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.

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7 nights from £520

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 sun-room has views across ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £520

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  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £520

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


Chy Morva, 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
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7 nights from £520

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  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £526

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


There are fabulous views from this lovely waterside apartment, looking over to the pretty village of Flushing, the Roseland and beyond. Tall Ships is a wonderful base to explore th...

  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £526

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £528

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
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7 nights from £528

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
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7 nights from £540 *

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
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7 nights from £540 *

  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £553

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
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7 nights from £553

  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £566

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...

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7 nights from £566

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £574

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

7 nights from £574

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  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £575

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 ...

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7 nights from £575

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
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7 nights from £580

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

7 nights from £580

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