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 304 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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7 nights from £248

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in The Lizard, West Cornwall.


Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea, a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, this small but perfectly formed studio attached to Bric...

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7 nights from £248

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7 nights from £272

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...

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7 nights from £272

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7 nights from £275

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


The Queen's Quarters has all the facilities of a good hotel with the freedom of your own private apartment. With sea glimpses from the large comfortable sitting/dining-room, this i...

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7 nights from £275

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7 nights from £279

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


Porthcurno is a truly magical place, with its beautiful sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. Neptune, a ground floor apartment with a contemporary feel, is the perfect destinatio...

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7 nights from £279

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7 nights from £279

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


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, a short walk from the Penlee Gallery and just 200 yards from Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base for expl...

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7 nights from £279

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7 nights from £280

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


Set on a bustling square approaching the harbour town of Penzance, Bumble Bee Cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore Cornwall. This semi-detached cottage retains many origin...

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7 nights from £280

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7 nights from £287 *

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Sundial is an immaculately presented ground floor apartment in a quiet residential area above Falmouth’s town centre. Ideal for both couples and families, all the town’s facilities...

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7 nights from £287 *

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7 nights from £292

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 coastal ...

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7 nights from £292

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7 nights from £296

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...

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7 nights from £296

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7 nights from £298

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Mevagissey is a bustling little harbour, home to a small fishing fleet which shelters within its protective walls. Picture book pretty, colourful terraced cottages cling to the ste...

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7 nights from £298

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