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

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Brook, Isle of Wight


This pretty detached cottage can be found on a quiet lane in Brook on the south west coast. With its large, mature garden overlooking adjacent farmland, and close proximity to mile...

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

Price per week £534 - £1299

4 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


Crowsteps is on the first and second floor of a property tucked away in Seaview in a semi detached property. Boasting a stunning roof terrace with far reaching views over the Solen...

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

Price per week £563 - £1280

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


This bright, spacious detached house, on a quiet lane is just a 10 minute walk from the beautiful beach at Seagrove Bay. Furnished to a high standard, with four good-sized bedrooms...

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

Price per week £599 - £1423

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


A spacious family home, 17 Sandcove Rise is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the pretty village of Seaview. Well-presented and with modern furnishings throughout, it has a wonderfu...

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

Price per week £630 - £1580

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


Mallards is a spacious, three-storey Edwardian house in Seaview village and a much-loved family home. Enjoying a great location just yards from the seafront, it's the perfect choic...

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

Price per week £631 - £1250

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


Middle Salterns is a pretty, end of terrace Edwardian property in the heart of Seaview, simply decorated and arranged over three floors. There are two double bedrooms and a bunk-ro...

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

Price per week £643 - £1469

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


Bay View is a charming semi-detached house situated down a quiet leafy lane off the Green in the picturesque village of St Helens and aptly named due to the stunning views over St ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £675 - £1525

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 breathtaking views from virtually every room. The beautiful tiered gard...

  • 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

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

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