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 339 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


This very pretty former farm cottage, part of the Rosteague Manor courtyard buildings, is located in a lovely rural setting at the end of a private lane on the Rosteague Estate. Th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £460 - £1113

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Just a few yards from the beach and central to all amenities, The Dabblings is the perfect retreat in any season. Tucked away in Duck Street, a quiet pedestrian alley of terraced f...

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

Price per week £464 - £1272

3 bedroom, dog friendly, luxury safari tent near the beach near Mullion


Set in a peaceful wildflower meadow and just a few minutes' drive from two fabulous beaches, Hobie offers the finest luxury camping in a large, stylish safari tent. Its only neighb...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £465 - £1275

3 bedroom, dog friendly, luxury safari tent near the beach near Mullion


Get back to the simple things that matter with a relaxing stay at Woody, a luxurious, spacious and stylish safari tent located in a tranquil wildflower meadow with breathtaking vie...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £465 - £1275

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3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


Set in the centre of the bustling village of Lelant just over two miles from St Ives, Driftwood is a stylish, year-round retreat. The open plan kitchen/diner leads through to the l...

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

Price per week £473 - £1322

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
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £479 - £1479

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


All on one level, this beautifully appointed property lies just above the picturesque harbour village of Portscatho, and is within easy walking distance of the sea and village amen...

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

Price per week £484 - £1235

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


Hidden down a traffic-free lane in Marazion, Cliff House is one of the closest houses to St Michael's Mount – the beach and coast path are practically on its doorstep. Peace and qu...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £487 - £1243

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


Set just above the coastal path and looking right out to sea, this lovely mid-terrace property has stunning far reaching views across Gerrans Bay. You can walk directly onto the co...

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

Price per week £488 - £1409

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Approached by a flight of open-tread wooden steps, this luxurious seafront apartment is tucked away near the slipway to the beach at Portscatho. The large glass walled dining-room ...

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

Price per week £489 - £1407

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