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

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


The owners of 24 Sandcove Rise didn’t buy a television for the first few years of owning this property, as the sea views from the sitting-room made better viewing! Don’t panic, the...

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

Price per week £710 - £1650

4 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


This large detached house is situated in an elevated position as you enter the town of Ventnor with the most breath-taking views from virtually every room. The beautiful tiered gar...

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

Price per week £715 - £1800

4 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Set within a converted Victorian villa, Eversley Apartment is a large, contemporary split level apartment. With modern furnishings, this property offers a luxury option for a coast...

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

Price per week £720 - £1850

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


Hillside is a traditionally furnished Victorian holiday home located conveniently close to the pretty beaches at Seagrove and Priory Bay. Spread over four floors, there is enough s...

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

Price per week £729 - £1530

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

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


Spread over three floors The Swallows really is a beautiful family holiday home. The ground floor is very fresh, light and modern and has bi-folding doors leading out onto the pati...

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

Price per week £765 - £1760

3 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Cromwell Apartment is a high end, beautifully presented, first floor apartment in a Victorian villa in Shanklin. Not your average beachfront apartment, the Cromwell comes with a de...

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

Price per week £795 - £1990

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


Rosa Monte is a semi-detached property with three double bedrooms and a children's bunk bedroom, accommodating eight in total. Situated just off Ryde esplanade it’s a short walk in...

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

Price per week £795 - £1550

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


With stunning sea views from not one but two balconies Solent View Road is a wonderful holiday destination within a few minutes' walk from Seagrove Bay. Located just on the outskir...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £825 - £1850

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


Walnut Cottage is a real find if you're looking for a spot of luxury on holiday. Tucked away in central Seaview village Walnut offers spacious accommodation over two floors and an ...

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

Price per week £835 - £2095

4 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


Tides Reach is a wonderful, newly modernised family house along the Seaview Duver just a short walk into Seaview Village and the Yacht Club. Tides Reach has a stylish open plan sit...

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

Price per week £850 - £1650

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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