Holiday cottages by a sandy beach on the Isle of Wight

The shores of the Isle of Wight offer a variety of beaches and coves to explore. As the island is so compact, no matter where you choose to stay you’ll be in close proximity of stretches of golden sands.

When it comes to classic beaches, South Wight really is the place to be. Miles of sand stretch out across the shoreline, dotted by the odd cafe and pier along the way. These beaches are lined with a classic seaside promenade too, meaning you can enjoy the views across the Channel all year round. These beaches are also dog friendly at certain times of the year. The expansive stretches of sand are perfect for pooches who like to stretch their legs. The seaside walk between Shanklin and Sandown gives picturesque views of Shanklin and Shanklin Chine on a calm day. When the wind picks up the waves crash against the walk way making for spectacular photos, just make sure you stay well away from the water’s edge.

Catch the tide at the right time and Ryde has some lovely beaches to make the most of. These almost disappear when the tide comes in so you need to catch them quick. After a walk on the beach, hop on to the steam railway for an adventure around East Wight. Leaving the car at home for the day will give you a sense of freedom in experiencing a different way of getting around.

Freshwater Bay on the west of the island has some sandy spots. When the tide goes out the beach is sand below the water mark. It’s supposedly the most beautiful bay on the island but we’ll let you decide that for yourself. Surrounded by the rugged, desolate charm of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this part of the island is perfect for walkers. There’s plenty of inland jaunts and coastal routes to stomp along. All you’ll need is a good pair of boots.

The close proximity of the Isle of Wight to London makes the island ideal for a weekend short break. Take a break from the big smoke to feel the sand between your toes and the wind whipping through your hair. Visit for a Valentine’s weekend with your beau or pack up the kids and head south for a summer holiday to remember. 

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We have 169 self catering cottages by a sandy beach on the Isle of Wight.

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight


A gorgeous Victorian three bedroom house on the outskirts of Shanklin with a lovely secluded garden and a private swimming pool. Beautifully decorated throughout, the Owner has tak...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £706 - £1595

3 bedroom cottage with hot tub and sea views in Ryde, Isle of Wight


This absolutely stunning property is laid over five mezzanine floors, has two sea-facing balconies and a hot tub with a sea view! Beautifully decorated throughout, The Lodge offers...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £795 - £1500

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3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Brook, Isle of Wight


Flackstead is a unique eco-friendly house which has breath-taking and uninterrupted coastal views across Compton Bay towards the Needles. Flackstead combines the very best of conte...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1650 - £3009

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Totland, Isle of Wight


Ashmead Cottage has been thoughtfully decorated throughout offering three lovely bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. The kitchen opens out onto a charming private decked-area with o...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £437 - £990

4 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


This light, beautifully presented holiday home offers quality accommodation with wooden floors, whitewashed walls and interesting prints and furnishings lending splashes of colour ...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £499 - £1325

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Montagu is a luxurious, upper ground floor apartment forming part of a converted Victorian villa, just seconds from the beach at Shanklin. With a private patio with sea views and a...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £781 - £1990

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


Large and modern, Skylark Cottage is one of the premium properties available at Salterns Village, an exclusive small gated development on the edge of Seaview. The village has a lov...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £479 - £1499

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


One of a handful of pretty pastel beach bungalows located in Salterns Village, Curlew Cottage is a small, exclusive development at the edge of Seaview that offers securew communal ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £479 - £1499

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3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


Beautifully decorated in neutral tones throughout, Alcantara is a well-presented, spacious property offering flexible family accommodation. This detached property has a ground floo...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £500 - £1153

4 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Ryde, Isle of Wight.


A smart town house, with well presented accommodation for eight set over three floors, Lucaya offers a great space with a pretty enclosed rear patio and lawn for an extended family...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £532 - £1208

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