Romantic Spots for a Picnic in Cornwall

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What could be nicer than setting out for a coastal or river walk, settling down with a glorious view and treating yourself to a luxurious romantic picnic for two?

Here are a few of our favourite spots –

Messack Point

Just a two mile walk from Roundhouse Barns this fabulous walk encompasses fields of grazing sheep, woodland walks and right in the middle of your journey you arrive at the Point.

Depending on the tide ,you can picnic down on the rocks or up on the grassy area by the big pine trees. Gaze over the Fal estuary in all it’s glory, there is plenty to see – watch out for shags, cormorants and oyster catchers, watch the sailing, motor boats and windsurfers pottering about, you can even see the Falmouth to St Mawes ferry making its journey back and forth across the river.

Or if it all gets too much just have a quiet read of the papers or a gentle snooze…. this spot is great for lunch and even better for sunset watching with a glass of something chilled!

St Anthony Head

A five mile drive from Roundhouse Barns – it’s busy here during the day with coastal path walkers, birdwatchers and sightseers but come here in the evening and you can have the whole headland to yourself .

A fabulous place to watch the sun go down and toast your partner with a cocktail made of one of our local gins – Tarquins or Elemental or if you are not a gin lover how about a bottle of fabulous award winning Camel Valley Brut.

Porthcurnick Beach

A four mile drive from Roundhouse Barns, by day a busy beach for families, with the Hidden Hut dispensing drinks, lunches and ice creams. The Hidden Hut evening sessions are big communal affairs so if that’s not for you just pick a quiet glorious summer evening and head on down.

If you are lucky here you may see seals on an incoming tide but apart from them you will have the beach to yourself. You could even try a romantic evening swim to work up an appetite – just check the tide is coming in and avoid the edges of the beach where there are rocks.

St Agnes Head and Chapel Porth Beach

If you are spending the day on the north coast this is a great spot to stop off for a picnic, and you are still only forty minutes from Roundhouse Barns in the car. Choose a calm day, as it’s very exposed and on a windy day your blanket might well blow away!

In sunny weather, however, this expanse of National Trust-owned grassland atop St Agnes Head has grand views along the north coast. A vast low tide beach and a sea of glowing heather make it hard to believe this area was once an industrial landscape.

The enigmatic buildings perched on the cliffs provide a reminder, though, of St Agnes’ tin and copper mining past. After your picnic, you can go for a stroll around the network of paths at Wheal Charlotte, Wheal Coates or Trevellas to discover more of this World Heritage Site.


We are always on hand to advise you where to pick up your picnic goodies – both food and drink and we even have one picnic rucksack we can lend you for the day.

Of course you could always stay here and picnic in our glorious courtyard gardens…

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