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.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £433

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Shaldon, Devon.


Perched on the edge of the Teign Estuary, with the water 10 yards in front of the cottage, Sailaway is in the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday. Shaldon has everything one could wish...

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

7 nights from £433

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

7 nights from £463

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


Neptune is a spacious, contemporary apartment in a stunning seafront development in Westward Ho!, a small, friendly coastal town that suits all ages at all times of year. The re...

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

7 nights from £463

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £472

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.


This delightful cottage has marvellous views across the Teign estuary from the enclosed waterside patio/garden. With the slipway yards from the front door (hence the name!), guests...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £472

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £570 *

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


High Lea is a beautifully refurbished family house, nestled in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting the most breathtaking and unrivalled sea views. This ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £570 *

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  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £815 *

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 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £815 *

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £455

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge.


Nestled in the beautiful South Hams village of Kingston, Laurel Cottage is a delightful property which has been converted from a 18th Century linhay, standing proudly in a lovely g...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £455

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  • 10% off

    10 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

    £586.61 £528.30

  • 10% off

    17 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

    £586.61 £528.30

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £465

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

7 nights from £395

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


If you are looking for a holiday home which offers parking and a fully enclosed garden, within easy reach of some of the most popular features and hotspots Brixham has to offer, lo...

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

7 nights from £395

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  • 10% off

    29 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019

    £328.50 £295.65

  • 10% off

    13 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

    £369.75 £332.78

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

7 nights from £437

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 £437

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £522

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Croyde.


Located in the pretty village of Georgeham, just over a mile from one of the longest sandy surfing beaches on the north Devon coast, this 17th Century cottage comes complete with t...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £522

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