Holiday cottages by sandy beaches

Nothing says summer more than warm sand between your toes and turquoise waters lapping onto golden beaches. Visit the West Country for Britain’s best

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The poet Robert Frost declared, rather despondently, that ‘nothing gold can stay’: clearly he had never been to the West Country. Here, miles of sandy beaches offer the perfect family holiday in a myriad of destinations.

Somerset’s 50 miles of coastline combines warm waters, soft sand and traditional seaside towns. Try Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Cove beach for sandy exploits; bustling Minehead or extrovert Western-super-Mare for family-friendly attractions on their respective miles of sands.

On the South Coast, Dorset competes with equally as attractive towns bursting with beach-side fun. Quaint Lyme Regis and pretty Swanage offer sand-a-plenty as well as all the amenities needed on a self-catering holiday.

But sandy beaches don’t have to be busy…venture further south to Devon and Cornwall to discover seclusion and serenity on your own stretch of golden sand. On the North Coast, tiny coves offer secret slivers of beach perfection: check out BossineyDaymer Bay and Constantine Bay for your idyllic romantic getaway or Valentines’ break.

Miles of flat sands are the perfect host for beach-sports: try your hand at kite-buggying at Watergate BayWestward Ho! or Perranporth.

Beach breaks abound along the Devon and Cornwall coasts: jump into the surf, then relax on soft sands at Fistral BeachPraa Sands or Sennen Cove.

If gentle waves lapping onto sugary sands is more your style, explore the calmer waters around Falmouth or Devon’s famed, ‘English Riviera’ stretching between the towns of Torquay, BabbacombePaignton and Brixham.

Wherever you choose your cottage in the West Country, a sandy beach is never far away. 

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We have 523 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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  • Little Dorritt - Holiday Cottage - Sennen
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    1 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Sennen, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £209 - £522
    This cosy dwelling lies opposite the steep path which winds its way down to picturesque Sennen Cove, its harbour and renowned surfing beach. Set in Mayon, a small hamlet high ...
     
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    Little Dorritt (2626)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • 7 Lind Court - Holiday Cottage - Ryde
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Ryde, Isle of Wight
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £219 - £357
    7 Lind Court is a cosy, first floor apartment situated in the seaside town of Ryde and is ideal for a couple looking for a holiday on the Island without the cost of the car ferry. ...
     
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    7 Lind Court (3567)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Battenburg Studio - Holiday Cottage - Shanklin
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £226 - £620
    This contemporary studio apartment enjoys a great location in Shanklin. With modern decor and open plan living, it makes a cosy retreat for a couple looking for a coastal break. ...
     
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    The Battenburg Studio (3664)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Beatrice Studio - Holiday Cottage - Shanklin
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £226 - £620
    Located on the first floor of Shanklin Villa, a lovely Victorian property, this small studio apartment packs a punch despite its size. Enjoying beautiful sea views from its ...
     
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    The Beatrice Studio (3666)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • West Flatlet - Holiday Cottage - Seaview
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £240 - £420
    West Flatlet is situated right in the heart of Seaview village and is perfect for couples looking for a coastal break. This small but cosy and comfortable first floor flat sits at ...
     
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    West Flatlet (3692)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Bay Retreat - Holiday Cottage - 1.1 miles SW of Falmouth
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £257 - £540
    This stylish contemporary apartment has views towards the sea at Swanpool beach on the outskirts of Falmouth. A 10 minute walk down through grassy playing fields and quiet lanes ...
     
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    Bay Retreat (3227)
    Sleeps 2
  • Mariners Cove - Holiday Cottage - Bembridge
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £260 - £460
    This charming one bedroom apartment forms part of a country house, set around a shared Spanish-style courtyard, just outside the bustling village of Bembridge. You can enjoy the ...
     
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    Mariners Cove (3628)
    Sleeps 2 + 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 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £264 - £730 *
    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 ...
     
    * Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 7 Oct and 9 Dec 2017.
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    The Old Post Office (1725)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • 35 Seaview Bay - Holiday Cottage - Seaview
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    1 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £265 - £495
    35 Seaview Bay is a light and airy top floor apartment of a seafront development offering beautiful views of the Solent from a small, private balcony so don't forget your ...
     
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    35 Seaview Bay (3551)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Lobster Pot - Holiday Cottage - The Lizard
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    1 bedroom cottage near the beach in The Lizard, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £270 - £510
    Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea, a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, this small but perfectly formed studio attached to ...
     
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    The Lobster Pot (3302)
    Sleeps 2
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