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221 Things to do in Cornwall for Couples

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Fun things to do in Cornwall for Couples

Cornwall is known to be a romance hot spot, with its Mediterranean-esque shores, beautiful hiking trails and cute picnic spots. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to planning your couple’s itinerary, don’t worry, our guide on things to do in Cornwall for couples has you covered!

If you’re a couple who loves to surf or go for a swim in turquoise waters, a visit to Fistral Beach should be at the top of your list of things to do here; it’s one of the best places to visit in Cornwall for couples. Bude’s coast is another great option for a date, with Bude Sea Pool offering a relaxing dip with great views.

Romantic things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall’s many towns also make for great locations for a romantic outing, such as Padstow with its harbour hosting several welcoming shops and eateries to explore. Alternatively, head to the city of Truro and embark on the City Walk, or soak up the history in Truro Cathedral.

If you want to treat your partner to one of the really romantic things to do in Cornwall for couples, we recommend boarding the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, where you can both enjoy the views of Cardinham Woods and the River Fowey. Or, enjoy a date at the Broomhill Sculpture Gardens; here, an array of art pieces await alongside an on-site restaurant.

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  • AK Wildlife Cruises

    AK Wildlife Cruises

    Falmouth Marina
    TR11 2TD

    01326 316098

    These award-winning cruises are a wonderful way to see the spectacular coastline where dolphins, basking sharks and seals can be seen. With naturalists on board every trip, and photography actively encouraged, these trips are very popular with all ages.

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  • Atlantic Scuba

    Atlantic Scuba

    1 Trenoweth Business Park
    Mabe Burnthouse
    TR10 9JH

    01326 618583

    From experienced scuba and free divers to total beginners, Atlantic Scuba can help visitors to realise their underwater dreams and go on an unforgettable at-sea adventure.

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  • art gallery

    Atrium Gallery

    Lemon Street Market
    TR1 2QD


    An independent gallery where contemporary art sits alongside ceramics, jewellery, and illustration with regular furniture and lighting installations.

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  • Bamaluz Beach

    Bamaluz Beach

    Wheal Dream
    St Ives
    TR26 1PR

    Nestled between St Ives harbour and Porthgwidden beach, this hidden gem offers visitors a peaceful haven for dog walking, paddling and boat watching.

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  • Bantham Beach

    Bantham Beach

    Bantham Beach
    TQ7 3AN

    01548 560897

    Situated in the designated South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting a Blue Flag, this is the perfect spot for family beach days.

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  • Barbara Hepworth
    Image Credits: Rowena Ford(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Barnoon Hill
    St Ives
    TR26 1AD


    Visit the home and studio of renowned artist Barbara Hepworth and get up close to the works she crafted, exactly where she left them.

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  • Becky Falls
    Image Credits: Nigel Cox(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Becky Falls Dartmoor

    Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park
    Newton Abbot
    TQ13 9UG

    01647 221259

    Visitors can explore the walks and waterfalls at Devon’s top beauty spot as well as indulge in snacks and cakes at the on-site café.

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  • View from East Looe Beach

    Boatzer Glass Bottom Boat Trips

    The Quay
    East Looe
    PL13 1AH

    07896 162 292

    Unveil the mysteries of the seabed on a glass-bottom boat trip around the shores and caves of Looe.

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  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway
    Image Credits: Chris Allen - (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Bodmin and Wenford Railway

    Bodmin General Station
    PL31 1AQ

    01208 73555

    Step back in time and take a trip on a steam train from Bodmin Park to Boscarne Junction on a railway that first opened in 1834.  

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  • Bossiney, St Nectan's Glen and Rocky Valley

    Bossiney, St Nectan’s Glen and Rocky Valley

    PL34 0AX

    Explore woodland, a waterfall and coastal views on this moderately challenging walk from Bossiney to Rocky Valley.

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