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 308 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £500 *

3 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


With a wonderful heated swimming pool and sauna – indoor but retractable walls and roof enable it to be open-air in hot weather – and minutes from sandy beaches and National Trust ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £500 *

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    19 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019

    £782.64 £626.11

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    26 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019

    £730.97 £584.80

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    3 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

    £840.20 £672.00

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £502

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


There are fabulous views from this lovely waterside apartment, looking over to the pretty village of Flushing, the Roseland and beyond. Tall Ships is a wonderful base to explore th...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £502

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    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £671.23 £536.80

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    27 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019

    £626.91 £501.60

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

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

7 nights from £507

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Wonderful panoramic views over Falmouth harbour towards the Roseland peninsula can be enjoyed from every room of this single-storey bungalow, and from the spacious terrace which ru...

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

7 nights from £507

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

7 nights from £517 *

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


Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the lovely beach at Kennack Sands just round the corner, this traditional stone cottage makes for a perfect holiday getaway fo...

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

7 nights from £517 *

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £526

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Kingsand.


A secluded gem tucked into the edge of the cliffs, known as Freathy, and invisible until you get to its parking space, Gulls Roost boasts panoramic views of the spectacular coastli...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £526

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

7 nights from £527

2 bedroom, cottage with sea views, hot tub and pool in Sennen


Definitely the first (or last) hot tub and outdoor swimming pool in the country! This immaculate retreat is all on one level making it perfect for guests of all ages. Your own hot ...

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

7 nights from £527

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

7 nights from £530

2 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


Perched close to the Praa Sands section of the South West Coast Path and the quiet rural hamlet of Trevurvas, Old Barn is a haven of tranquility. The sun-room has views across ...

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

7 nights from £530

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

7 nights from £540

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


Fabulous, uninterrupted views across the expanse of Falmouth Bay are guaranteed from the open plan living-room and balcony of this outstanding third floor penthouse. Just secon...

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

7 nights from £540

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

7 nights from £550 *

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Crantock, North Cornwall.


Crantock is an utterly charming village on the north Cornwall coast with thatched cottages, a village green, two pubs, Post Office and shop, craft shop, tea room and a truly fantas...

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

7 nights from £550 *

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

7 nights from £556

Fabulous Shepherds Hut for up to four with sea views and hot tub, near Penzance


Wow – Mount View Retreat really does have it all – stunning panoramic views of Mounts Bay and beyond, an en suite complete with flushing loo and hot water, its own private hot tub ...

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

7 nights from £556

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