Please note, the UK is currently under a national lockdown, please do not travel. These suggestions are for future reference only. 

If you’re planning to come to Sidmouth for a romantic getaway either on Valentine’s Day or just to treat your loved one,  here are a few suggestions for things to do together.

Go for a cream tea

When you’re in Devon, there is nothing better than treating yourself to a cream tea and with the different variations on this classic, you can find a truly special cream tea experience when you come to Sidmouth, perfect for a romantic day out this Valentine’s. Visit one of the town’s cafes, restaurants or hotels and see what they have on offer. Many places in Sidmouth have everything from champagne cream tea, cream teas with chocolate coated strawberries and even vegan and gluten free options, so everyone can join in.

Go on a boat trip

If you’re the kind of couple that likes to escape the everyday and try new things, why not book a boat trip around the Jurassic Coast? These trips can either be thrilling and you can journey around the coast on paddle boards or in kayaks or you can book a seat on a short cruise for something a bit more gentle. A boat trip or something similar is a great way to explore the coastline, especially for seeing those incredible cliffs and is perfect for making memories together for a truly special Valentine’s.

Spend some time with nature

By staying in Sidmouth for your romantic getaway, you have an abundance of green space to enjoy – ideal for romantic walks, picnics if it is a bright day or just spending time together in the peace and quiet. Aside from Sidmouth’s many gardens full of beautifully landscaped flower beds and creations from Sidmouth in Bloom, there are also the Byes, Mutters’ Moor, the various walking tracks around the East Devon AONB and the Sid Valley for you to explore.

Visit the beach

You can’t come to Sidmouth and not visit the seafront at least once! With the town beach and Jacobs Ladder beaches both easily accessed from all parts of town, you can enjoy catching a few rays, admiring the cliffs, skimming stones or just whiling away the hours watching the waves.

Stay at a luxury hotel or cosy cottage

Sidmouth has a huge array of accommodation options from grand hotels in Regency style buildings to cute bed and breakfasts offering amazing locally sourced breakfasts or cosy self catering cottages where you can hide away and spend some quality time together. Find a host of accommodation options here.

Have we convinced you? You can find suggestions for other things to do here and food and drink options for romantic meals here.

Don’t forget, there are still a number of covid restrictions in place for January and February in and around Sidmouth. You can check the latest updates on travel and guidelines at