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 304 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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

7 nights from £311

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Coverack.


A fabulous refurbished apartment with wonderful views over the dramatic Lizard peninsula. The property is set within a communal garden with direct access to the South West Coast Pa...

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

7 nights from £311

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

7 nights from £312

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

7 nights from £312

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £317

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views at Lands End, Cornwall.


This retreat has so much to offer…including a shared outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning of May to the end of September) and a shared games-room/gym, as well...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £317

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  • 15% off

    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £372.67 £317.05

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

7 nights from £317 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Rubble Cottage is a stunning 18th Century Grade II Listed terraced property set in the oldest street in Newlyn; it has been completely restored in conjunction with English Heritage...

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

7 nights from £317 *

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  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £321

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

7 nights from £321

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

Shepherds hut with sea views near Praa Sands.


What could be more wonderful than breathtaking sea views from your cosy shepherd's hut? Positioned so that you can see right out to the far Atlantic, Forget-Me-Not is cleverly desi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

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

7 nights from £323

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in St Agnes, Cornwall.


Beacon Top Bottom is a delightfully bijou cottage nestled in the slopes of St Agnes Beacon. Ideally situated for exploring this stunning area of north Cornwall, this cosy little bo...

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

7 nights from £323

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

Luxury Shepherds Hut sleeping 2 with sea views near Praa Sands.


Delightful Mr Blue Sky's picture window frames a beautiful garden vista, while in the distance you can see a panorama of the Atlantic sea. In this seaside-themed shepherd's hut eve...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

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

7 nights from £331

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Just.


Bos Arvorek means ‘coastal home’ which this traditional, detached, former hay barn certainly is! Found down a narrow, granite-walled road in the hamlet of Boscaswell, the cottage i...

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

7 nights from £331

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

7 nights from £335

1 bedroom thatched cottage with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


For over 300 years The Loft has been standing on the south side of Coverack bay keeping watch over the ever-changing moods of the sea. A former fishermen’s net loft skilfully conve...

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

7 nights from £335

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  • 20% off

    16 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019

    £418.95 £335.16

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