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 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £488 *

3 bedroom cottage near the beach in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


If you are looking for a holiday home with its own private footpath to the beach, then look no further than Porthcurnick Lodge. Situated above the safe sandy beach of Porthcurnick ...

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

7 nights from £488 *

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

7 nights from £491 *

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 £491 *

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  • 20% off

    14 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018

    £1226.40 £980.80

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

7 nights from £495 *

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Portscatho, Cornwall.


This brand new Scandinavian-style lodge is situated in an elevated south-facing position on the beautiful Trewince Manor Estate. The far reaching views over rolling fields to the s...

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

7 nights from £495 *

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

7 nights from £500

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 property, and from the spacious terrace which ru...

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

7 nights from £500

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £503

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


The Chocolate House is a beautifully renovated 18th Century cottage. Its modern, well-equipped facilities combine historic character and modern convenience. It is ideally located i...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £503

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £504

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with fantastic 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

7 nights from £504

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £514

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 £514

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

7 nights from £517

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 £517

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  • 15% off

    14 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018

    £1033.68 £878.90

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

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 Fri

7 nights from £517 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £518 *

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

7 nights from £518 *

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