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 520 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

1 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


This gorgeous top floor one bedroom apartment has spectacular sea views over the rooftops across the Solent and is just a few minutes from Seaview village and the beach. Newly dec...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £175 - £500

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  • 30% off

    28 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018

    £249.99 £175.00

  • 20% off

    5 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018

    £249.99 £200.00

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 £202 - £420

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    22 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

    £262.50 £210.00

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


This cosy dwelling is located in the small hamlet of Mayon, high above Sennen Cove. A one bedroomed bungalow, attached to the Owners' home, Little Dorritt lies opposite the steep p...

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

Price per week £209 - £522

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Praa Sands, South Cornwall.


Waking up in a king-size bed to sea views across Hendra Beach and Praa Sands is just the tonic for your Cornish seaside break. Walk barefoot along the beach to the local beach bar ...

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

Price per week £228 - £569

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £240 - £620

2 bedroom apartment with sea views near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Wow what a view! Aptly named, Crowsnest really does provide the most wonderful lookout across open countryside to the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning north Cornish coastline. F...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £256 - £800 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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

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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 £267 - £540

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 but within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy,...

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

Price per week £269 - £745 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

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