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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 25 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.
 
  • Sundowner - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band D (£324 - £708)
    The north Devon coast is renowned for its endless sandy beaches, great surfing, rocky coves and spectacular sunsets, and Sundowner is perfect for enjoying them all. This stylish ...
     
    51.0414
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    Sundowner (1772)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • 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 (£333 - £657)
    The Warren is a spacious retreat for two in a farmstead setting, about a mile from Ilfracombe, close to the spectacular north Devon coast and within a Coastal Preservation Area ...
     
    51.2044
    -4.0928
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    The Warren (2105)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Bay Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2561

     
    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views, Shaldon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band DD (£333 - £657)
    Bay Cottage is just steps from the beach in Shaldon, which lines the south shore of the Teign estuary. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep, so this is a fantastic place ...
     
    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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    | 2765

     
    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Dawlish, South Devon.
    Sleeps 3 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band C (£303 - £657)
    Eastdon Farm is just past Cockwood harbour, on the Exe estuary. Warren Hayloft, one of two converted barns and approached by wooden steps, has the living area on the ground floor ...
     
    50.6098
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    Warren Hayloft (2765)
    Sleeps 3 + cot
  • The Old Post Office - Holiday Cottage - 1.1 miles S of Dawlish
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    | 1725

     
    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.
    Sleeps 4Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band D (£324 - £708)
    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 ...
     
    50.5648
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    The Old Post Office (1725)
    Sleeps 4
  • Sea Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Instow
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    | 2660

     
    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Instow, Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band D (£324 - £708)
    Sea Cottage is a New England style ‘beach retreat’ chalet, just yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path it will ...
     
    51.0606
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    Sea Cottage (2660)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Casa Marinero - Holiday Cottage - 6.4 miles SE of Kingsbridge
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    | 2440

     
    2 bedroom clifftop cottage with sea views, Kingsbridge, Devon.
    Sleeps 4Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band E (£342 - £747)
    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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    | 2802

     
    2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Instow, North Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band E (£342 - £747)
    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
  • Poachers Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Appledore
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    | 2828

     
    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Appledore, North Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band E (£342 - £747)
    This delightful period cottage is tucked into one of the original fishermen's courtyards, a stone's throw from the water's edge in Appledore, one of north Devon's unspoilt coastal ...
     
    51.0571
    -4.1956
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    Poachers Cottage (2828)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • The Salty - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2754

     
    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Shaldon, South Devon.
    Sleeps 4Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band E (£342 - £747)
    Shaldon is a real gem, on the Teign estuary with higgledy piggledy streets, some excellent pubs and restaurants and a sandy beach. Just 150 yards from the shore is The Salty, ...
     
    50.5400
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    The Salty (2754)
    Sleeps 4
  • Church Hill Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2498

     
    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Shaldon, Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice Band F (£357 - £819)
    A half-mile from the charming village of Shaldon, Church Hill Cottage sits on the estuary road leading from Shaldon to Ringmore. There is a slipway nearby with access to the ...
     
    50.5405
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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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    | 2735

     
    3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Bideford, Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice Band M/G (£369 - £1302) *
    This cottage enjoys an idyllic location in a clifftop hamlet with its own beach. Set back from the road as it winds through National Trust woodland to the sea, Rose’s Cottage and ...
     
    * The lower price band applies from 1 January to 21 July and from 2 September to 14 December for parties of 4 + cot or less. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the lower price band.
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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 (£387 - £936)
    Seashells is in the award-winning Nautilus seafront development at Westward Ho!. Situated close to two of north Devon’s prettiest fishing villages, Appledore and Instow, Westward ...
     
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    Seashells (2096)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Quick’s End - Holiday Cottage - 5.4 miles SE of Kingsbridge
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    | 983

     
    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band H (£387 - £936)
    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 footpath, detached Quick’s End is believed to date ...
     
    50.2553
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    Quick’s End (983)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Slipway Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2512

     
    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band I (£405 - £1005)
    This delightful cottage, with the slipway yards from the front door (hence the name!) has marvellous views across the Teign estuary from the enclosed waterside patio/garden. This ...
     
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    Slipway Cottage (2512)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Neptune - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    | 2745

     
    2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band I (£405 - £1005)
    Neptune is a spacious, contemporary apartment in a stunning seafront development in Westward Ho!, a small, friendly coastal town that suits all ages at all times of year. The ...
     
    51.0405
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    Neptune (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 (£423 - £1062)
    Pack up the car and head west – Clematis Cottage is just gorgeous! Thatched, semi-detached, with a terraced garden filled with shrubs and climbers tumbling down the many steps, ...
     
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    Clematis Cottage (1717)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Seaclusion - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    3 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.
    Sleeps 5 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band L (£468 - £1218)
    Nassau Court is a striking building which has pride of place right on the seafront with the sea a stone's throw away and the stunning north Devon beaches curving away into the ...
     
    51.0404
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    Seaclusion (2862)
    Sleeps 5 + 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 (£405 - £1005)
    Hidden away in the historic north Devon fishing village of Appledore in its beautiful coastal setting near Bideford, Tydemans Cottage is close to some of the area’s most famous ...
     
    51.0525
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    Tydemans Cottage (2759)
    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 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price Band N (£516 - £1386)
    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 (£579 - £1614)
    What a house – and what a view! There are indeed spectacular views from Spring Tide, one of a pair of contemporary properties, built to a very high specification, in the village ...
     
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    Spring Tide (2599)
    Sleeps 6 + 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 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice Band R (£603 - £1689)
    Just outside the village of Kingston, Hooppells Barn is close to many South Hams beaches and just a mile from the secluded beach at Wonwell. Within an enclosed garden, you enter ...
     
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    Hooppells Barn (2564)
    Sleeps 7 + 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 R (£603 - £1689)
    This attractive period cottage is on Marine Parade in the sought-after north Devon coastal resort of Instow, a seaside village with the most fabulous sandy beach. A perfect base ...
     
    51.0561
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    2 Bar View (2521)
    Sleeps 7 + cot
  • 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 T (£678 - £1926)
    Mewstone View is a sleek, contemporary house only minutes from the beach with sea views from the living-room and two of the bedrooms. A sea-facing deck wraps around the back of ...
     
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    Mewstone View (2775)
    Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Sparrow's Nest - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2400

     
    4 bedroom thatched cottage, estuary views in Shaldon.
    Sleeps 8 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice Band U (£735 - £2118)
    Shaldon is a lovely village lining the banks of the River Teign with its own small sandy beach. Just a half-mile from the hub of the village, itself a conservation area, is a ...
     
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    Sparrow's Nest (2400)
    Sleeps 8 + cot
 
 

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