It is easy to be seduced by the pretty Cornish cove at Porthcothan bay. This stunning beach, set amid rugged cliffs and beautiful countryside is perfect for exploring sand dunes, rockpools and caves. Write your names in the sand, go for a swim, catch some waves or take a stroll along the coastal path to the popular harbour town of Padstow. On the south coast, close to the picture perfect fishing village of Polperro, Lantic Bay is a beautiful secluded spot, perfect for a quiet dip in the summer months or to watch the wild Atlantic surf pounding against the rocks during a winter storm.
If you want to combine your love of surfing with a trendy arts scene, head to the cobbled streets of St Ives. Once you have washed away the sand for the day any contemporary art lovers should head to the iconic Tate St Ives. Or simply browse the independent shops and galleries and watch the fisherman bring in their catch of the day as you enjoy a sundowner by the harbour. If you are looking to get away from it all, head around the corner to the dramatic coves and high cliffs at Godrevy Head. The meandering coastal paths, sandy beaches and stunning panoramic views makes this a perfect spot to enjoy a romantic stroll or a leisurely picnic.
It’s not all about sandy beaches, surf and cream teas in Cornwall. Be inspired by the fascinating myths and legends at Tintagel Castle. Perched high on the edge of Cornwall’s rugged north coast, this dramatic castle is truly breath-taking. Just two miles down the road you can’t fail to be captivated by the sound of bird song in the magical woodlands at St Nectan’s Glen. The ivy clad trees, gently flowing river and mesmerizing waterfall makes this a truly romantic spot. Alternatively, the wild Bodmin Moors are the perfect contrast to the sparkling turquoise sea and pretty sandy bays. After an invigorating day walking in the rugged heather moors there is nothing better than returning ‘home’ to your holiday cottage for a steaming hot bath and snuggling up with your loved one next to a cosy wood burner.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Cornwall. Feel the wind in your hair, the salt on your skin and the sand between your toes. Be swept off your feet by the exhilaration of catching a wave, wowed by the raw beauty of the diverse landscape and wooed by the cosmopolitan vibe in the bustling seaside towns. Eat Cornish pasties on the beach, pack a hamper full of local produce or enjoy fine dining. Gaze at the stars and cuddle up together in a secluded fisherman’s cottage or find a boutique bolthole for two in the heart of traditional Cornish village. Indulge in a cottage with a roll top bath, a wood fired hot tub, or with gorgeous views of boats bobbing about on the harbour. Whether you are looking for a spontaneous last-minute break or a special honeymoon holiday, it is easy to find your ultimate idyllic hideaway in our collection of romantic cottages in Cornwall.