Whether your perfect Valentine celebration is a special meal, an exchange of gifts or a romantic walk in a beautiful place, Topsham has it all in one unique waterside location.

And our independent shops, cafes and restaurants are ready to make it a beautiful day for the one you love.

If you want a special gift or card – the kind you won’t usually see online – we have an abundance of fabulous shops: many offer deliveries, collection by appointment, mail order and gift vouchers. From snug cashmere wraps to sparkly jewellery, from distinctive clothes to beauty treats, there’s something for everyone.

Take a virtual wander down Fore Street and the High Street on the Shopping Directory page of our website, or discover some selected gifts our shop owners feel you’ll really love .

A romantic meal? There are so many superb options we’ve created a special Takeaway page with every kind of cuisine from two restaurants with Michelin accolades, to pizzas and spectacular curries. You’ll find a great choice of really creative meal kits too as well as wines and bubbly to mark the occasion.

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday so why not spend a romantic couple of hours just strolling through our historic town, taking in the fantastic views from the water’s edge and our famous Goat Walk? On a clear day you can see across to the Haldon Hills and down to Exmouth. Or for a longer walk take the Route 2 cycle path (whether you’re on foot or on two wheels) with its winter bird life and stunning estuary views.

You’ll find cafes open for takeaway hot drinks, home-made cakes and pastries to make your Valentine’s walk even more memorable.

And why not build in time to take a photo of you both in front of the now famous Angel of The South as a souvenir of your day?

You’ll both wish you could stay for longer … so here’s a warming winter thought: how about booking ahead for a romantic getaway later in the year? Our Topsham Accommodation page has great suggestions from a boutique hotel to self-catering apartments, all in or close to the centre of this famously romantic town.