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 332 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

2 bedroom cottage near the beach in Perranporth, North Cornwall.


Set in the picturesque hamlet of Bolingey and just a short walk down a pleasant country lane from the golden sands of Perranporth's well-known surfing beach, Lavender Cottage has b...

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

Price per week £408 - £1020

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


Set high above Sennen Cove and with views across the gravelled parking-area and garden to open countryside, this contemporary, semi-detached former Sunday School is a peaceful retr...

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

Price per week £412 - £948

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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-roo...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £413 - £897

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    21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018

    £897.00 £717.60

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


The Upper 18 is a charming terraced cottage with fabulous views hunkered above this bustling fishing port. Formerly a fisherman's cottage and overlooking Newlyn, it offers views to...

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

Price per week £414 - £1056

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


This delightful single-storey converted barn is one of two barns set on an unspoilt Cornish country lane close to many beaches, and with a large garden this is the ideal holiday ho...

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

Price per week £415 - £964

2 bedroom cottage with sea views in The Lizard, West Cornwall.


Duck under the lintel on entering this beautiful former barn, and prepare to gasp in delight; in the kitchen, above the dining-table, is a window with wonderful sea views beyond An...

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

Price per week £416 - £1060

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


Beach Walk is a modern single-storey L-shaped holiday cottage set in the corner of a small terrace of similar cottages, close to the indoor Leisure Centre on the private Maenporth ...

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

Price per week £416 - £1160

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


Just as its name suggests this comfortable, tastefully furnished top floor apartment provides the perfect vantage point from which to gaze out over the dramatic Cornish coastline a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £419 - £930

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


Step back in time into The Cottage, a 500 year old Grade II Listed stone house set back in Marazion’s Market Place, close to the beach where the tidal causeway and boats cross to S...

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

Price per week £420 - £1732 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. One of the bedrooms is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


This comfortable duplex apartment has sea and 'Mount' views from the sitting-room and bedrooms. Formerly a guest house, the Owners, who live on the ground floor, now open the terra...

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

Price per week £423 - £972

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