Holiday cottages by a sandy beach on the Isle of Wight

The shores of the Isle of Wight offer a variety of beaches and coves to explore. As the island is so compact, no matter where you choose to stay you’ll be in close proximity of stretches of golden sands.

When it comes to classic beaches, South Wight really is the place to be. Miles of sand stretch out across the shoreline, dotted by the odd cafe and pier along the way. These beaches are lined with a classic seaside promenade too, meaning you can enjoy the views across the Channel all year round. These beaches are also dog friendly at certain times of the year. The expansive stretches of sand are perfect for pooches who like to stretch their legs. The seaside walk between Shanklin and Sandown gives picturesque views of Shanklin and Shanklin Chine on a calm day. When the wind picks up the waves crash against the walk way making for spectacular photos, just make sure you stay well away from the water’s edge.

Catch the tide at the right time and Ryde has some lovely beaches to make the most of. These almost disappear when the tide comes in so you need to catch them quick. After a walk on the beach, hop on to the steam railway for an adventure around East Wight. Leaving the car at home for the day will give you a sense of freedom in experiencing a different way of getting around.

Freshwater Bay on the west of the island has some sandy spots. When the tide goes out the beach is sand below the water mark. It’s supposedly the most beautiful bay on the island but we’ll let you decide that for yourself. Surrounded by the rugged, desolate charm of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this part of the island is perfect for walkers. There’s plenty of inland jaunts and coastal routes to stomp along. All you’ll need is a good pair of boots.

The close proximity of the Isle of Wight to London makes the island ideal for a weekend short break. Take a break from the big smoke to feel the sand between your toes and the wind whipping through your hair. Visit for a Valentine’s weekend with your beau or pack up the kids and head south for a summer holiday to remember. 

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We have 148 self catering cottages by a sandy beach on the Isle of Wight.

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


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. Wi...

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

Price per week £240 - £620

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


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 elevate...

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

Price per week £240 - £620

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


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 ...

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

Price per week £252 - £420

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


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 ev...

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

Price per week £266 - £460

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


The Ivy is a compact double bedroom annexe offering comfortable accommodation for a couple seeking a relaxing island escape. Ideally located, with Shanklin village and beach a shor...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £295 - £510

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Sitting within a beautifully converted Victorian villa, The Cadogan Apartment offers a high standard of accommodation for a couple or lone traveller looking for a coastal break. Gu...

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

Price per week £360 - £940

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


Located in a small waterside development on the edge of Seaview, 62 Buddleia Cottage is a pretty beach bungalow offering comfortable accommodation for a couple or small family in a...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £309 - £670

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Offering a high standard of accommodation, the Worsley Apartment is a ground floor apartment housed within Shanklin Villa, a beautifully converted Victorian building. With a separa...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £360 - £940

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


3 Kings House is a ground floor apartment (there are steps to the entrance) in a small development just a short walk from Bembridge Harbour, the local shops in the pretty village c...

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

Price per week £295 - £630

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach near St Helens, Isle of Wight.


This two bedroom apartment in Bembridge is small but perfectly formed. Lovingly restored by the owners, 53a offers a perfect base for a family with a light and airy double bedroom ...

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

Price per week £295 - £695

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