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.

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7 nights from £350

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Portscatho, Cornwall.


Phoebe’s is a stylish barn conversion located in the historic hamlet of Treluggan and only a ten minute walk away from the coastal footpath and the fine sandy beaches of Pendower a...

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7 nights from £350

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £350

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Portscatho, Cornwall.


This beautifully converted barn is set in the small hamlet of Treluggan. Small but perfectly formed, the cottage has a high cantilevered ceiling giving the cottage a wonderfully li...

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7 nights from £350

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  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £351

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


Bryher is a delightful barn conversion, semi-detached from Lowenna (3133). The interior is contemporary, light and airy with laminate-flooring throughout and great attention to det...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £351

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7 nights from £352

1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Penzance, West Cornwall.


This should really be called 'the absolutely gorgeous Little House'! Set in the heart of Lamorna Valley and a short walk away from the famous Lamorna Wink pub and Lamorna Cove, whi...

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7 nights from £352

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £355 *

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


How do you fancy your own seaside bolthole just 200 yards from the golden sands at Mawgan Porth? – well look no further than Seahorses! All on one level, this fabulous south-fac...

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7 nights from £355 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £355 *

2 bedroom, rural apartment near the beach in Flushing, Cornwall.


Little Trefusis is a single-storey cottage close to Flushing, a delightful waterside village with two popular pubs and a harbourside cafe. This charming cottage has an open plan li...

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7 nights from £355 *

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £456.00 £364.80

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7 nights from £355

1 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portloe.


Tucked down a quiet country lane and just five minutes’ drive from the sea, this charming detached cottage is surrounded by 50 acres of National Trust land and is adjacent to the c...

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7 nights from £355

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7 nights from £357

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Wem House with its sea views is in a truly exceptional location just above the safe sandy Porthcurnick Beach. Converted from an old farm building this detached cottage is immaculat...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £357

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £360 *

3 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Superb views over the water to Flushing and the Roseland peninsula are guaranteed from this beautifully decorated contemporary first floor apartment, part of the renowned Admiral's...

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7 nights from £360 *

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    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £571.05 £456.84

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7 nights from £362

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Penzance.


Tiddily Prom has unsurpassed sea views across Mount’s Bay as far as the Lizard peninsula. Elegant and spacious, this light and airy apartment has an open plan living area and a lar...

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7 nights from £362

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    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £452.40 £361.92

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £517.65 £414.12

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