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.

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. 

We have 28 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.


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 ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £269 - £730 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Oct and 8 Dec 2018.

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.


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 ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £332 - £670

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


This stylish ground floor apartment, in the award-winning Nautilus seafront development, looks straight out to sea. The open plan living room has a sleek kitchen, huge windows to t...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £342 - £690

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views, Shaldon.


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 fo...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £410 - £773

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  • 20% off

    23 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018

    £664.78 £532.00

Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


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 ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £435 - £820

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Dawlish, South Devon.


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 th...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £327 - £710

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.


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 t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £358 - £779

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Instow, Devon.


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 ap...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £373 - £810

Our guests rate us 4.8/5 on Feefo, the independent review site.

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Appledore, Devon.


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 ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £378 - £822

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


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 H...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £396 - £990

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