Holiday cottages by sandy beaches

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 bestRead more

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 505 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

The Little Homestead is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly studio near the beach in Perranporth.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £356

The Little Homestead

4450

1 bedroom, dog friendly studio near the beach in Perranporth.


Picture-perfect and petite, this delightfully bijou bolthole for two is set in the picturesque hamlet of Bolingey. All on one level, this small but perfectly formed studio apartmen...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £356

1 Harrow Cottages is a 1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £356

1 Harrow Cottages

4642

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


This charming first floor apartment is in Nettlestone, just up the hill from Seaview and within walking distance of the beach. Surrounded by countryside there are lovely views from...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £356

The Old Loft is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £360

The Old Loft

3168

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


Ideal for couples this detached, single-storey converted barn is located at Treluggan, a small country hamlet in the heart of the Roseland peninsula. There are some lovely coas...

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

7 nights from £360

Beacon Top Bottom is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in St Agnes, Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £368

Beacon Top Bottom

2523

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in St Agnes, Cornwall.


Beacon Top Bottom is a rustic little cottage nestled in the slopes of St Agnes Beacon. Ideally situated for exploring this stunning area of north Cornwall, this cosy little bolthol...

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

7 nights from £368

2 Belgravia is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Penzance, Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £371 *

2 Belgravia

4910

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Penzance, Cornwall.


Perfectly located just a short walk from the delights of central Penzance with the stunning coast of far west Cornwall a stroll away, 2 Belgravia is a beautifully renovated mid-ter...

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

7 nights from £371 *

Princes Granary is a 1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Plymouth, South Devon.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

Princes Granary

761

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Plymouth, South Devon.


An unique 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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

The Old Dairy is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Austell.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £376

The Old Dairy

4191

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Austell.


This former Cornish creamery has been converted into a delightful coastal retreat for two. Situated on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Gorran Haven, The Old Dairy is...

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

7 nights from £376

Mariners Cove is a 1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

Mariners Cove

3628

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. With everything set o...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

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Neptune is a 1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Porthcurno, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £398

Neptune

1654

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Porthcurno, West Cornwall.


Situated within Zodiac House along with 12 other apartments, Neptune is a comfortable ground floor apartment and can be found in the most magical place that is Porthcurno. Port...

  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £398

The Boatshed is a 1 bedroom cottage near the beach in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £399

The Boatshed

4454

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


Wow! This beautifully appointed former boatshed is stunning, with reverse level living making the most of the wonderful views and, of course, the sunsets. Set in a secluded spot...

  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £399

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