all part of the service.
4. Huer’s Hut, Newquay
Take the path from Little Fistral beach and discover this traditional 14th Century stone hut. Perched on top of Towan Head, it provides spectacular panoramic views across Newquay’s coastline.
Hire a couple of bikes and get your heart pumping as you cover this fabulous traffic-free cycle trail, winding along the beautiful Cornish countryside, taking in views across the Camel Estuary from Wadebridge to Padstow.
After a walk along the famous white sands of Sennen Cove right on the tip of Cornwall, warm up together in this beachside eatery, serving great quality local produce in a relaxed setting.
1. Treyarnon Bay, near Padstow
Marked as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning beach is just outside your Ocean Blue apartment, just a few steps from your door.
Peer in the rock pools, paddle in the sea, write love notes in the sand, and make lasting memories together.
What have we missed? We’d love to hear your favourite romantic Cornish spots – share them on the Facebook page.
Or if you want to come and visit them for yourself, then book a break away this Valentine’s Day at Ocean Blue Cornwall and treat your loved one to five star luxury on the beach.