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.

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

7 nights from £432 *

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


A welcoming family home, semi-detached Rockpool has been beautifully refurbished and furnished in contemporary style. Double doors from the spacious kitchen/dining-room lead out to...

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

7 nights from £432 *

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

7 nights from £432

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


This fabulous converted detached barn is less than a mile from the safe and sandy beach at Porthcurnick and close to the National Trust coastal footpath, and the shops, galleries a...

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

7 nights from £432

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

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

7 nights from £436

2 bedroom apartment near the beach with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set on the water’s edge in the popular fishing village of Portscatho, Top Deck’s light and airy open plan living area has stunning views across the tiny harbour and out over Gerran...

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

7 nights from £436

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

7 nights from £438

3 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach in Sennen, West Cornwall.


Trevilley Farmhouse lies just one mile inland from Land’s End and Sennen Cove, with its crystal clear azure blue seas and white sand – perfect for building sandcastles. Just a shor...

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

7 nights from £438

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £438

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


Situated just above the village square in the coastal village of Portscatho this pretty, traditional former fisherman's cottage is a short walk up the hill from the beach and harbo...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £438

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

7 nights from £438

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Sennen, Cornwall.


See the crashing ocean as you enter this comfortable apartment, set on the seafront at Sennen Cove. Little Bo is the perfect place to enjoy the sea views all year round. The at...

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

7 nights from £438

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

7 nights from £439

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Mullion, Cornwall.


Tucked away in the centre of Mullion yet within a mile of the beach, little Corlan Cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village shops and facilities are just beyond ...

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

7 nights from £439

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

7 nights from £446

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


One of the oldest cottages in the picturesque seaside village of Coverack, Jubilee Cottage has been beautifully and sensitively updated to the highest standard but still retains mu...

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

7 nights from £446

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

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

7 nights from £449

2 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Waterside is situated directly above Tatams beach in the small fishing village of Portscatho. A semi-detached modern house, it has fully double-glazed picture windows taking full a...

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

7 nights from £449

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

7 nights from £456

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


This beautifully presented modern holiday cottage looks out over lawns and mature woodland, a peaceful location but close to the indoor Leisure Centre, tennis courts and children’s...

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

7 nights from £456

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