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 29 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.

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  • 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 - £717 *
    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 Jan and 1 Apr, 7 Oct and 9 Dec.
    50.5648
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    The Old Post Office (1725)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Princes Granary - Holiday Cottage - 1.2 miles NW of Wembury
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    | 761

     
    1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £347 - £654
    The ideal hideaway for couples, Princes Granary lies in the village of Down Thomas in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful walks along the nearby South West Coast ...
     
    50.3300
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    Princes Granary (761)
    Sleeps 2
  • 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 per week £356 - £672
    The north Devon coast has endless sandy beaches, great surfing, rocky coves and spectacular sunsets, and Sundowner is perfect for enjoying them all. This stylish ground floor ...
     
    51.0414
    -4.2376
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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, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Ilfracombe, Devon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £359 - £678
    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 per week £397 - £750
    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
    -3.5023
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    Bay Cottage (2561)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Chalet on the Beach - Holiday Cottage - Lyme Regis
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    | 3351

     
    Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £417 - £786
    Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...
     
    50.7194
    -2.9441
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    The Chalet on the Beach (3351)
    Sleeps 2
  • 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 per week £320 - £696
    Warren Hayloft is just past Cockwood harbour, on the Exe estuary. This beautiful property is one of two converted barns and approached by wooden steps and has the living area on ...
     
    50.6098
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    Warren Hayloft (2765)
    Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Mount Pleasant Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Brixham
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    | 3206

     
    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £348 - £756
    Brixham needs little introduction for those familiar with the joys of the South Hams and its spectacular coastline. A bustling fishing port, there is always something to watch in ...
     
    50.3918
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    Mount Pleasant Cottage (3206)
    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 per week £359 - £780
    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
  • 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 per week £359 - £780
    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
  • 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 per week £362 - £786
    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
  • 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 per week £375 - £1338 *
    This cottage enjoys an idyllic location in a clifftop hamlet that has its own beach. Set back from the road as it winds through National Trust woodland to the sea, Rose’s Cottage ...
     
    * Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 7 Jan and 15 Jul, 2 Sep and 9 Dec. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.
    50.9860
    -4.3407
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    Rose’s Cottage (2735)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Seashells - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    | 2096

     
    2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £391 - £978
    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 ...
     
    51.0415
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    Seashells (2096)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Sailaway - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2979

     
    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Shaldon, Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £412 - £947
    Perched on the edge of the Teign Estuary, with the water 10 yards in front of the cottage, Sailaway is in the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday. Shaldon has everything one could ...
     
    50.5419
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    Sailaway (2979)
    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 per week £415 - £1038
    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
    -4.2402
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    Neptune (2745)
    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 per week £449 - £1122
    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 ...
     
    50.5411
    -3.5191
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    Slipway Cottage (2512)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Laurel Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 6.5 miles W of Kingsbridge
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    | 3807

     
    2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.
    Sleeps 5 + 2 cotsFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £446 - £969
    Nestled in the beautiful South Hams village of Kingston, Laurel Cottage is a delightful property which has been converted from a 18th Century linhay, standing proudly in a lovely ...
     
    50.3203
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    Laurel Cottage (3807)
    Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • 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 per week £496 - £1239
    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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    | 2759

     
    3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Appledore, North Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £415 - £1038
    Tydemans Cottage is at the heart of the pretty north Devon fishing village of Appledore, close to some of north Devon's most fabulous sandy beaches. This beautifully renovated ...
     
    51.0525
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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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    | 2090

     
    3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £476 - £1191
    Brixham is perched above Torbay, and Berry Head National Nature Reserve, with lovely rural and clifftop walks, is on the edge of the town. You will also find Berry Head Cottage ...
     
    50.3997
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    Berry Head Cottage (2090)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Kentisbury Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 1.4 miles NE of Croyde
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    | 2900

     
    3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Croyde.
    Sleeps 6 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice per week £503 - £1257
    Located in the pretty village of Georgeham, just over a mile from one of the longest sandy surfing beaches on the north Devon coast, this 17th Century cottage comes complete with ...
     
    51.1407
    -4.1955
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    Kentisbury Cottage (2900)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dot's Cottage - Holiday Cottage - Instow
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    | 3743

     
    3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Instow, North Devon.
    Sleeps 6 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £566 - £1230
    This deceptively spacious, terraced, period cottage, at the heart of Instow on the north Devon coast, is just steps away from the fabulous sandy beach. Instow is an excellent all ...
     
    51.0514
    -4.1800
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    Dot's Cottage (3743)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • The Willows - Holiday Cottage - Westward Ho!
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    | 3732

     
    3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Westward Ho!.
    Sleeps 6 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice per week £610 - £1233
    This exceptional, new purpose-built property is an absolute treat, a family-sized holiday home moments from the Blue Flag, sandy beach at Westward Ho! on the north Devon coast. ...
     
    51.0433
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    The Willows (3732)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Spring Tide - Holiday Cottage - 5.1 miles W of Kingsbridge
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    | 2599

     
    3 bedroom cottage with sea views near Kingsbridge, South Devon.
    Sleeps 6Saturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £626 - £1716
    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 ...
     
    50.2844
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    Spring Tide (2599)
    Sleeps 6
  • Hooppells Barn - Holiday Cottage - 6.5 miles W of Kingsbridge
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    | 2564

     
    4 bedroom cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge, South Devon.
    Sleeps 7 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £630 - £1725
    Just outside the village of Kingston, semi-detached Hooppells Barn is just a mile from the secluded beach at Wonwell. Within an enclosed garden, you enter straight into the ...
     
    50.3202
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    Hooppells Barn (2564)
    Sleeps 7 + cot
  • 2 Bar View - Holiday Cottage - Instow
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    | 2521

     
    4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Instow, Devon.
    Sleeps 7 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £708 - £1941
    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
  • Sparrow's Nest - Holiday Cottage - Shaldon
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    | 2400

     
    4 bedroom thatched cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.
    Sleeps 8 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £789 - £2391
    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 ...
     
    50.5411
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    Sparrow's Nest (2400)
    Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Mewstone View - Holiday Cottage - Wembury
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    | 2775

     
    4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Wembury, Devon.
    Sleeps 8 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice per week £792 - £2169
    Mewstone View is a sleek, contemporary house only minutes from the beach with sea views from the living-room and two of the bedrooms. An enclosed sea-facing deck wraps around the ...
     
    50.3214
    -4.0790
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    Mewstone View (2775)
    Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Pond House - Holiday Cottage - Kingsbridge
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    | 3825

     
    5 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Kingsbridge, South Devon.
    Sleeps 10 + 2 cotsSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £1044 - £2400
    This wonderfully spacious house stands proud, perched on the edge of Sedgewell beach at Bigbury-on-Sea, the location of this house is second to none. Pond House doesn't just boast ...
     
    50.2849
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    Pond House (3825)
    Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
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