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 304 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

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

7 nights from £390

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £397

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

7 nights from £397

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £409

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


La Miette is a modern first floor apartment located in the peaceful setting of Port Pendennis, a beautifully landscaped security-gated development of town houses and apartments set...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £409

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

7 nights from £435

2 bedroom cottage with sea views in the Lizard, West Cornwall.


With amazing views across to Kynance Bay from all the rooms, Frog Rock Cottage not only offers guests one of the best locations on the Lizard, but also a comfortable and very well-...

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

7 nights from £435

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

7 nights from £640

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


Just a short walk to the beaches, restaurants and art galleries of St Ives, these luxurious gated apartments are stylish, contemporary and very comfortable. They have been designed...

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

7 nights from £640

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £678

Quirky cabin with outstanding sea views at Whitsand Bay.


If having the most stunning of views is on your wish list, then wish no more - this one is utterly breathtaking! Situated in one of the prime locations, on the cliff overlooking Wh...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £678

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  • 10% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 25 Mar 2019

    £527.10 £474.39

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £308

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


Picture-perfect and petite, this delightfully bijou cottage is set in the heart of the friendly north coast village of St Agnes. There is an abundance of shops, bars and eating pla...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £308

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

7 nights from £317

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


Jacaranda is a ground floor apartment with a bungalow apartment above Jacaranda Bungalow (3137), situated in an elevated position in a quiet cul-de-sac in the pretty fishing villag...

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

7 nights from £317

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

7 nights from £345

2 bedroom, dog friendly, self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Poised minutes away from Porthcurnick beach, this comfortable modern cottage has lovely sea views out to Gull Rock, Nare Head and beyond. One of a terrace of four, there is a prett...

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

7 nights from £345

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  • 20% off

    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £489.70 £392.00

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    2 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

    £430.70 £344.80

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    9 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019

    £430.70 £344.80

  • 20% off

    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £477.90 £382.40

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

7 nights from £347 *

3 bedroom apartment near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Riverside, an attractive apartment enjoying views of the tidal Hayle estuary, is happily situated close to St Ives in the village of Lelant. Set above the Owner's Victorian home, t...

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

7 nights from £347 *

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