Romantic strolls, suppers and sunsets in South Devon

December 22nd, 2016 | By Vicky Rogers

Whether you are looking for an impromptu weekend away or a romantic week re-kindling your love for one another, South Devon is a fabulous destination for couples looking for a little rest and relaxation.

Stroll hand-in-hand along the beautiful sandy beaches, enjoy candlelit dinners in an award-winning restaurant or simply relax in your holiday home together whilst taking in the wonderful views. However you choose to spend your break, you are sure to find romance in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here are just five things to do, especially for couples looking to celebrate their love for one another…

Breakfast for two

In the words of Virginia Woolf “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”! With this in mind, get your day off to the very best start with a visit to the popular Café Alf Resco in Dartmouth, where you can sip delicious coffee and devour croissants or a Full English Breakfast to your heart’s content. Then spend a peaceful morning wandering along the cobbled streets, perusing the town’s art galleries and boutique shops, picking up a keepsake to remind you of your holiday.

Hikes, rambles or gentle strolls…

There is nothing like a invigorating walk along the South West Coast Path to get the heart racing and the blood pumping. Stride along the clifftops, admiring the unspoilt scenery and the breathtaking views out to sea. Looking for a slightly less strenuous walk?

Head to one of the many secluded coves dotted along the coastline for a stroll on the sand. During the warmer months, there is nothing better than kicking off your shoes and pacing along the shoreline barefoot… a free pedicure!

A sign towards the top of the hill by Starehole Bay

The food of love
For seafood fans, the Oyster Shack near Bigbury is a delightful restaurant offering an extensive range of dishes. Whether you are looking for crab, lobster or oysters, this is a wonderful place with an atmosphere to match. Why not opt for a Fruits of the Sea Sharing Platter, to include everything from prawns and crab to ‘au naturel’ oysters!

Watching the sun go down wherever you are in the world is a treat… but arguably watching the golden glow of the sunset whilst perched on one of South Devon’s superb beaches, snuggled under a blanket with your loved one, is second to none. Head to Thurlestone Sands, where you can watch the sun dramatically disappear behind the iconic rock into the sea – simply stunning.  Take a bottle of locally made Sharpham wine to add to the experience!

Wine and dine your loved one!
With a great selection of restaurants in the South Hams, perfect for a candlelit evening meal for two, the options are endless. Visit The Jetty restaurant at The Salcombe Harbour Hotel, where you can sip champagne and dine on fillet steak or Salcombe crab, all with unsurpassed views over the Salcombe Estuary. Alternatively, pick up a selection of delicious local produce from the many independent shops in the area and enjoy a South Devon feast for two in the privacy of your holiday home. Don’t forget Salcombe Dairy Ice cream for pudding – it’s a must!