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 322 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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 - £1060 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 23 Jun 2018, 20 Oct and 8 Dec 2018. 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 - £687

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

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


Rubble Cottage is a stunning 18th Century Grade II Listed terraced property set in the oldest street in Newlyn; it has been completely restored in conjunction with English Heritage...

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

Price per week £340 - £1215 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 30 Jun 2018, 8 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. Only one bedroom is available at the discounted rate.

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 - £1042 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Oct and 15 Dec 2018.

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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £344 - £660

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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £344 - £660

1 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.


The perfect retreat for walkers and couples, this compact semi-detached cottage is set on a steep wooded lane which is a three minute walk to Carbis Bay beach and its amenities. Fo...

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

Price per week £345 - £696

2 bedroom, rural apartment near the beach in Falmouth, 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...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £348 - £940 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 27 Oct and 8 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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-facing...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £348 - £1270 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 3 Mar and 16 Jun 2018.

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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £348 - £610

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