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 46 self catering cottages by a sandy beach in Devon.

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

7 nights from £364

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 £364

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

7 nights from £426

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 £426

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

7 nights from £431

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 £431

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

7 nights from £582

Seashells

2096

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


Seashells is in the award-winning Nautilus seafront development at Westward Ho!. Situated close to two of north Devon’s prettiest fishing villages, Appledore and Instow, Westward H...

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

7 nights from £582

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

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

7 nights from £624

Neptune

2745

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 £624

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

7 nights from £636

48 The Brewhouse

4774

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Plymouth, South Devon.


This ultra-stylish contemporary apartment sits in a prime position on the second floor overlooking the picturesque marina and sea in the exclusive Royal William Yard. Dating back o...

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

7 nights from £636

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    £667.80 £601.02

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £675

The Coast

5035

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Kingsbridge.


For those in search of a magical escape with the beautiful shoreline right on your doorstep, look no further than The Coast. A welcoming and stylish getaway sleeping four, The Coas...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £675

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

7 nights from £700

The Old Stables

4684

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Bideford, North Devon.


The Old Stables is an effortlessly beautiful and stylish north Devon retreat situated in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Instow. Relax and unwind in this immaculate home...

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

7 nights from £700

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £700

No 9 Putsborough

5056

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Woolacombe.


For a coastal escape somewhere rather special, let us introduce you to No 9. A simply gorgeous apartment located just moments away from the golden sands of the award-winning Woolac...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £700

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £917

Mintons

4528

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


We are pleased to advise that Mintons will be able to accomodate 12 guests for 2023. This beautiful Edwardian end of terrace house is simply gorgeous. Mintons has been furnished...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £917

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