Cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall

The quintessential Cornish holiday is spent jumping waves, surfing swell or relaxing with a picnic or barbeque on one of the county’s award-winning sandy beaches. Read more

Although the North and South Coasts offer beaches of slightly different characters, wherever you base your Cornish holiday cottage you can be assured of proximity to miles of golden sands.

Glorious swathes of powdery potential await at Perranporth, Constantine and Crantock beaches on the county’s North Coast. Here, beach-play is not only sand castle making, but also the adrenaline-fuelled pursuits of surfing, kite and wind-surfing: perfect for groups of friends making the most of their great summer escape in a holiday cottage in June, July or August.

Cornwall could be considered the hub of surf culture in the UK, with Newquay holding the honour of the most famous surfing breaks. A cottage in Newquay means you have the choice of not one, but six sandy beaches to explore on your holiday: Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne, Great Western, Towan, Harbour and Fistral.

Frequently, sandy beaches are adjacent to quaint villages and towns, ripe for exploration and to make the most of your seaside sojourn. Arty St Ives offers a wide variety of shops, galleries and eateries within a stone’s throw from our many cottages. If you’re keen to make a splash, try water-sports and action-packed days from the beach at the village of Mawgan Porth.

Steal away to some of the county’s more secluded sandy beaches for your next romantic getaway. Tiny Porthcurno’s warm sands are within walking distance from the Minack theatre: allowing you to combine chilled beachside basking with cutting edge, cultural days out. Delightful Portloe and pretty Portscatho offer cottages next to both sandy beaches and tasty culinary options: the perfect, simple self-catering solution. 

We have 336 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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

7 nights from £319

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 (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £319

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

7 nights from £323 *

Crows Nest

4968

2 bedroom self catering apartment in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Charming and welcoming Crows Nest is a delightful holiday abode, perfectly situated within easy walking distance of all the local amenities Penzance has to offer and a short drive ...

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

7 nights from £323 *

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

7 nights from £323

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 £323

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

7 nights from £326

The Garden Flat

3264

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


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens and just a short stroll from Penlee House Gallery and the wonderful Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base fo...

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

7 nights from £326

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

7 nights from £330

Beacon Top Bottom

2523

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


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

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

7 nights from £330

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

7 nights from £338

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 £338

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

7 nights from £352

Rosemerryn Cottage

4301

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


A truly charming semi-detached cottage set in tranquil countryside of the Helford; this sunny sheltered spot is the perfect place to relax and a fabulous base for exploring this pr...

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

7 nights from £352

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

7 nights from £358

Bos Arvorek

1621

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Just.


Bos Arvorek means ‘coastal home’ which this traditional, detached, former hay barn certainly is! Found down a narrow, granite-walled road in the hamlet of Boscaswell, the cottage i...

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

7 nights from £358

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

7 nights from £368 *

Penvean

4949

3 bedroom cottage near the beach in Portreath.


Welcome to Penvean, an oh so lovely Cornish cottage overlooking the picturesque harbour in Portreath. Situated in a truly fabulous location, Penvean is perhaps the perfect spot for...

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

7 nights from £368 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £368

Cowries

3207

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Cowries is a cosy ground floor apartment sleeping two with fabulous uninterrupted views of Gerrans Bay and the pretty seaside village of Portscatho. Situated directly above the har...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £368

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