You’ve found the person of your dreams and it’s time for that big, special moment in your relationship – the wedding proposal. It’s exciting, exhilarating and… a little overwhelming.
From deciding which ring to buy to asking the fated question, planning a proposal can be incredibly nerve-wracking. After all, the story of how you did it will be remembered by your partner (and shared with your family and friends) for years to come.
The good news is that, here in Cornwall, we are utterly spoiled with stunningly-romantic locations, which means that where you do it could be the easiest decision you make through the whole process.
And whether you have special memories attached to a certain location, or you’re hoping to inspire a ‘yes’ with the help of a jaw-dropping view, there’s no better place to say ‘I love you’ than in this magical corner of the world.
If you need a little inspiration, though, we’ve highlighted some of the top spots where you can pop the question in Cornwall…
If you’re thinking that beach proposals are over-done, think again. There’s a reason that proposing on the beach is so popular!
From the view of the ocean stretched before you to the soft sand under your toes, it’s guaranteed that you’ll already be feeling the romantic vibes before getting down on one knee, especially if you time it with a sunset stroll.
With so many secluded beaches to choose from in Cornwall, you can truly make the moment your own and, if you’re staying here at Lewinnick, you don’t even have to travel far to get to them.
Discover a moment of peace at Little Fistral (just 20 mins away on foot), or why not take a coastal adventure to nearby Polly Joke? Both stretches of sand are beautiful in their own ways, without the crowds of Newquay’s popular town beaches.
Not all outdoor proposals have to be on the beach and, if you’re more about hitting the trails than hitting the waves, there are plenty of underrated, and incredibly beautiful, woodlands in Cornwall.
So, head out into nature and snatch your perfect moment amid the forest, with nothing but the birds and critters as witness.
If you’re not sure where to go, find Idless Woods just 25 minutes by car from Lewinnick Lodge – an ancient woodland littered with historic wonders and home to a huge diversity of wildlife.
Or head in the other direction and you’ll find Cardinham Woods, which boasts acres of walking and cycling trails (and a cosy woodland café for that well-deserved post-walk hot chocolate!).
Proposals with a view
Your proposal idea doesn’t have to be complicated to be impactful or romantic. In fact, dinner with a view could be just the understated elegance needed for this truly special occasion.
Fortunately, Cornwall is one of the UK’s best foodie destinations, and Newquay boasts some of the best coastal venues in the region – including our very own Lewinnick Lodge!
With captivating coastal views from our cliff-side terrace, enjoy brasserie-style dining as the sun sets over the horizon (with celebratory champagne in hand, of course). We’ll make sure you have everything you need for an evening to remember!
Planning your romantic getaway
If you’re planning your dream Cornwall engagement, top the special moment off with a romantic getaway at Lewinnick Lodge.
Our rustic cliffside location offers unbeatable views across the Atlantic from both our celebrated brasserie restaurant and our luxury rooms. With windows that bring the outside in, retire from an emotionally-charged day in style with a free-standing bath, or while away the morning in an emperor-sized bed.
Our crew can even help you plan the big event – just book your room here or get in touch with the team today to find out more.