Cottages by a sandy beach in Devon

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 56 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.

Princes Granary is a 1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Plymouth, South Devon.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £348

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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £348

Homesdale is a 1 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Shaldon, South Devon.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £433

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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £433

Lofty Heights is a 1 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Shaldon, South Devon.
  • Sleeps 2 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £501

Lofty Heights

5337

1 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Shaldon, South Devon.


Looking for that special retreat for two, if so, welcome to Lofty Heights which is nestled in the very sought-after village of Shaldon, just moments from a fabulous sandy beach and...

  • Sleeps 2 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £501

The Chalet on the Beach is a Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £509

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 verandah with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous...

  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £509

Ferrycombe is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £513 *

Ferrycombe

4482

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea.


Welcome to Ferrycombe, this characterful barn conversion is perfectly situated within a private complex which hugs the edge of Bigbury-on-Sea and the beautiful golden sandy beaches...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £513 *

Seaview is a 2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Ilfracombe, North Devon.
  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £518 *

Seaview

5412

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Perched high above the north Devon coastline, Seaview offers everything you could wish for, from fabulous interiors to beautiful styling and the cherry on top has to be the picture...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £518 *

The Retreat is a 3 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Shaldon, South Devon.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £634 *

The Retreat

5338

3 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Shaldon, South Devon.


Welcome to The Retreat, a gorgeous family holiday home, nestled in the beautiful village of Shaldon. Shaldon and The Retreat offer something special for all ages, from the sandy be...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £634 *

Number 4 Coastguard Cottages is a 3 bedroom cottage with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £720

Number 4 Coastguard Cottages

5078

3 bedroom cottage with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Number 4 Coastguard Cottages is a dreamy holiday abode with breathtaking sea views overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean and perfectly positioned to take in th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £720

The Nest is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cabin with sea views near Shaldon, Devon.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

From £160 per night

The Nest

5387

1 bedroom, dog friendly cabin with sea views near Shaldon, Devon.


Wow! Welcome to The Nest, a magical retreat perched in the most sublime setting, with unrivalled views out to sea. This bespoke cabin is the most perfect getaway for those seeking ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

From £160 per night

Warren Hayloft is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Dawlish, Devon.
  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £343

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 £343

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