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 335 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £611 - £1650

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

Price per week £614 - £1860

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Probably enjoying the best sea views in the village from almost every room, this stunning 200 year old cottage overlooks Port Isaac and its picturesque harbour. Enchanting Mount Pl...

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

Price per week £621 - £1734

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Newquay, North Cornwall.


Crantock beach is a long expanse of golden sand backed by sheltering dunes, ideal for sandcastles and surfing. Picture-perfect Crantock village is a friendly place with ancient cot...

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

Price per week £648 - £1620

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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

Price per week £649 - £1968

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

Price per week £672 - £1490

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

Price per week £672 - £1490

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


What a fabulous holiday home this is, a gorgeous mix of early Victorian terraced townhouse elegance and 21st Century luxuries, topped off with superb panoramic views. Big bay windo...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £783 - £1800

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3 bedroom cottage with river views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set above the banks of the beautiful Percuil estuary, this outstanding period property enjoys fabulous views over the water from nearly all the rooms in the house. The south-facing...

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

Price per week £885 - £2229

3 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


This legendary name befits the magical location of this superb apartment which spans the whole of the ground floor of this former harbour Cellar House. Ideal for a family or group ...

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

Price per week £980 - £2649

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