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 325 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


See the ocean as you enter this contemporary first floor apartment, looking through the open plan living-room to the clear blue bay. Drop your bags and head down the hill to the be...

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

Price per week £572 - £1595

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Charlestown.


Almost within touching distance of the tall ships moored in Charlestown's tiny harbour, and with views of the coastline too, The Copper House sits right on the harbourside of this ...

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

Price per week £574 - £1248

2 bedroom cottage with sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


Pandora is a superb modern boutique-style holiday home enjoying 180 degree sea views over the popular resort of Praa Sands. Accessed via a flight of stone steps, this truly unique ...

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

Price per week £575 - £1607

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


Set right on the waterside in the pretty seaside village of Portscatho, this gorgeous cottage is holiday heaven. With a feather-filled sofa set before a toasty wood-burner and supe...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £580 - £1260

2 bedroom thatched cottage with sea views in Sennen, West Cornwall.


The perfect beach holiday – sun, sea and Sennen! Little Cottage is a semi-detached, thatched fisherman’s cottage of great character, nestling in the heart of this picturesque villa...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £589 - £1307

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

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Fancy relaxing in a hot tub, perched on the cliff top overlooking Perranuthnoe beach? Well, this one is for you! Cliff House is a warm, stylish detached retreat set high above Perr...

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

Price per week £593 - £2247 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 6 Oct and 8 Dec 2018, 5 Jan and 15 Jun 2019, 21 Sep and 14 Dec 2019. Only two bedrooms are available at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Boasting spectacular sea views across St Ives Bay, The Mermaid’s Purse is one of twenty-seven exclusive apartments overlooking Carbis Bay beach. Three flights of external stairs le...

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

Price per week £618 - £1725

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Bude, Cornwall.


Puffin's Nest is an absolute gem! Set in the heart of the delightful village of Poughill, opposite the historic village church, this gorgeous 17th Century terraced cottage has been...

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

Price per week £635 - £1408

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


With a short walk to the beaches, restaurants and art galleries of St Ives, these security-gated apartments are stylish, contemporary and very comfortable. They have been designed ...

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

Price per week £640 - £1620

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