Quirky Valentines ideas at the coast
It’s that time of the year again! Around 1 billion valentines cards are exchanged on Valentines Day each year, which makes it the second biggest seasonal card sending time of the year! Of course here at Tingdene Lifestyle we are all about the coast, so we have put together 5 of the best and quirky valentines ideas at the coast. Let’s check it out…
First some Valentines facts…
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14th. Originating as a Western Christian feast day, honouring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognised as a cultural and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
A romantic beach retreat
The beach is an amazingly romantic place. Of course the ‘norm’ maybe seen as booking an expensive restaurant, however wrapping up warm and packing a romantic picnic and bottle of bubbly may, in fact, win you more points for originality. Plus, you will be the envy on Instagram with your thoughtful idea and bespoke drawings in the sand.
Celebrate Valentines with your pup!
If you’re lucky enough to share your life with a dog, you already have the best valentine around! Want to get away for a bit? Your dog would follow you anywhere, so bundle up and visit a local beach for a walk in the sand, a hiking trail, or even for an extended game of fetch. Your pup will love you forever!
Movie night at your holiday home
Heading out to the cinema is great, but not leaving the confines of your coastal holiday home, meaning you can stay in the comfort of your PJ’s, may have a bigger appeal; especially if you are in a lazy and relaxed mood! Find the best romantic comedy, reach for the popcorn & chocolate and make your holiday home living room your own mini cinema.
Book a coastal voyage
Coastal Voyager is a boat experience in Suffolk like no other; book this for your partner and it will be a Valentines experience to remember. Coastal Voyager provide a variety of trips to suit people with different interests; such as the exhilarating sea blast for adrenaline seekers or the peaceful river cruise for those looking to experience the outstanding natural beauty of the river Blyth in Suffolk.
Coastal Voyager is a 9M Rigid Inflatable Boat with a deep V hull, equipped with 12 wrap around seats and seat belts that enable you to experience a view of the beautiful seaside town of Southwold that no one else can offer. Down at the harbour there is a friendly and helpful team of staff that are contactable by either phone, email or by visiting during the day - and they're more than happy to look after dogs whilst you're on a trip.
Book a hotel break with sea views!
Having a change of scenery is relaxing in itself, isn’t it? There is something calming to the senses about hearing the sound of the waves and the nature of the coast. Unlike a cruise ship, our hotel is on dry land, with all the benefits of the same views of the coastline. Book a mini hotel getaway and discover our contemporary rooms, great views, indoor swimming pool and a bar & restaurant to boot!