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 332 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.


Jubilation is a first floor apartment with excellent sea glimpses from the open plan living area to the outdoor Jubilee Pool and Penzance promenade. A single and double bedroom mak...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £322 - £699

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Coverack.


With such splendid views you may never want to leave the comfort of this superbly appointed apartment located in Coverack's North Corner. With a hop and a skip to the beach and onl...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £343 - £745

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Marazion.


Set in the heart of a bustling village, just one mile from Perranuthnoe beach and two from Marazion and St Michael’s Mount, Tickle Cottage is gorgeous. It has everything that you c...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £346 - £864

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Right smack bang on the Wharf at Mousehole and just a pebble’s throw from the little sandy beach lies Seagulls, which looks towards the sea past the boat park and car park. There i...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £347 - £951

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Penzance, West Cornwall.


This cosy terraced cottage is set beside the busy seafront of Penzance promenade. Warm and snug, with low ceilings and the added bonus of Sky television (including Sky Sports) and ...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £348 - £772

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


Part of a small Victorian terrace of granite-built cottages, Rosie's Cottage is tucked away on the edge of the ever-popular village of Mousehole, just a five minute walk from the i...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £351 - £735

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2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Just off the village square, this Grade II Listed cottage built of traditional cob is one of the oldest in the village of Portscatho. It retains the charm and authenticity of a tra...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £362 - £723

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Named appropriately for the beautifully maintained south-facing garden it overlooks and only a mile from the unspoilt seaside village of Perranuthnoe and spectacular coastal footpa...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £366 - £811

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


Gorgeous Thimble Cottage lies just inland from Pendeen Lighthouse and the crashing Atlantic Ocean in the far western peninsula of Cornwall. Set within a hamlet in the ancient lands...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £368 - £866

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Built at the water’s edge on the Hayle estuary, Quayside is a traditional detached house enjoying uninterrupted views of the area’s justly renowned birdlife from all principal room...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £389 - £862

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