Top UK Honeymoon Destinations: #2 Cornwall Honeymoon

While traditionally we picture newly weds jetting off to sandy beaches and all-inclusive hotels, UK honeymoons are becoming increasingly popular with married couples. A Cornwall honeymoon, or Scottish excursion is replacing the week in the Maldives and perhaps even outdoing it.

Of course, part of this change is down to the staycation trend happening in a post-COVID world. But beyond necessity, couples are realising that there are beautiful places to visit in the British Isles that still give you that honeymoon wow factor with romantic hotels and endless activities for new couples. A Cornwall honeymoon is one of the most popular UK honeymoon destinations at the moment, thanks to beautiful coastline, stunning beaches, and quaint Cornish Cottages.

A Cornwall Honeymoon

Cornwall is undoubtedly one of the nation’s best loved UK holiday destinations. With its frequent warm weather, a relaxed atmosphere and some of the best beaches in the country, it’s no surprise that newlyweds are also choosing Cornwall as a honeymoon destination.

Where To Stay In Cornwall

There’s so many amazing locations and places to stay during your Cornwall honeymoon, but it’s worth deciding where you want to stay based on what you’d like to do and whether you’re bringing your own car to travel around.

If you’re looking for a busier location with lots to do, then a St Ives honeymoon or a honeymoon in Penzance would be ideal. They are very popular tourist locations but still offer a little slice of peaceful paradise in Cornwall.

If a quieter, more secluded destination in Cornwall is something that you’re eager to explore, then it’s worth exploring places such as St Mawes in Truro or Housel Bay. These areas offer a slice of luxury without having the addition of a large tourist market.

Things To Do In Cornwall

Regardless of the time of year that you visit Cornwall, there’s always plenty to do! You can make your Cornwall honeymoon into anything you desire, whether it be adventure filled or steeped in history.

  1. St Michael’s Mount

Many holidaymakers love to venture over to St Michael’s Mount to take in the immense sea views. Access to this tiny island is across a small footpath which is only accessible when the tide is out, so it’s really something special to experience.

  1. Eden Project

If you’re looking for more of a structured day out, the Eden Project is a must-see for nature lovers. The attraction is one of a kind, has great online reviews and is a completely unique experience in the UK. Make sure to take your camera, as there is some fantastic scenery to help create some special memories – Plus, if you’re looking for a more adventurous honeymoon, the zipline within the Eden Project is a sure-fire way of getting that adrenaline fix.

  1. Seaside Activities

If you’re wanting to stick to a budget, don’t forget the classic activities such as afternoon tea, crabbing, surfing or even just a delicious picnic on the beach. Cornwall offers a great combination of luxury excursions and budget friendly activities, which makes it an ideal honeymoon destination.

Cornwall honeymoon

Local Cuisine In Cornwall

If you’re looking for amazingly traditional Cornish cuisine, then make sure to experience the local Cornish Crab and traditional local pasties. A Cornwall honeymoon can provide amazing dining experiences for a really reasonable budget, but if you’re looking for something a little more fancy to celebrate your big day, we can recommend the below Michelin Star restaurants to really treat yourselves:

  • Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Padstow
  • The Dining Room, Wadebridge
  • Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac
  • The View, Freathy
  • St Kew Inn, St Kew

If you’re looking for more budget friendly local cuisine, we’d urge you to check out the below:

  • The Lookout, Looe
  • Ben’s Crib Box Cafe, Padstow
  • St Ives Street Food Kitchen, St Ives
  • Little Bay Cafe, Saint Austell
  • Cornish Pizza Kitchen, Roche

Other UK Honeymoon Destinations

If the sunny climes of Cornwall aren’t enough to draw you in, there’s so many more honeymoon destinations in the UK to choose from!