Cottages by the sea in North Devon

For seaside holiday cottages in Devon, look no further. We've got this coastline covered. With so many miles of scenic coastline, North Devon is the perfect destination for a holiday by the sea.

Head to North Devon, cottages by the sea will make your holiday all the more special. With luxury coastal cottages perched on impressive clifftops, looking out for miles over the sparkling horizon, to bijoux fishermen's cottages on the beach for a seaside holiday in accommodation that really is by the sea. 

Head close to the Cornwall border but stay in Devon by heading out on Hartland Point for views of the sea that surround you, popping in to Clovelly for wiggly cobbled streets that open into a view of the deep blue. Follow the A39 along the coast to the bigger towns of Westward Ho! and Bideford. The former has the biggest beaches for watersports, the latter a more leisurely river mouth view, but both with plenty of water for a North Devon holiday by the sea. Hop the converging river mouths at Appledore to Braunton and explore seaside nature reserves before nipping to the very north of North Devon at Ilfracombe and on into the Devon fringes of Exmoor. The coastline swings high and low in these parts so you can experience the dramatic cliff faces of this more rugged landscape as well as wander beachfronts. 

Cafes and restaurants feature picture windows to make the most of the beaches and sea views, but make sure you book a coastal cottage in North Devon, whether for a week of water gazing or a quick refreshing getaway on a coastal short break. We've holiday cottages by the sea that are dog friendly too, so there's no excuse to stay at home. Find your favourite from our 14 North Devon holiday accommodation by the sea.

North Devon cottages by the sea

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


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 apart...

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

Price per week £342 - £690

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Ilfracombe.


In the heart of pretty Berrynarbor village just half a mile from the beaches, harbours and cliffs of the north Devon coastline, Little Bessemer is the perfect holiday retreat. Idea...

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

Price per week £366 - £690

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

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

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


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 rever...

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

Price per week £454 - £1134

2 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


This gorgeous cottage on the dramatic north Devon coast will take your breath away. Midway between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe, high up on the hillside, the stunning contemporary i...

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

Price per week £522 - £1200

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


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 dist...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £500 - £1250

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Appledore, North Devon.


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 cott...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £428 - £1070

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Croyde.


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 t...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £512 - £1280

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