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 335 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


The Nod (a stone's throw from the Lamorna Wink pub) is simply gorgeous and provides stylish open plan living with a roaring wood-burner, a stunning bedroom with sumptuous super-kin...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £442 - £851

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


With panoramic sea views across Falmouth Bay from the principal rooms, a sheltered sun-trap patio right outside the living-room and direct access to the seafront and beach, this mo...

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

Price per week £458 - £1320 *

* Includes 5% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with panoramic sea views in Cadgwith.


These are the views you come to Cornwall for; fabulous, far reaching and expansive sea views with ever-changing colours of blue and green with magical skies to match. Floor to ceil...

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

Price per week £467 - £1218 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Oct and 8 Dec 2018.

3 bedroom cottage near the beach in Carlyon Bay, South Cornwall.


Tredhowr is a spacious detached contemporary house just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, the coastal footpath and championship golf course at Carlyon Bay, and the wonderful tall sh...

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

Price per week £467 - £1490 *

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

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Fabulous Shepherds Hut for up to four with sea views and hot tub, near Penzance


Wow – Mount View Retreat really does have it all – stunning panoramic views of Mounts Bay and beyond, an en suite complete with flushing loo and hot water, its own private hot tub ...

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

Price per week £467 - £990 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


See the ocean as you enter this contemporary first floor apartment, looking through the open plan living-room to the clear blue bay. Drop your bags and head down the hill to the be...

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

Price per week £486 - £1566 *

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* Includes 15% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 20% off

    28 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018

    £665.55 £532.80

  • 20% off

    5 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018

    £665.55 £532.80

  • 20% off

    12 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018

    £665.55 £532.80

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views near Boscastle.


With the most enviable views across Trebarwith Strand out to sea, Praxis offers the perfect setting for those looking for the ultimate seaside getaway. Located in the heart of this...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £542 - £1370

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Falmouth, Cornwall.


Tucked away in a wonderfully tranquil location behind Swanpool Nature Reserve and just a 10 minute walk from Swanpool beach, this modern, spacious family house is the perfect locat...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £549 - £1890 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. The first floor is excluded for parties of 2 at the discounted rates 15% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Two bedrooms are excluded at the discounted rate. 10% off for parties up to 6 + cot on selected dates. One bedroom is excluded at the discounted rate.

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


Beautifully situated just above the picturesque harbour in Portscatho, from the garden Cliff Cottage enjoys incredible panoramic sea views of Gerrans Bay including Porthcurnick Bea...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Thu

Price per week £553 - £1797 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. 20% off for parties up to 2 between 2 Mar and 30 Mar 2019.

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in St Austell.


Sitting right above the tiny harbour at Charlestown with views of the tall ships moored below, The Captain's Gig is a lovely 18th Century terraced cottage sympathetically updated t...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £578 - £1570 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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