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 342 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

4 bedroom cottage in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


The location of this traditional Cornish house can only be described as fabulous. Perfectly situated with an uninterrupted outlook over Gerrans Bay, it lies in the heart of the sma...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £731 - £2071

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views and hot tub near Kingsand.


Lady Emma's Cottage is one of the most stunning and exclusive retreats in the United Kingdom. The 1882 Arts and Crafts property sits framed on one side by 865 acres of Grade 1 list...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £751 - £2321

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


Perched above Marazion with magnificent views of St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, Chy Morvah East is a home-from-home for family and friends. The bubbling hot tub on the ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £796 - £2245

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in St Ives, Cornwall.


Step outside the sitting-room onto the magnificent decked terrace – take in the fabulous sea views stretching from Hayle Towans to beyond Godrevy Lighthouse. A spacious, contempora...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £843 - £2357

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

6 bedroom holiday home with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only a hop, skip and a jump from the stunning beach at Polzeath, this ultimate get together home will delight beach crazy individuals and those wanting to indulge in this very spec...

  • Sleeps 12 + 4 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Thu

Price per week £897 - £3275 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 10 between 10 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are not available at the discounted rate. 25% off for parties up to 8 between 10 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 are not available at the discounted rate. 20% off for parties up to 10 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are not availbale at the discounted rate. 25% off for parties up to 8 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 are not available at the discounted rate.

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Oh my, this really is a special house, perfect for family gatherings and groups of friends. From watching fishing boats, yachts and dolphins in summer to crashing waves in winter, ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £900 - £2295

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Winwood is a spacious and beautiful home nestled in a private garden and just a short walk from the centre of Falmouth and two stunning beaches. The owners recently refurbished thi...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £914 - £2100

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


What a truly wonderful house this is, with stunning sea views, four acres of garden, paddock and woodland to explore and a hot tub to soak in while watching the sun glisten on the ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £930 - £2600

6 bedroom, dog friendly home with sea views in Port Isaac, Cornwall.


Situated up above Port Isaac, Anchorage nestles amongst its elegant neighbours in a popular terrace overlooking Port Gaverne cove on the north Cornish coast. From its elevated posi...

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £931 - £3836 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 8 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 4 and 6 are excluded at the discounted rate.

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Lamorna Cove, Cornwall.


Gorgeous Ros an Dinas sits high above Lamorna, the view across the Cornish countryside to the sea is breathtaking. This peaceful location is far from the madding crowd, relax in th...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £934 - £2612

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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