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 326 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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 beginning...

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

Price per week £517 - £1445

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 Fri

Price per week £517 - £1399 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates.

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Agnes.


Aggie Blue is an absolute delight, a light-filled and beautifully styled family house with whitewashed walls and playful pops of bright colour. Set on the edge of the bustling vill...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £518 - £1620 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 15 Sep and 15 Dec 2018, 5 Jan and 22 Jun 2019, 14 Sep and 14 Dec 2019.

  • 20% off

    6 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

    £1377.00 £1101.60

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 west-facing sun-room overlooks...

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

Price per week £520 - £1326

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

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


Chy Morvah, or should we say Little House by the Sea, is in an exquisite setting with views towards stunning Porthcurno beach and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The first floor balcony...

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

Price per week £520 - £1425

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


There are fabulous views from the rooftop terrace of this lovely waterside apartment, from Penryn in the north across to the riverside village of Flushing and on to the Roseland pe...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £526 - £1440

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  • 20% off

    23 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018

    £1072.80 £858.40

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 seconds a...

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

Price per week £528 - £1350

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

Price per week £540 - £1885 *

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

  • 20% off

    6 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

    £1554.00 £1243.20

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


The sea views from this stunning eco house will take your breath away! Set up a hill in the seaside town of Penzance, behind one of the town’s most desirable restaurants, Lower Tre...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £553 - £1399

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


Sitting right on the waterfront at Mulberry Quay, this lovely property looks out over the Carrick Roads, one of the world's most spectacular natural harbours. French windows lead f...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £566 - £1580

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  • 20% off

    6 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

    £1302.00 £1041.60

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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