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 333 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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


This is a fabulous holiday cottage, combining contemporary architecture, superb quality and stunning location in one sumptuous package. Just a five minute stroll from the sand and ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £754 - £1555

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 £759 - £1990

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


Decorated with pinks and taupe, you cannot help but fall in love with this apartment and all the mod-cons it has to offer; with fully controllable heating and lighting systems thro...

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

Price per week £759 - £1990

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 £759 - £1990

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    31 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018

    £1175.89 £940.71

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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 £759 - £1990

View
  • 20% off

    31 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018

    £1175.89 £940.71

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 £759 - £1990

6 bedroom holiday home near the beach near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Cuilan is situated overlooking the Percuil River in what can only be described as one of the most idyllic spots on the Roseland. A large house built to a very high specification, o...

  • Sleeps 14 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £761 - £3295 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 20% off for parties up to 8 + cot on selected dates.

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 £780 - £2149

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 £780 - £2149

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


Clifftop location? Tick. Stunning coastal views? Tick. Hot tub to soak away the stresses of everyday life while drinking in the view? Tick. Ocean Breeze certainly ticks all the rig...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £792 - £2395 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 2 bedrooms are excluded at the discounted rate (please specify which bedrooms you would like when booking).

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