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 306 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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 between 22 Sep and 8 Dec 2018, 5 Jan and 15 Jun 2019, 21 Sep and 7 Dec 2019. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


Bright and spacious with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount is exactly how one would sum up Roselea. Set in a quiet lane close to the centre of the ancient market town of Marazio...

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

Price per week £487 - £1120

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

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


There is a definite nautical feel about the balcony of this first floor apartment, where you can almost imagine the gentle swell of the waves beneath you as you gaze out over the g...

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

Price per week £488 - £1245

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Coverack, Cornwall.


With stunning sea and harbour views, and only a short walk down to the picturesque fishing village of Coverack, this pretty bungalow is a little gem of a property sparkling from it...

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

Price per week £488 - £1245

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

Price per week £491 - £1680 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + 2 cots between 27 Oct and 8 Dec 2018. Only two bedrooms are available at the discounted rate.20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 5 Jan and 9 Mar 2019, 26 Oct and 7 Dec 2019. Only two bedrooms are available at the discounted rate.

3 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.


The Puffin is a gorgeous beautifully furnished apartment located over three floors, and a short walk from the heart of St Ives with its array of vibrant little shops and tucked awa...

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

Price per week £499 - £1620 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 22 Sep and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £500 - £1370

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


The Chocolate House is a beautifully renovated 18th century cottage but with modern, well-equipped facilities; a mix of old character and modern convenience. It is ideally located ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £503 - £1257

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


Light and contemporary, and with the most mesmerising sea views from the living-room and outside deck, the Owner has created a sparkling gem from this 1970s upside-down property. C...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £504 - £1260

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

Price per week £514 - £1285

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