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Cottages by a sandy beach in Devon

Devon's two coastlines feature wide stretches of sandy beaches, where you're sure to find the ideal holiday cottage.

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As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Devon’s sandy beaches are some of the country’s most spectacular. No wonder holiday-makers flock here on short breaks to feel the sand between their toes and relax on one of the county’s many sandy shorelines.

Dawlish Warren’s one and half miles of sand and dunes means that even in the height of summer you can find a spot to call your own. If you’re looking for waters calm and shallow enough for the little ones to swim in, try Bantham Beach. With its own facilities, including a beach shop where you can buy all those little essentials it’s perfect for families in more than one way.

A cottage near the expansive sands at Westward Ho! on the North Coast allows you to combine traditional beach fun – ice creams, donkey rides and sand castles – with more fast-paced beach pursuits: try your hand and kite-surfing, drive a kite buggy or take to the seas to windsurf.

Don’t just watch the waves, conquer them with a lesson or two in surfing at one of Devon’s wave-riding hotspots. As suited to families as adventurous groups or couples looking for time together, the surfing hubs of Croyde, Woolacombe and Bideford give you front seat access to the seas as well as the self-catering convenience of the towns’ amenities.

Boasting two coastlines, Devon’s got double the options for your self-catering escape.

The South Coast’s iridescent waters and soft sands signify the perfect sites for your beach-side escape. The exotic looking palms and tranquil marinas have led this stretch of coastline to be termed ‘The English Riviera’. Soak up some of its laid back vibe and effortless style with a self-catering cottage in towns with sandy beaches like Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham. Ideal for enjoying a romantic break. 

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We have 28 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.
 
  • Ringmore House Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2500

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    1 bedroom cottage with river views in Shaldon, South Devon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band B (£285 - £591)
    This lovely cottage, overlooking the gardens of Ringmore House, has its own entrance through a small courtyard. Guests can explore the Owners’ grounds – a mass of colour and ...
     
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    Ringmore House Cottage (2500)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Sundowner - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    | 1772

     
    1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band D (£315 - £693)
    The north Devon coast is renowned for its endless sandy beaches, great surfing, rocky coves and spectacular sunsets. Sundowner is the perfect base to enjoy all this. The stylish ...
     
    51.0414
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    Sundowner (1772)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Princes Granary - Holiday Cottage - 1.2 miles NW of Wembury
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    1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band DD (£324 - £642)
    The ideal hideaway, in the village of Down Thomas, and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Princes Granary, which adjoins the Owners’ 18th Century farmhouse, is an ideal ...
     
    50.3300
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    Princes Granary (761)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Warren - Holiday Cottage - 1.2 miles E of Ilfracombe
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    | 2105

     
    1 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Ilfracombe, North Devon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band DD (£324 - £642)
    The Warren shelters down a country lane, just over a mile from Ilfracombe (see photograph, not the view from the cottage) and close to the spectacular north Devon coast. This ...
     
    51.2044
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    The Warren (2105)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Bay Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views, Shaldon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band DD (£324 - £642)
    Shaldon lines the south shore of the Teign estuary and Bay Cottage is immediately across the road from the beach. A fantastic place for walkers and dogs, the South West Coast Path ...
     
    50.5395
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    Bay Cottage (2561)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Warren Hayloft - Holiday Cottage - 2.4 miles NE of Dawlish
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    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Dawlish, South Devon.
    Sleeps 3 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band C (£297 - £642)
    Just past Cockwood harbour on the Exe estuary is Eastdon Farm and Warren Hayloft (one of two converted barns). This WiFi enabled barn, approached by wooden steps, has the living ...
     
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    Warren Hayloft (2765)
    Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Sea Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Instow
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    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Instow, Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band C (£297 - £642)
    Sea Cottage is a New England style ‘beach retreat’ chalet, yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path, it will ...
     
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    Sea Cottage (2660)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • The Old Post Office - Holiday Cottage - 1.1 miles S of Dawlish
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    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.
    Sleeps 4Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band D (£315 - £693)
    A ten minute walk down to the sea, the village of Holcombe is tucked away in the Devon countryside within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy end of ...
     
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    The Old Post Office (1725)
    Sleeps 4
  • Casa Marinero - Holiday Cottage - 6.4 miles SE of Kingsbridge
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    2 bedroom clifftop cottage with sea views, Kingsbridge, Devon.
    Sleeps 4Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band E (£333 - £732)
    This truly is a quirky cottage, perched (and we mean perched) on top of a cliff with the front door only a couple of metres from the edge. Casa Marinero offers 180 degree views of ...
     
    50.2368
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    Casa Marinero (2440)
    Sleeps 4
  • Sandy Toes Cabin - Holiday Cottage - Instow
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    2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Instow, North Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band E (£333 - £732)
    The name says it all! Sandy Toes Cabin is a relaxed, family-friendly property just 100 yards from the long sandy beach at the far end of Instow – one of north Devon’s prettiest ...
     
    51.0605
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    Sandy Toes Cabin (2802)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • The Salty - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Shaldon, South Devon.
    Sleeps 4Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band E (£333 - £732)
    Shaldon is a real gem, on the edge of the Teign estuary with higgledy piggledy streets, some excellent pubs and restaurants and a sandy beach. Just 150 yards from the shore is The ...
     
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    The Salty (2754)
    Sleeps 4
  • Church Hill Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Shaldon, Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice Band F (£348 - £801)
    A half-mile from the charming waterside village of Shaldon, Church Hill Cottage sits on the estuary road leading from Shaldon to Ringmore and beyond. There is a slipway nearby ...
     
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    Church Hill Cottage (2498)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Rose’s Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 6.2 miles W of Bideford
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    3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Bideford, Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice Band M/G (£360 - £1275) *
    A few minutes’ walk from the north Devon coast path, this location is idyllic. Set back from the little road in a very pretty hamlet, Rose’s Cottage is reached by a footbridge ...
     
    * The lower price band applies from 1 January to 22 July and from 3 September to 14 December for parties of 4 + cot or less.
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    Rose’s Cottage (2735)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Seashells - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band H (£378 - £915)
    Seashells is part of the award-winning Nautilus seafront development at Westward Ho! (second apartment from the right). Situated between two of Devon’s prettiest fishing villages, ...
     
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    Seashells (2096)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Quick’s End - Holiday Cottage - 5.4 miles SE of Kingsbridge
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    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band H (£378 - £915)
    Found in the small South Hams village of Beeson, only a half-mile down a steep lane from the beach at Beesands and the coastal path, detached Quick’s End is delightful. Believed ...
     
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    Quick’s End (983)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Slipway Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band I (£396 - £984)
    This delightful cottage, with the slipway yards from the front door hence the name, has marvellous views from the waterfront patio over the Teign estuary, the perfect spot to ...
     
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    Slipway Cottage (2512)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Number 8 Horizon View - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band I (£396 - £984)
    Number 8 Horizon View is a spacious, contemporary apartment in a stunning seafront development in Westward Ho! – a small friendly north Devon coastal town that suits all ages at ...
     
    51.0405
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    Number 8 Horizon View (2745)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Clematis Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 3.7 miles W of Kingsbridge
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    2 bedroom thatched cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge, Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band J (£414 - £1041)
    Pack up the car and head west – Clematis Cottage is just gorgeous. Thatched, semi-detached and with a terraced garden filled with shrubs and climbers tumbling down the many steps, ...
     
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    Clematis Cottage (1717)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Tydemans Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Appledore
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    3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Appledore, North Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band I (£396 - £984)
    Hidden away in the historic north Devon fishing village of Appledore with its beautiful coastal setting near Bideford, Tydemans Cottage is close to some of the area’s most famous ...
     
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    Tydemans Cottage (2759)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Berry Head Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 1.1 miles E of Brixham
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    3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band K (£435 - £1134)
    Brixham is perched above Torbay (see photograph) and Berry Head National Nature Reserve is on the edge of the town with lovely rural and clifftop walks. Only a five minute walk ...
     
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    Berry Head Cottage (2090)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Court Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 3.7 miles W of Kingsbridge
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    3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.
    Sleeps 6 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band N (£504 - £1356)
    Sandy Bantham Beach is under a mile from this picturesque, semi-detached thatched cottage in the hamlet of West Buckland. Close to Thurlestone with its spectacular coastal walks, ...
     
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    Court Cottage (2682)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Spring Tide - Holiday Cottage - 5.1 miles W of Kingsbridge
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    3 bedroom cottage with sea views near Kingsbridge, South Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band Q (£567 - £1581)
    What a house and what a view! There are indeed spectacular views from Spring Tide, one of a pair of contemporary properties in the village of Bigbury-on-Sea. Built to a very high ...
     
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    Spring Tide (2599)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • 2 Bar View - Holiday Cottage - Instow
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    4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Instow, Devon.
    Sleeps 7 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band Q (£567 - £1581)
    This attractive period cottage is situated on Marine Parade in the sought-after coastal resort of Instow (see photograph). The property is set back from the road yet benefits from ...
     
    51.0561
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    2 Bar View (2521)
    Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Hooppells Barn - Holiday Cottage - 6.5 miles W of Kingsbridge
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    4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.
    Sleeps 7 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice Band R (£591 - £1653)
    Just outside the village of Kingston in the hamlet of Torr, semi-detached Hooppells Barn is close to many of the South Hams beaches and just a leisurely mile walk down to the very ...
     
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    Hooppells Barn (2564)
    Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Hawks Cay - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Shaldon, South Devon.
    Sleeps 8Saturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band Q (£567 - £1581)
    The village of Shaldon perches on the mouth of the River Teign. Pretty houses jostle for position in the narrow streets and the beach is just two minutes from this lovely house ...
     
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    Hawks Cay (2728)
    Sleeps 8
  • Mewstone View - Holiday Cottage - Wembury
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    4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Wembury, South Devon.
    Sleeps 8 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band S (£618 - £1764)
    Mewstone View is a sleek, contemporary house only minutes from the beach and with sea views from the living-room and two of the bedrooms. A deck wraps around the back of the ...
     
    50.3215
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    Mewstone View (2775)
    Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Sparrow's Nest - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    4 bedroom thatched cottage, estuary views in Teignmouth, Devon.
    Sleeps 8 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band T (£663 - £1887)
    Shaldon is a lovely village, itself a conservation area, lining the banks of the River Teign with its own small sandy beach. Just a half-mile from the hub of the village is a ...
     
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    Sparrow's Nest (2400)
    Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Ringmore Garden House - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2499

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    4 bedroom cottage with river views in Shaldon, South Devon.
    Sleeps 8 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band W (£834 - £2454)
    Drive along the Teign estuary from the waterside village of Shaldon to this gorgeous house, completed in December 2011. Ringmore Garden House is built into the side of a hill with ...
     
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    Ringmore Garden House (2499)
    Sleeps 8 + cot
 
 

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