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 332 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Gorgeous, stylish and cosy, Little Bambaroo is the perfect retreat for a short break or a holiday in the heart of the pretty village of Gulval in the far west of Cornwall. The exce...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £279 - £698

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Ideal for couples this detached, single-storey converted barn is located at Treluggan, a small country hamlet in the heart of the Roseland peninsula. There are some lovely coastal ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £286 - £561

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Boscastle.


Pull up a chair on the verandah and sit back and enjoy the view that stretches out across the open countryside to the dramatic coastline and the Atlantic Ocean beyond - welcome to ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £286 - £895 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Mevagissey is a bustling little harbour, home to a small fishing fleet which shelters within its protective walls. Picture book pretty, colourful terraced cottages cling to the ste...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £292 - £686

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


With a beautiful sandy beach only two minutes' walk down the hill and spectacular sea views from the large picture windows in the sitting-room, Porthcurnick Studio is a surprisingl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £295 - £595

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Austell.


This former Cornish creamery has been converted into a delightful coastal retreat for two. Situated on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Gorran Haven, The Old Dairy is...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £296 - £597

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  • 20% off

    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £597.00 £477.60

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


Picture-perfect and petite, this delightfully bijou grade two listed cottage is located in the heart of the friendly north coast village of St Agnes. There is an abundance of shops...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £302 - £828 *

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


If you are looking for the ‘wow’ factor, you need look no further! This stylish retreat is just a short distance from Mousehole, yet set in a peaceful, rural hamlet in the heart of...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £302 - £756

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Sundial is an immaculately presented ground floor apartment in a quiet residential area above Falmouth’s town centre. Ideal for both couples and families, all the town’s facilities...

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

Price per week £312 - £897 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

  • 10% off

    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £798.33 £718.50

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Cowries is a cosy ground floor apartment sleeping two with fabulous uninterrupted views of Gerrans Bay and the pretty seaside village of Portscatho. Situated directly above the har...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £314 - £605

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