Why Cornwall is the Perfect Getaway for Couples

3rd July 2019

Inspirational Coastline

Enjoy strolls on the beach and explore the dreamy landscapes of North Cornwall’s coastline. Breathe in the fresh air and relish time together surrounded by inspirational, natural beauty. Perranporth, with its three mile beach, is a good place to start your holiday for two in Cornwall. From here you can explore the sand dunes at Penhale or walk further up the coast to Holywell Bay, which is often a scenic backdrop for romantic scenes in Poldark.

Picturesque Villages

Cornwall is famous for its quaint villages and picturesque fishing harbours. With its narrow country lanes, historic cottages and cool cafés and pubs, St Agnes is a lovely place to while away a few hours. Nearby Crantock is also postcard perfect with its thatched roofed houses and narrow paths that lead to the and the gorgeous sandy shore of the Gannel estuary, where you can swim at high tide.

Unique Dining Experiences

Cornwall is not all about cream teas and Cornish pasties. It’s also an amazing place to enjoy quality food and drink. From beachside cafés to Michelin starred restaurants, plus great pubs, wineries and cider farms, Cornwall offers plenty of treats for the tastebuds. Couples will love the sensational sea views and mouth-watering meals at the Summer House on Perranporth Beach. Or spread your wings further for culinary excellence at Paul Ainsworth’s Number 6 restaurant in Padstow or Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac.

Endless Adventures

If you’re looking for an adventurous time together, then Cornwall is the right place for you. There are loads of amazing outdoor activities to try when in Cornwall. Paddle a tandem kayak along the creeks of the Helford River, tackle the surf at Perranporth Beach or go for a romantic sunset SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) on the Gannel in Crantock.

Pamper Yourselves

If rest and relaxation is more your thing, you can treat yourself and your partner to pamper afternoon in a local spa. Take a massage for two, get a facial or soak up the serenity in a spa pool or hot tub. Couples will love the luxurious facilities overlooking the sea at the Crantock Bay Spa, the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay and The Scarlet Spa in Mawgan Porth. Or visit the Floating Room at Chycara near Truro for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Amazing Places to Stay

Needless to say, Cornwall has some amazing places to stay for couples. From bijoux beach apartments to cosy countryside cottages, Cornwall has something to offer all tastes and budgets. Whether you want to head to the coast before the schools break-up or plan ahead to a late summer escape in September, here are some of our self-catering accommodation options in North Cornwall for visiting couples.

35, The Dunes

Located in the luxury new development, The Dunes with incredible panoramic views of Perranporth's vast sandy beach, white capped Atlantic rollers and huge expanse of shimmering ocean. Take in the stunning vista from the open plan living area, bedroom and balcony.

Sleeps two guests, with private parking and WiFi.

12 Nampara Court

Located in a peaceful part of Perranporth with beautiful countryside views, 12 Nampara Court is a lovely apartment within an historic old building less than ten minutes' walk to Perranporth's shops, restaurants, bars, and spectacular three-mile sandy beach.

Sleeps two guests, with private parking, WiFi and log burner.


Situated at the end of a quiet lane in a countryside location, Belmont is perfect for romantic breaks set in beautiful landscaped gardens, just two miles from Perranporth village and beach. Belmont offers shared use of a hot tub, sauna and gym.

Sleeps two guests, with private parking and WiFi. 

Cliff Nook

A cosy miner's cottage just 100 metres from Perranporth beach, Cliff Nook is a traditional Cornish cottage positioned in a lovely little cliffside hideaway location only moments from the beach and nearest pub. Stroll from the cottage to the coast path or shoreline in mere moments.

Sleeps three guests, with allocated parking (in nearby car park) and WiFi.  

Beach Walk 1

Located in a fantastic position with Perranporth's beach practically on the doorstep! Less than 100 metres from both the beach and Perranporth's high street! A first floor, one bedroom apartment with glimpses of the sea and perfect for couples. Stroll to the sand in seconds and spend lazy evenings watching the sun go down and enjoying a local cider or two!

Sleeps two, with allocated parking (in nearby car park) and WiFi.

Beach Walk 2

Located in a in the heart of Perranporth, less than 100 metres from both the beach and high street, with direct views across the village green down to the sea. A first floor, one bedroom apartment, Beach Walk 2 is the perfect property for a couple's seaside break. 

Sleeps two, with allocated parking (in nearby car park) and WiFi.

Lake House 4

A lovely second floor property within a small block of six apartments and enjoys wonderful views over Perranporth's bowling green and boating lake across to the sand dunes. A short walk from the village shops, bars and cafes.

Sleeps up to three guests, with parking and WiFi.


A modern, pet-friendly, one-bedroom apartment just 10 minutes' walk from Perranporth's bars, cafes, shops and three-mile sandy beach. Explore the coast and walk South West Coast Path, a few minutes' stroll away. 

Sleeps two guests, dog friendly with private parking and WiFi.

Browse our full range of coastal holiday homes for two here. Or get in touch and ask about our small party discounts - book a larger property for two and save! Just give us a call on 01872 572971 or browse and full range and search by ticking the 'small party discount' filter.

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