Are you looking for ways to spoil your partner this year? The Cornish coast makes a wonderfully romantic yet affordable destination to treat your other half. But if we only had just one short break, what would be our top recommended activities and locations for couples in Newquay, North Cornwall? Here are some ideas for couples of all tastes for Valentines Day 2017 and beyond:
Quiet Beaches and Coastal Romance
Sometimes, the most romantic things you can share with your partner come free of charge. Here in North Cornwall we are blessed with some of the UK’s most dramatic, heart-stirring coast, from craggy viewpoints to secret beaches.
Best of all though, is the prospect of a walk or picnic somewhere away from the crowds, where it feels as if the whole world belongs to just the two of you. Among the prettiest Cornish coastal spots near us, Poly Joke Beach and Holywell Bay are both within a romantic walk from Newquay and guaranteed to quicken the heart.
Quicken the pulse!
What is the most underrated aphrodisiac of all time? Adrenaline! It might not be as classic as roses and chocolates, but adventure activities offer genuine thrills, laughter and a great way to bond with your significant other.
So, what are the best options to make the heart beat faster? Surfing is always popular, with plenty of suitable beaches around Newquay. If you have always fancied giving it a try, there are various providers and surf classes in the area. Learning the basics together could be great fun and perhaps even the start of a new hobby! Other exciting things to do as a pair include coasteering and rock climbing. Not for the faint-hearted, but a great way to make memories.
Take to the Skies
If you are celebrating a particularly special occasion, such as a landmark anniversary or birthday, you could of course go for a more spectacular gift altogether. For a sky high treat, a flying experience with Flynqy would be a day you will both remember forever, as you soar into the skies and get an absolutely epic view of the Cornish coast!
If that all sounds a little too scary, you could always go for a more relaxing excursion for Valentine's Day. For example, how about a trip to Trerice House or the elegant Japanese Gardens? Never mind a bouquet of flowers, why not share a whole park full of seasonal blooms? Drive a little further and you also have the Eden Project, where visitors will always find something romantic and eventful on the cards.
Relaxing and romantic grounds await at nearby gardens and National Trust treasures (image: Trerice House & Garden Facebook page)
Candle-lit Dining and Romantic Restaurants in Newquay
It’s an age old saying that the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach; and if your wife, husband or partner is a food lover a meal out together is a must this Valentine’s Day. Stacks of Newquay Restaurants offer a special menu and candle-lit ambiance, although you'd be well advised to book your table early!
There has probably never been a better time to visit Cornwall in terms of food and drink options! You could play it formal and refined or go relaxed and hands-on with sharing platters. Here at Hotel Bristol, we conjure up a special Valentines Menu every year, along with a wonderful ambiance for couples looking to share an evening of fine food and romance.
For Valentines Day 2017 in Newquay, we have a gourmet romantic candlelit dinner in four courses to offer for just £55 per couple! This includes Prosecco and Canapes on arrival, followed by a sumptuous selection of dishes prepared with fresh, Cornish ingredients, from wild mushrooms to local crab. Dessert options for sweet-toothed romantics also include a splendid cholocate fondue and dipping treats to share! See our dining section for further details of our special menu for Valentine's Day Dining.
Cornish Valentines Breaks and Dinners at Hotel Bristol, Newquay
With a terrific location just yards from the beach, a romantic restaurant and some great value break packages for two, why not stay with us this year? Whether its for Valentines Day, or a Birthday or Anniversary treat later in the year, there is always plenty to see, do and enjoy for couples here in Newquay. See our offers page for further details on great value breaks in Cornwall for 2017.