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 335 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

2 bedroom thatched cottage near the beach in Crantock, Cornwall.


Crantock village and its sandy beach are very popular with visitors to this area of north Cornwall, and justly so. Nestling in the centre of the village, The Hermitage is a semi-de...

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

Price per week £452 - £1170

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


Centrally located in the popular village of Mullion on the Lizard peninsula, The Old Chapel, built in 1840, has been converted into a fabulous first floor apartment. Outside, the p...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £452 - £1155

Don’t miss out; reserve your favourite 2019 holiday cottage for just £30

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


There are glorious, far reaching water views from every room in this beautifully appointed, modern cottage, stretching from the moorings on the Penryn River out across the Carrick ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £464 - £1185

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


The Little Barn is a delightful detached barn conversion situated in the hamlet of Treworlas on the cliffs above Pendower Beach with views across the bay to Portscatho. Restored to...

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

Price per week £472 - £1168

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


Fabulous uninterrupted views across the Carrick Roads from Falmouth harbour to the Roseland peninsula are showcased from the first floor sitting-room and master bedroom of this lov...

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

Price per week £473 - £1200

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


Beachcomber Cottage is in a peaceful location looking out over lawns and mature woodland within the private Maenporth Estate. This property has a lovely open plan living space wher...

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

Price per week £476 - £1190

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


The views from this pretty terraced cottage, across to St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, are simply magnificent. ‘The Mount’ majestically dominates the bay at Marazion, de...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £479 - £1221

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


Here is your chance to have a holiday just a links golf course away from Porthkidney Sands with its azure blue seas and golden sands; or an opportunity to play a round or two on th...

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

Price per week £481 - £1480

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

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


The hot tub, private terrace and sea views make this a perfect retreat at any time of the year. With the shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the begin...

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

Price per week £481 - £1445

View
  • 20% off

    28 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018

    £601.80 £481.60

  • 10% off

    5 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018

    £601.80 £541.80

  • 10% off

    12 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018

    £601.80 £541.80

  • 10% off

    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £764.64 £688.50

3 bedroom apartment near the beach in Porthcurno, West Cornwall.


This beachy bolthole is fabulous, combining the fun of buckets and spades with art and culture. Porthcurno beach is an oasis of stunning natural beauty with fine soft white sand an...

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

Price per week £485 - £1873 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

Loading more