Romantic Autumn Breaks

Watergate Bay Sunset

This Autumn enjoy a relaxing and romantic break in Cornwall with our guide to the top things to do with your loved one. 

Romantic Autumn walks 

What could be more romantic than a stroll through Cornwall’s beautiful landscapes with the rustle and crunch of autumn leaves beneath your feet, arm in arm exploring woodlands and countryside? Experience the diversity of the South West Coast Path with its breathtaking views, or you can enjoy woodland walks alongside rivers or within the gardens and parkland at picturesque historic houses. Find more romantic walks here. 

Dine at cosy pubs

After a busy day of exploring you can’t beat a cosy night in the local pub. There's nothing more romantic than a nice meal sat next to a log fire with maybe a bottle of something bubbly. There are any number of charming pubs with award winning reputations in Cornwall to choose from.  Whether its traditonal local produce or something a bit more fancy, you don't need to wait until Valentine's Day for that romantic night out. Find a pub to visit here.

Explore scenic villages and nearby towns

Autumn is a really romantic time of year to visit Cornwall. So enjoy the atmosphere and get all loved up as you stroll around the narrow streets of a quaint town or small fishing village. On the Lizard Peninsula, visit picturesque Porthleven and explore the harbour with its restaurants and pubs, or in South East Cornwall walk through the unpoilt village of Polperro beloved by artists over the years.  

Relax at an award-winning spa

Relax and refresh from the stresses of everyday life at one of the many award-winning spas in Cornwall. Enjoy sea views from cliff top spas as you unwind and reconnect during your stay. Escape as a couple and enjoy some serious pampering along with making full use of the facilities from swimming pools to hot tubs and saunas to relaxation rooms. Discover the spas available for your break here.

Watch the sunset or stargaze in Cornwall

Nothing quite beats the romance of watching the sunset, and in Cornwall there are a number of stunning spots to see the last glimpse of the golden sky for the day as the stars begin to come up to twinkle above you. One of the brilliant places to watch the sunset is the coastline west of St Agnes where the magnificent 360 views offers an idyllic location to enjoy the sunset, with the ruined engine houses of Wheal Coates adding interest to your photographs. If you want to stargaze, head for Bodmin Moor, which has  International Dark Sky status, meaning there is no artificial light nearby to spoil your view of the night sky. You can also watch the sun setting across the water on one of the spectacular beaches along the north Cornish coast including Perranporth, Sennen Cove and Watergate Bay (pictured above). 

Try something different

How about kayaking up Frenchman's Creek on the Helford as the leaves fall all around you? or running through the woods at Lanhydrock on a Saturday morning Parkrun? And there's never a better time to eat oysters, so head down to Falmouth in October.

Visit Cornwall this autumn and you'll not only fall in love with our beautiful scenery but you'll fall in love with each other all over again!