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 32 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.

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

7 nights from £287 *

The Old Post Office

1725

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.


A ten minute walk down to the sea, the village of Holcombe is tucked away in the Devon countryside but within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy,...

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

7 nights from £287 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £311

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
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £311

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

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373 *

Bay Cottage

2561

3 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 beautiful Teign estuary and this fabulous house caters for all parties young and old. From t...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £374

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £374

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £453

The Chalet on the Beach

3351

Beach 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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £453

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

7 nights from £340

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)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £340

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

7 nights from £353

Mount Pleasant Cottage

3206

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.


Brixham needs little introduction for those familiar with the joys of the South Hams and its spectacular coastline. A bustling fishing port, there is always something to watch in t...

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

7 nights from £353

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

7 nights from £370

Poachers Cottage

2828

2 bedroom 2 bathroom dog-friendly fishermans cottage in Appledore


Poachers Cottage is at the heart of the historic north Devon fishing village of Appledore, set in a little cobbled courtyard off the iconic Irsha Street, a stone's throw from the w...

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

7 nights from £370

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

7 nights from £379 *

Tydemans Cottage

2759

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Appledore, North Devon.


Tydemans Cottage is at the heart of the pretty north Devon fishing village of Appledore, close to some of north Devon's most fabulous sandy beaches. This beautifully renovated cott...

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

7 nights from £379 *

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

7 nights from £391

Sea Cottage

2660

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


Sea Cottage is a New England style 'beach retreat' chalet, just yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path it will ap...

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

7 nights from £391

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