A Perfect Valentine’s Day in Cornwall
Enjoying a post-summer tranquillity splintered occasionally by a brooding winter storm, February in Cornwall is a time of wild romance. Breathe in the revitalising aroma of salt and sea air, wander quiet streets and nestle into cosy corners of pubs by a roaring log fire. With all the ingredients for love, treat your beloved to the perfect valentine’s day in Cornwall.
Famous for its jaw-dropping coastline, sandwiched between towering cliffs and wide, open sea, no trip to Cornwall would be complete without a walk along the beach. Especially on Valentine’s Day. Seize the fine, sunny days February often brings us and press two sets of footprints in the sand with your sweet valentine. Nothing is more romantic than salty air and a revitalising sea breeze.
Just down the road from us, the Exchange in Penzance and Newlyn Art Gallery are definitely worth a visit. Whether you are connoisseurs of creativity or simply want to admire the talent, the galleries host a range of exhibitions so you can enjoy a cultured Valentine’s experience.
West Cornwall is home to a number of fantastic pubs. Pull up a seat by the fireside and chat the hours away with a drink or two, fingers entwined. Or, take a traditional twist on Valentine’s Day and indulge in a romantic meal for two.
February in Cornwall rewards us with milder weather and the start of spring, officially marked by the first flowering magnolias. Take your loved one to visit a spring garden this year; nothing will beat strolling hand-in-hand as you take in the colours, scents and sounds.
For a fun addition to your Valentine’s Day in Cornwall, head over to Polgoon Vineyard and Orchard. Overlooking Mount Bay’s Polgoon has a range of award-winning artisan Cornish wines, ciders and soft drinks for you to choose from. Sample a few liquid delights before choosing your favourite for a special Valentine’s treat.
An island castle full of history, legend and intrigue, a trip to St Michael’s Mount provides a truly romantic setting for Valentine’s Day in Cornwall. Tread ancient cobbled stones and gaze up at the castle, perched proudly overlooking the bay. Once you reach the top, admire the beautiful panoramas and snap a picture of you both to take home.
Starting in Mousehole, soak in the views with your valentine along the South West Coast Path. Around a 3-hour walk will take you to the famous Lamorna Cove and back again. Meander past sweeping vistas and under canopies of green, taking in the unbeatable scenery. A picnic packed with all sorts of tasty goodies, a flask of hot tea and perhaps a little present will be the icing on the cake for an unforgettable Valentine’s together.