Congratulations – you’re married! If you’re planning to honeymoon in Cornwall – and we would seriously recommend it – here are our top tips to make sure you have the most romantic getaway ever.
St Michael's Mount is sure to tickle any history buff’s fancy while also being an incredibly romantic location to boot. So much so – it’s one of the top places in the whole of the UK to pop the big question. Not that that is on the cards for you guys now! Nevertheless, we recommend a day trip out to the tidal island to wander the dreamy, sub-tropical gardens, marvel at the history of the castle and indulge in a delicious spot of lunch by the sea. Time your day right so that you can walk one way and catch the boat the other way for the best of both worlds. It might also be worth checking out when sunset is due to hit, the view is completely mesmerising.
For literary lovers
For book worms, we recommend you pull your nose out of your book for an afternoon of kayaking on the Helford Estuary. In particular, we suggest checking out Frenchman’s Creek. It was actually the honeymoon spot for Daphne Du Maurier and also where she wrote her novel of the same name. Literary connotations aside, the creek is the perfect spot for loved up newlyweds to explore. If being on the water isn’t your thing, take a walk around the footpath instead. Walk hand in hand, indulge in a creek-side picnic and you might even spot some wonderful wildlife on your adventure.
For drama queens (and kings)
If drama runs through your veins, book ye a pair of tickets to the Minack Theatre. Carved into the cliffs with views across Porthcurno bay, you’d be hard pressed to find a more romantic setting for an open-air theatre. Make sure you pack a few cushions as the stone seats aren’t the comfiest. You’d also be wise to pack a blanket to snuggle up in and a few snacks to enjoy throughout the performance. Speaking of which, it truly doesn’t matter what you see. Most performances are enjoyable set against a backdrop of the Atlantic ocean and a twinkling night sky.
For foodie fans
If you and you beloved bonded over food, we think St. Ives could be the spot for you. First on the list is Alba, where you’ll find an arty British seafood menu served in a former lifeboat coast with a side of harbour views. For a more chilled out feast, head to Porthminster Beach Café, nestled below Porthminster views. Again, along with great seafood, you’ll enjoy beautiful views out to Godrevy Lighthouse. Head there on a sunny day and bag a table on the terrace for the best views. Or if burgers have always got your heart, grab a table for two at Blas Burgerworks and tuck in to something seriously substantial.
For adrenaline junkies
Want to take your love to new heights? Head to Newquay! Lusty Glaze beach is set in a secluded and steep cove. The perfect place to walk a terror tight rope or try a spot of abseiling! If you haven’t got a head for heights, wander over to Watergate Bay instead and hit up their Extreme Academy. With your beloved, try your hand at kitesurfing, handplaning, stand up paddle boarding and more. And if it’s a good surf your after? Well, it’s got to be Fistral Beach. With its world class competitions and consistency, it’s no exaggeration to say this beach is iconic when it comes to surfing. So what are you waiting for? Surfs up!