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 322 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Marazion.


Montaza is a Grade II Listed, 18th Century detached cottage set in the heart of the bustling village of Goldsithney. With its warming red Aga in the kitchen (the main cooking appli...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £498 - £1245

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


Views stretch from the Penryn River across the water to the Roseland peninsula from almost every room in this immaculately presented home-from-home; even the patio looks towards th...

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

Price per week £500 - £1370

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


Rosemary Cottage is a modern semi-detached property close to the Leisure Centre at Maenporth so the swimming pool, tennis courts and children's play-area are just a short stroll aw...

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

Price per week £504 - £1380

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


Hillside is a modern family house situated in an elevated position above St Mawes with panoramic views from upstairs down over the river and the sea beyond. The spacious accommodat...

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

Price per week £505 - £1320

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

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


This pretty Grade II Listed Edwardian Lodge is peacefully situated in the middle of the Rosteague Manor Estate, surrounded by views over meadows and ancient woodland; this is a tru...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £512 - £1190

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Fowey, Cornwall.


With fabulous panoramic views over the rooftops of Polruan and the sparkling water of the River Fowey, and Fowey itself on the other side of the estuary, this lovely Victorian seas...

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

Price per week £518 - £1295

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Portscatho.


This large contemporary detached house is set in an elevated position halfway between the lovely villages of Gerrans and Portscatho. Carefully designed so the living spaces face to...

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

Price per week £520 - £1575

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


This truly stunning Cornish cottage is located in a quiet terrace just off the square in the charming village of Portscatho only a short stroll from the shops, galleries, harbour, ...

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

Price per week £522 - £1410

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £528 - £1490

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


Just yards from a private marina full of yachts of all sizes, Marina View is a modern town house offering excellent accommodation and ideal for families or groups of friends. Set i...

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

Price per week £533 - £1460

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