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

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

Price per week £717 - £1928

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

Price per week £738 - £1683

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

Price per week £828 - £2045

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


Mountbatten Garden Apartment is a fabulous apartment stylishly furnished with four en suite bedrooms and comes with a private courtyard including a six person hot tub. Vibrantly de...

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

Price per week £895 - £2250

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


Seacrest House is a stunning holiday home with fabulous Solent views across beautiful Appley beach and is perfect for a large family or group of friends looking for a property with...

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

Price per week £989 - £2311

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


This stunning converted coach house, benefitting from a fabulous location within the grounds of the Priory Estate, is an exceptional holiday home-from-home. The Priory Coach House ...

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

Price per week £1129 - £2760

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


A wonderfully modern property, beautifully furnished and housed in an American-style cladded exterior, Pitt Corner is roomy, with plenty of space for the family to spread out. As w...

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

Price per week £1244 - £2642

6 bedroom, rural self catering home near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


Windleshore is a gorgeous holiday home, set in the beautiful and sought-after village of Bembridge. Accessed by a private road, and with extensive grounds, this fabulous retreat of...

  • Sleeps 11 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1485 - £2970

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


A beautiful Edwardian villa, with evident period charm, West Ingle boasts sea views from almost every room. Spacious, light and airy, many original features have been retained. Bot...

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £1013 - £2295

6 bedroom, rural self catering home with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


Bay House is an incredibly spacious and stylish Edwardian villa offering great sea views from many of its rooms. Lovingly refurbished throughout, the property is the ideal choice f...

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £1147 - £2632

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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