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 323 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


With uninterrupted views of the most picturesque storybook fishing harbour in Cornwall, this fabulous first floor apartment with a private balcony sits in an enviable position righ...

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

Price per week £799 - £2099

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


Captivating is just one word to describe the views from this fabulous first floor apartment located in the heart of Mullion Cove with its quaint cobbled slipway; this magical place...

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

Price per week £799 - £2099

4 bedroom cottage with sea views in the Lizard, West Cornwall.


Hidden down a lane on the fringes of the Lizard is a grand Victorian house with spectacular, panoramic sea views across to Old Lizard Head and Kynance Cove. At any time of year, fr...

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

Price per week £911 - £2410 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 8 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.

2 bedroom luxury apartment with sea views and a hot tub in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


This fabulous first floor retreat with spectacular ocean views and generously stylish living space offers a truly unique luxury holiday experience right in the heart of Falmouth. I...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1100 - £2751

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

2 bedroom, dog friendly luxury apartment near the beach in Falmouth.


Landlubber is a luxury apartment and is the perfect place for a truly special holiday. The apartment has a contemporary finish, softened with gorgeous furnishings and reclaimed tim...

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

Price per week £1100 - £2751

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


This impressive, recently-built eco-house is situated in a commanding elevated position on one of St Mawes' most exclusive roads. Enjoying panoramic sea views over the whole of Fal...

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

Price per week £1187 - £3260 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 6 + cot between 29 Sep and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 29 Sep and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 8 Dec 2018.

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Seashells is a great family holiday home set on the hill above the charming village of Portscatho. Take a morning stroll to pick up provisions for the day from the village shop and...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £340 - £840

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Gerrans, South Cornwall.


This traditionally designed modern cottage, with period-style furnishings and fittings, is set close to the lovely village green at Gerrans in the heart of the beautiful Roseland p...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £353 - £955

3 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near St Mawes, Cornwall.


Semi-detached Crugsillick Court has reversed accommodation with the spacious sitting-room on the entry level with comfortable sofas, a warming wood-burner and a doorway through to ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £390 - £896

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Praa Sands.


As its name suggests, this delightful cottage overlooks the pretty 14th Century church in the quaint village of Germoe and is only a mile from the child-friendly sandy beach at Pra...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £398 - £995

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