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.

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7 nights from £547

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Mullion, West Cornwall.


With spectacular views across National Trust fields to the glistening sea beyond, this beautifully refurbished single-storey cottage lies just 10 minutes' walk from sandy Poldhu Co...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £547

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £547

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


This superb property is in an exclusive row of just three individually designed houses just a five minute walk down the hill to St Mawes' picturesque harbour and village centre wit...

  • Sleeps 6
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7 nights from £547

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £551

3 bedroom cottage near the beach and Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Newlyn has everything that you will need on your adventure in the far west of Cornwall. Leave your cars and stroll into the village along the footpath; it will only take you and yo...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £551

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £562

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Newquay, North Cornwall.


Watersmeet sits high above the Gannel Estuary, on the Pentire Headland. This quiet area of Newquay boasts beautiful views, provides a full range of activities such as canoeing, hor...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £562

  • Sleeps 6
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7 nights from £564

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only minutes from the rolling surf of the north Cornish coast, Atlantic View is a mid-terrace cottage enjoying superb views of the sea over the golf course at The Point. This is a ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £564

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £565

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


Whistlefish is a beautifully appointed cottage just minutes from Fowey's bustling harbour and narrow streets, where an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, local bakeries and award-wi...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £565

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £580

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Mevagissey.


Perched high above sandy Portmellon cove, the views from this modern, single-storey detached property are stunning. Large picture windows in the spacious open plan living-room let ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £580

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £582

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


There are superb views over Falmouth harbour from this lovely family house, perfect for watching the yachts, dinghies, cruise liners and naval ships out on the water and the coming...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £582

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £592

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Kingsand, Cornwall.


Situated in an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of the Rame peninsula, with views across the rolling countryside to the waters of Plymouth Sound and Dartmoor in ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £592

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £593

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


Set in the lane that leads down to sandy Porthcurnick Beach where you will find the famous Hidden Hut beach cafe, Halcyon is an enticing destination for a coastal holiday. This spa...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £593

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