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 apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Dating back to 1863 and converted in 2011, this superb two-storey apartment is located on the outskirts of Shanklin. 10 Shanklin Manor has an elegant, monochrome interior and the u...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £612 - £1275

3 Astra House is a comfortable first floor apartment within a converted Victorian House


3 Astra House is a comfortable first floor apartment within a converted, red brick Victorian house, located on a quiet residential no-through road in Seaview. Offering light and sp...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £334 - £825

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


1 Yarborough Cottage is a wonderfully quaint end of terrace property facing St Helens Green on the east side of the island, with far reaching views over Culver Downs. The owners ha...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £358 - £870

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


27 Tollgate Cottages is one of a number of well presented, beachfront holiday bungalows situated in Salterns Village, a small gated development located opposite Seaview Duver and b...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £375 - £830

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

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


10 Tollgate Cottages is a pastel coloured, beach bungalow set in a small gated development close to the waterfront. Clean, neutral decor and its close proximity to the beach make t...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £375 - £830

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


24 Tollgate Cottages is a comfortable property just a stone's throw away from the beach, and a short walk from the local shops and dining in Seaview village. Situated on a small de...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £375 - £830

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


6 Tollgate Cottages is a bright and cheery cottage set in a small, gated development near the pretty village of Seaview. Close to the beach, local shops and bars, and with Cafe Blu...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £375 - £830

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight


This modern and bright bungalow with a south-facing garden is perfect for a family holiday and as it has a fully-enclosed rear garden, why not bring your four-legged friends? Sleep...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £384 - £850

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


1 Astra House is a comfortable, light and bright ground floor apartment set within a charming Victorian property in Seaview. Featuring an open plan layout, the dining-area, kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £398 - £895

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


30 Seaview Bay is a lovely three bedroom apartment set over two levels, offering sea views from the master bedroom balcony. Doors from the sitting-room lead to a decked area and pr...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £399 - £860

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