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 30 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.

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7 nights from £287 *

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
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7 nights from £287 *

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    19 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

    £715.20 £572.16

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £339

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...

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7 nights from £339

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    20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

    £656.64 £525.31

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £418

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment 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 (1 only)
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7 nights from £418

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £444

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
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7 nights from £444

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £465

3 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


Nassau Court is a striking building which has pride of place right on the seafront with the sea a stone's throw away and the stunning north Devon beaches curving away into the dist...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £465

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £334

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


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

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £334

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    26 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019

    £725.00 £580.00

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £346

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
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7 nights from £346

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    27 Jul 2019 - 3 Aug 2019

    £795.00 £636.00

  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £359

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


Shaldon is a real gem, on the Teign estuary with higgledy piggledy streets, some excellent pubs and restaurants and a sandy beach. Just 150 yards from the shore is The Salty, tucke...

  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £359

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    19 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

    £748.80 £599.04

We’re here to help you find your perfect place to stay 7 days a week.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £370

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)
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7 nights from £370

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

7 nights from £377

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 £377

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