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. 

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 338 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

2 bedroom apartment with sea views near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Wow what a view! Aptly named, Crowsnest really does provide the most wonderful lookout across open countryside to the Atlantic Ocean and the stunning north Cornish coastline. F...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £320 - £800

20% off for parties up to 2 on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.


With exposed beams throughout the first floor sitting-area and views to the sea across the fields, this traditional retreat is a great base from which to explore the rugged western...

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

Price per week £346 - £699

Luxury glamping for 4 people, walking distance to a beach near Marazion


A wonderful beach, an excellent pub, a popular cafe and the spectacular South West Coast Path all on your doorstep, The Hideaway is the ideal retreat situated on the edge of the un...

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

Price per week £347 - £771

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Gerrans, South Cornwall.


Driftwood Cottage, the centre of three traditional terraced cottages, is tucked away in a quiet location near the 13th Century Church in the village of Gerrans. The cottage has bee...

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

Price per week £348 - £832

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2 bedroom cottage near the beach in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Opal Cottage is a pretty end of terrace cottage situated in the corner of the village square and only a two minute walk from the harbour, beach and coastal path. Comfortably furnis...

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

Price per week £353 - £801

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in The Lizard.


Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea and a selection of eateries and shops, this delightful cottage adjoining the Owner's home and its near neig...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £354 - £786

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


Cornish for ‘dwelling in the valley’, Trenance lies in a peaceful vale close to St Ives’s azure blue seas and white sandy beaches. This pretty reversed level cottage has all you wi...

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

Price per week £357 - £998

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

Price per week £359 - £897

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  • 20% off

    20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

    £574.08 £459.26

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

Price per week £361 - £795

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


Only a mile from the seemingly endless golden sands skirting St Ives Bay, pretty little Saffron Cottage lies just a few yards from the scenic Hayle river estuary, a birdwatchers' p...

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

Price per week £363 - £790

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

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