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 317 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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 - £1698 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 6 Jan and 16 Jun 2018, 8 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. 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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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

Price per week £424 - £985

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Geach’s Cott is an extremely comfortable first floor duplex apartment, part of the waterside Packet Quays development in Falmouth. There are wonderful views across Falmouth harbour...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £424 - £1060

2 bedroom cottage near the beach 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

Price per week £427 - £995

Luxury glamping, sleeping 4, dog friendly near the beach near Mullion


Like the idea of luxury camping but not too sure about sleeping under canvas? Well look no further for the perfect solution – a tin tent! Rusty the Tin Tent, as featured on Channel...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £428 - £1070

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 attrac...

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

Price per week £430 - £1074

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

Price per week £430 - £1075

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3 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

Price per week £433 - £1563 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + cot between 6 Jan and 15 Dec 2018. The annexe is excluded at the discounted rate.30% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. The annexe is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


Chick Cottage is in a fabulous location just above safe sandy Porthcurnick Beach, where you will find the famous Hidden Hut. This semi-detached cottage is converted from old farm b...

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

Price per week £434 - £1017

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