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 307 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
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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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £564

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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  • Changeover Sat

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)
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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

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £593

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 £593

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  • 15% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £750.05 £637.50

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

7 nights from £600

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


This handsome whitewashed house has an enviable position in St Mawes close to Tavern beach, with far reaching sea views from many of the rooms and the spacious paved front terrace....

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £600

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £623

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


This stylishly converted seaside cottage, decorated throughout in natural Farrow & Ball colours, sleeps six. Arranged over three floors, with sea views from the top floor, Cutty Sa...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £623

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £649

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


Beautifully refurbished, Pender Cottage occupies possibly one of the best positions in picturesque Mousehole. Watch the boats bob as the tide ebbs and flows, be lulled to sleep by ...

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

7 nights from £649

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

7 nights from £650

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

7 nights from £650

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £685

Luxury safari tent glamping with a hot tub and sea views, pet friendly near Penzance.


Looking for the ideal retreat for a good old-fashioned family holiday? Then look no further – Mount View Sunrise Safari Tent is that and so much more. Set in the middle of its two ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £685

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £774.80 £697.32

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £685

Luxury safari tent glamping with a hot tub and sea views, pet friendly near Penzance.


Mount View Horizon Safari Tent is the perfect family retreat, set high above Mounts Bay in a spacious meadow with incredible 180 degree panoramic views. As far away from basic as i...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £685

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