Cottages by a sandy beach in Devon

Devon's two coastlines feature wide stretches of sandy beaches, where you're sure to find the ideal holiday cottage.Read more

As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Devon’s sandy beaches are some of the country’s most spectacular. No wonder holiday-makers flock here on short breaks to feel the sand between their toes and relax on one of the county’s many sandy shorelines.

Dawlish Warren’s one and half miles of sand and dunes means that even in the height of summer you can find a spot to call your own. If you’re looking for waters calm and shallow enough for the little ones to swim in, try Bantham Beach. With its own facilities, including a beach shop where you can buy all those little essentials it’s perfect for families in more than one way.

A cottage near the expansive sands at Westward Ho! on the North Coast allows you to combine traditional beach fun – ice creams, donkey rides and sand castles – with more fast-paced beach pursuits: try your hand and kite-surfing, drive a kite buggy or take to the seas to windsurf.

Don’t just watch the waves, conquer them with a lesson or two in surfing at one of Devon’s wave-riding hotspots. As suited to families as adventurous groups or couples looking for time together, the surfing hubs of Croyde, Woolacombe and Bideford give you front seat access to the seas as well as the self-catering convenience of the towns’ amenities.

Boasting two coastlines, Devon’s got double the options for your self-catering escape.

The South Coast’s iridescent waters and soft sands signify the perfect sites for your beach-side escape. The exotic looking palms and tranquil marinas have led this stretch of coastline to be termed ‘The English Riviera’. Soak up some of its laid back vibe and effortless style with a self-catering cottage in towns with sandy beaches like Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham. Ideal for enjoying a romantic break. 

We have 43 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.

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7 nights from £334

Princes Granary

761

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Plymouth, South Devon.


An unique hideaway for couples, Princes Granary lies in the village of Down Thomas, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful walks along the nearby South West Coast...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £334

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £388

Homesdale

4514

1 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Shaldon, South Devon.


In the heart of Shaldon village, found at the mouth of the Teign estuary, is Homesdale. This charming apartment is the perfect hideaway, just right for a couple wanting to enjoy th...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £388

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

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £395

Holly Cottage

4841

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Shaldon, South Devon.


Welcome to Holly Cottage, a fabulous ground floor retreat for two nestled in the heart of the village of Shaldon. Holly Cottage is a charming getaway, absolutely perfect for couple...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £395

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £476

The Chalet on the Beach

3351

Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £476

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £497

Bay Cottage

2561

1 bedroom, dog friendly house with sea views, Shaldon.


Bay Cottage is just steps from the beach in Shaldon, which lines the south shore of the Teign estuary. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep, so this is a fantastic place fo...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £497

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
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7 nights from £785 *

Mewstone View

2775

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Wembury, Devon.


Mewstone View is a sleek, contemporary house only minutes from the beach with sea views from the living-room and two of the bedrooms. An enclosed sea-facing deck wraps around the b...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £785 *

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
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7 nights from £1177 *

The Old Kiln

4509

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with hot tub and sea views in Bideford


The Old Kiln is one of a kind! A beautiful Grade II Listed detached period property offering a wonderful home for all the family to enjoy. Built in 1933 on the site of an old kiln ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £1177 *

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £347

Warren Hayloft

2765

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Dawlish, Devon.


Warren Hayloft is just past Cockwood harbour, on the Exe estuary. This beautiful property is one of two converted barns which is approached by wooden steps and has the living-area ...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £347

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  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £400

Seashells

4667

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Exmouth, Devon.


Seashells is a welcoming home-from-home situated moments away from stunning Exmouth beach and the bustling Exmouth marina. At the end of a fun-packed day exploring Exmouth and ...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £400

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £450

Pooks Hill Cottage

4854

1 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Dawlish, South Devon.


This picture-perfect cottage has been lovingly restored and furnished to a superior standard, offering you the ideal retreat for that special Devon getaway. Tucked away in the beau...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £450

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