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 342 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Flushing, South Cornwall.


This delightful property is found down an Cornish ope in the gorgeous, waterside village of Flushing. The deceptively large cottage will have you saying 'wow!' as soon as you walk ...

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

Price per week £592 - £1850

20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 3 will be excluded at the discounted rate.

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 - £2292 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 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

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


Enter this stunning building into your first floor apartment and the awesome views may delay the process of unpacking for a while. Adjustable mood lighting and individual room ther...

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

Price per week £638 - £1990

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  • 20% off

    23 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

    £797.99 £638.40

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


Designed to complement the most spectacular views over Porthminster beach, St Ives harbour and beyond, these luxurious security-gated apartments are stylish, contemporary and excee...

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

Price per week £638 - £1990

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  • 20% off

    24 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018

    £797.99 £638.40

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


Occupying one of the most sought-after locations in St Ives, Summer Breeze has its own private balcony where sea views are guaranteed. This open plan first floor apartment is style...

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

Price per week £638 - £1990

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  • 20% off

    23 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

    £797.99 £638.40

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


Soft pinks and blues, stunning views and all mod-cons are to be found at Rolling Surf. This ground floor apartment is as gorgeous as it gets. Set high above Porthminster beach, wit...

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

Price per week £638 - £1990

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  • 20% off

    23 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018

    £797.99 £638.40

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Agnes.


Perfectly positioned on the clifftop overlooking Porthtowan, Sun View offers a wonderful backdrop for families and friends wanting to unwind and discover this stunning part of nort...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £670 - £1995 *

2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Sennen.


Set above Sennen Cove and reputed to be the most westerly thatched cottage in Britain, No Place is a detached retreat with a heated outdoor pool (available from beginning of May to...

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

Price per week £672 - £1713

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