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 303 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £366

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Coverack.


With wonderful sea views from the kitchen/breakfast-room where you will see the ships and fishing boats cross the horizon, this welcoming single level apartment is located only a s...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £366

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £371

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lamorna Cove.


The lush Lamorna valley lies just one mile away from this comfortable single-storey property which, as it is all on one level, is suitable for guests with limited mobility. St Loy ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £371

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373 *

4 bedroom cottage near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Situated in a prime and enviable secluded position on the beautiful Trewince Manor Estate this is the ideal get away from it all holiday base. With spectacular uninterrupted views ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £373 *

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

7 nights from £381

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Steps lead up to this gorgeous converted sail loft set close to the centre of St Mawes, famous for its quaint harbour and delightful passenger ferry to Falmouth. Tucked away and ju...

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

7 nights from £381

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Coverack, West Cornwall.


One of the little terraced cottages along the street through the picturesque seaside village of Coverack, Penhaven’s unassuming exterior hides a delightful surprise. Step from the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

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

7 nights from £387

2 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Hayle, West Cornwall.


Within a few minutes' walk of Hayle harbour, with its quirky shops and numerous eateries, or a slightly longer stretch to three miles of golden sands; this sumptuously furnished fi...

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

7 nights from £387

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392 *

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


With its safe, sandy, rock-pooly beach and a great gastro pub, Perranuthnoe is an idyllic, peaceful village by the sea. The Summer House, sleeping four or six guests, is set in the...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Sennen with a pool.


Immaculate and furnished to a very high standard, this first (or last) contemporary retreat has a wood-burner, use of the large outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beg...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392

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    £501.60 £451.80

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Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £394

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


This surprisingly spacious holiday home is only 250 yards away from the stunning National Trust coast footpath and just a 10 minute stroll from picturesque Portscatho harbour, the ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £394

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £398

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


Set within a gated mews of Georgian houses, close to the promenade in the seaside town of Penzance, Coulsons Retreat is a ground floor apartment. A hallway leads to the sitting...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £398

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