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 317 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

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
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £350 - £675

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...

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

Price per week £353 - £1380 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 3 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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


Pretty Love Lane Cottage is set down a quiet lane on the outskirts of Penzance within the grounds of the Owners' home. Penzance town centre and the fishing village of Newlyn are ju...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £356 - £774

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


This gorgeous Victorian cottage is an absolute delight; updated with gentle sympathy to offer the modern necessities of central heating, drench-head shower and a granite-topped kit...

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

Price per week £358 - £1120 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 23 Jun 2018, 22 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


This is the perfect bolthole for couples who look for space, comfort and real quality. Decorated and furnished to an impeccable standard, 4 Imperial Court is a real home-from-home ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Thu

Price per week £359 - £780

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    26 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018

    £425.10 £340.00

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


Stunningly gorgeous, this former miner’s terraced cottage has been transformed into a beautiful retreat for couples looking for something extra special. In the cosy sitting-room a ...

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

Price per week £363 - £789

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views at Lands End, Cornwall.


This retreat has so much to offer…including a shared outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning of May to the end of September) and a shared games-room/gym, as well...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £365 - £840

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


This lovely stone-built barn is set back from an unspoilt country lane just outside the harbourside village of Gerrans. One of just two recently renovated barns (Long Linhay (3142)...

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

Price per week £371 - £670

1 bedroom thatched cottage with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


For over 300 years The Loft has been standing on the south side of Coverack bay keeping watch over the ever-changing moods of the sea. A former fishermen’s net loft skilfully conve...

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

Price per week £372 - £855

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


Spaven Mor is a brand new timber-clad cottage situated in the grounds of the friendly village pub, The Royal Standard, in Gerrans. This single-storey former workshop has been beaut...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £374 - £675

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