Where to Stay in Cornwall for Couples?

25th March 2022

Are you looking for a couples’ getaway to the coastline? Cornwall is a great place for holidaying with your loved one, with its romantic villages, swathes of sandy beach and pastel hued sunsets. But with over 300 beaches to choose from, where is the best place to stay for your visit? We’ve come up with a guide of where to stay in Cornwall for couples, meaning the two of you can carve out a special place on the Cornish coast.


Fistral is one of the most famous Cornish beaches, and for good reason. Here you’ll find dramatic sunsets and crashing surf, ideal for evenings spent walking along the shoreline and enjoying a chilled drink on the sand. For your date night, head to The Fish House for delectable seafood with a sea view, recently featured in the Michelin Guide. The surrounding area of Newquay is also home to an array of bars and restaurants, including the Lewinnick Lodge on Pentire headland.

We have a variety of couples retreats in Fistral, including modern apartments for two with sea views. Find a retreat in Fistral.


For rugged Cornish beauty and an abundance of nature, head to the north Cornish estuary town of Hayle. Situated just along the coast from St Ives and Carbis Bay, you can catch the five-minute scenic train ride along the cliff’s edge and soak up spectacular vistas. Back in Hayle, enjoy three miles of golden sand, rolling dunes, amber sunsets and various nature trails populated with all kinds of wildlife.

Our retreats in Hayle include the Cannery Row houses, a selection of romantic, glass fronted wharf houses directly on the riverfront. Browse our retreats in Hayle.


Falmouth is where culture, art, great food and marina life meet. This vibrant town is full of quirky shops, wine bars and restaurants, alongside five sheltered beaches and a glamorous marina perfect for evening boat trips. Sail masts bobbing on the water, the breeze in your hair and a glass of something bubbly in your hand… what’s more romantic than that?

Our retreats in Falmouth include The Liner, a selection of impressive and contemporary apartments which look directly onto Gyllyngvase beach. Find a retreat in Falmouth.

Whitsand Bay

For something more secluded, Whitsand Bay is a must-visit spot. It’s a place that must be seen to be believed, consisting of romantic cabins which are dotted right on the face of a dramatic clifftop landscape. Here, you’ll feel that it’s just the two of you, gazing out at the panoramic horizon. Situated on the South coast, Whitsand Bay is bathed in golden light at sunrise, and is worth the early morning start to see it.

Stay in one of our clifftop cabins at Whitsand Bay and let the sparks fly. Browse them here.


Last but not least, Bude is a perfect couples getaway location. Spend the day walking the South West Coast Path, exploring secluded coves and picnicking on clifftops, before immersing yourself in the beach’s very own sea pool for an evening dip. With just the right balance of quiet coastline and a colourful town with plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, Bude is a great all-rounder location for your couples’ holiday to Cornwall.

Our retreats in Bude include the glamorous Bol-Y-Maer apartments which sit just moments from the salty shores of Crooklet’s beach. Find a Bude retreat here.