ZigZag's review called it "a second cousin to 'Crazy Love' and almost as good." It was a popular concert performance tune for Morrison during the seventies.
Stephen Holden in his Rolling Stone review of the Hard Nose the Highway songs said, "Next is the ingratiatingly melodic 'Warm Love', which embodies in all its details a sensuous appreciation of life and music."
Van Morrison said:
"It is just a boy and girl song, walking on the beach. It's a young song. I can't really add to that, except to note that this is a musical love affair, with the girl bringing her guitar."