Cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall

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 317 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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

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 *

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

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

Bos Arvorek is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Just.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £399

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 £399

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Cowries is a 1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £405

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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £405

The Nest is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Coverack.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £413

The Nest

5316

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Coverack.


One of a collection of fabulous apartments located in The Headland in the traditional Cornish fishing village of Coverack, The Nest is a beautifully furnished bijou abode, perfect ...

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

7 nights from £413

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