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

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. 

We have 530 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

1 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Sennen, West Cornwall.


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 above...

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

Price per week £209 - £522

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


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. ...

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

Price per week £219 - £357

1 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Set apart from the other properties, The Quillet is a single-storey, traditional dwelling with an enclosed sea-facing private garden. There are views across the countryside to the ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £225 - £489

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 £226 - £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 £226 - £620

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Jenny's Cottage is a pretty, stone-built cottage. From the small galley kitchen, a corridor leads to the open plan sitting/dining-room, which is home to a roaring wood-burner. From...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £228 - £496

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 £240 - £420

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.


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 br...

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

Price per week £257 - £540

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 £260 - £460

  • 30% off

    22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017

    £383.00 £268.10

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 £264 - £730 *

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