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.Read more

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 148 self catering cottages by a sandy beach on the Isle of Wight.

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £1250

4 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in St Helens, Isle of Wight


This absolutely stunning barn conversion is a little slice of luxury just outside the village of St Helens, only a short stroll to the St Helens Duver, sand dunes, beach and the Ba...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1250

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1375

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


This beautiful house is set in several acres of garden on the outskirts of Yarmouth, just a few minutes walk to the water’s edge, a truly stunning holiday destination. The property...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1375

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £660

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


6 Seafield Terrace is a charming, spacious terraced cottage set in the pretty village of Seaview. It would ideally suit a large family, several couples or a group of friends travel...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £660

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £718

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


Middle Lodge is a beautiful 1860s, stone-built, Victorian holiday home set in a mature enclosed garden on the edge of Ryde on the near-east side of the Island. It would be ideal f...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £718

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

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  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £810

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


2 Little Cedars is a sleek and modern property, with a light and clean finish throughout. Split over three floors, and stylishly decorated with luxury furnishings, this delightful ...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £810

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £860

5 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight


This is a three-storey house right in the heart of Bembridge village, just opposite the picturesque village church and a few minutes' walk from the shops and restaurants. The prope...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £860

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1302

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.


This impressive 150 year old Farmhouse sleeps nine and is the perfect location for a fabulous family gathering of all ages. In the breathtaking location of Barton Manor Estate, adj...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £1302

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £2072.45 £1657.96

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £732

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight


Orchard House is a wonderful property for an extended family looking for a sprawling holiday home near the beach in Bembridge. The downstairs living areas are inviting - no doubt t...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £732

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £753

5 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Wootton, Isle of Wight.


Creekside is a fabulous waterfront property that makes a wonderful choice of holiday home at any time of the year. This stunning detached house, set on the banks of Wootton Creek, ...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £753

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £1088.06 £924.85

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £893

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


Swift Cottage is a gorgeous, comfortable Edwardian end-of-terrace property, spread over three levels with wooden flooring throughout the kitchen and dining area. The spacious dinin...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £893

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