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 344 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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

7 nights from £432 *

4 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

7 nights from £432 *

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

7 nights from £436

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


One of the oldest cottages in the picturesque seaside village of Coverack, Jubilee Cottage has been beautifully and sensitively updated to the highest standard but still retains mu...

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

7 nights from £436

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

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

7 nights from £436

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


The Sail Loft has the most spectacular views from the floor to ceiling picture window in the large open plan living-room. Oak floors, vaulted ceiling with oak beams, a cosy contemp...

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

7 nights from £436

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

7 nights from £438

3 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach in Sennen, West Cornwall.


Trevilley Farmhouse lies just one mile inland from Land’s End and Sennen Cove, with its crystal clear azure blue seas and white sand – perfect for building sandcastles. Just a shor...

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

7 nights from £438

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

7 nights from £440

2 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Waterside is situated directly above Tatams beach in the small fishing village of Portscatho. A semi-detached modern house, it has fully double-glazed picture windows taking full a...

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

7 nights from £440

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

7 nights from £442 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


A gorgeous and contemporary split-level house tucked in away in a peaceful cul-de-sac, this property has been furnished and appointed to an exemplary standard. Set over four floors...

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

7 nights from £442 *

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  • 20% off

    15 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018

    £1069.50 £856.00

  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018

    £1069.50 £856.00

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

7 nights from £448

2 bedroom dog friendly apartment near the beach in Falmouth.


This delightful and stylish apartment is a real gem, tucked away in a sheltered courtyard just yards from the water in the centre of Falmouth. Wonderfully comfortable and attractiv...

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

7 nights from £448

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

7 nights from £448

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


This beautifully presented modern holiday cottage looks out over lawns and mature woodland, a peaceful location but close to the indoor Leisure Centre, tennis courts and children’s...

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

7 nights from £448

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £868.00 £694.40

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £868.00 £694.40

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £452

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

7 nights from £452

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  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018

    £875.75 £700.80

  • 20% off

    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £875.75 £700.80

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

7 nights from £452

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

7 nights from £452

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