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.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Marazion, Cornwall.


This contemporary retreat has sea views over the walled terrace across the east of Mount’s Bay and beyond. Leave the car behind as The Boathouse is close to the South West Coast Pa...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £331 - £828

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


Marazion is a bustling town, home to St Michael's Mount, pubs, galleries and restaurants. The Nutshell is a tiny terraced cottage set on the roadside at the top end of the village,...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £334 - £725

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


This lovely cottage is just a minute’s walk from the waterside shops and restaurants on Fowey’s picturesque harbourside. Beautifully decorated in understated colours with touches o...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £335 - £1220 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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


A room with a view sums up Harbour Heights perfectly - a fabulous apartment boasting superb, panoramic views across the rooftops towards Falmouth harbour, the Penryn River and the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £336 - £1070 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £338 - £714

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


Step down into the quiet quadrangle of attractive granite barns, cross the communal garden, open the stable-door and you will find the most perfectly charming retreat for two. Nest...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £339 - £650

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach near Falmouth.


This immaculately presented ground floor apartment is perfect for beach lovers and walkers alike, just yards from the coastal footpath and a five minute walk from Maenporth cove. P...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £339 - £1080 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Now here's a room with a view. A view right across Mount's Bay with St Michael's Mount to the left and Mousehole harbour to the right. This comfortable first floor annexe is attach...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £340 - £701

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


Situated on the edge of the picturesque coastal village of Portscatho, this wonderfully spacious bungalow has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with a light and air...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £344 - £1115 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Gerrans, South Cornwall.


This traditionally designed modern cottage, with period-style furnishings and fittings, is set close to the lovely village green at Gerrans in the heart of the beautiful Roseland p...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £344 - £1050 *

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