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.

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


Newlands is a charming detached cottage located just off the Green, in the picturesque village of St Helens. Its location is very peaceful yet within walking distance to the villag...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £383 - £710

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Ryde.


8 Appley Sands is a spacious, purpose built, top floor apartment overlooking the Solent and the award-winning beach at Appley. With en suites to both bedrooms, and comfortable, mod...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £385 - £840

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of wight.


Westbourne Cottage is a pretty, pastel-coloured, holiday cottage, located in the picturesque Seagrove Bay. The single level accommodation (ideal for less able guests) is lightly de...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £390 - £795

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment with sea views in Ventnor, Isle of Wight.


Gilmerton is a charming and spacious apartment, beautifully decorated, and located on the outskirts of the vibrant village of Ventnor. The house is built into the hill so this firs...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £401 - £860

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

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


22 Seaview Bay is an impressive two bedroom waterfront apartment, set over two floors in the prestigious Seaview Bay development. Located in the heart of Seaview, the village shops...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £403 - £870

2 bedroom, dog friendly houseboat on the sea in Bembridge Harbour, Isle of Wight.


For a holiday with a difference this is it! Situated on a private pontoon in Bembridge Harbour, you will have fond memories of your time on this unique floating home for years to c...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £412 - £860

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


Venice Lodge is a Georgian cottage located in a quiet residential area of the popular seaside town of Ryde. The property has a beautiful interior combining period and vintage furni...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £417 - £840

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


7 Sandpipers is a modern townhouse, set in the heart of the popular sailing village of Seaview. Located just minutes from the seafront, with its beach, rock pools and coastal path,...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £420 - £980

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Cowes, Isle of Wight


Just a five minute walk from the heart of Cowes and Sheppard's Wharf, The Bird House is a charming cottage which combines modern living with period features bringing character and ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £425 - £1400

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Ventnor.


With sea views from the terrace, and fresh, modern décor throughout, 2 St Josephs is a holiday maker's home-from-home. This spacious ground floor apartment is ideally situated betw...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £439 - £940

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