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.

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £400 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


There is nowhere quite like St Agnes when it comes to relaxation and rejuvenation. There is something about the salty air and laid back pace of life that makes this peninsula a par...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £400 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £400

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...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £400

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £410 *

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


Mousehole needs no introduction; this harbourside town is extremely popular with its array of galleries, restaurants and a safe family-friendly beach. Hillside is set up the hill f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £410 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £413

1 bedroom, cottage with a hot tub near the sea, St Ives, West Cornwall.


Relax in a super-duper Cornish spa hydrotherapy hot tub (run completely by renewable energy) on a raised private terrace close to Nancy's House. Set in the heart of a bio diverse f...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £413

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £414 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in St Agnes, Cornwall.


Picture perfect, this delightfully bijou terraced cottage is located in the heart of the friendly north coastal village of St Agnes and just a short stroll to the sandy beach at Tr...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £414 *

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £415

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


This pretty mews cottage set in the heart of Penzance is comfortable and well-equipped. With a delightful terrace accessed via the sitting-room, there can be nowhere nicer to spend...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £415

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

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £418

1 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


What a view you will lap up from this pretty, traditional end of terrace cottage in the centre of the charming seaside village of Portscatho. As the name suggests, the cottage is l...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £418

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £423

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


How many holiday apartments offer the chance of falling asleep with a Royal Navy vessel moored almost alongside then waking with a luxury cruise liner in its place? Add views from ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £423

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

7 nights from £433

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


The Beach House is in a truly exceptional location just above safe sandy Porthcurnick Beach. The living-room has French doors that lead out to the patio and garden, with spectacula...

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

7 nights from £433

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £446 *

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Marazion, West Cornwall.


The glistening Atlantic Ocean and St Michael’s Mount are clearly visible from this south-facing property just off the South West Coast Path. Beautifully warm, the stylish sitti...

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

7 nights from £446 *

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