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

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


1 Harbour Strand is a town house with jaunty decor, attractive furnishings and interesting prints, including some of the owners own artwork. It offers a games-room, with table-tenn...

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

Price per week £424 - £1220

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


The Limes is nestled in a corner of St Helens Green overlooking the cricket pitch, with far reaching views from the rear master bedroom over Brading Marshes. The location is peacef...

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

Price per week £426 - £980

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Shanklin.


25 Palmerston Road is a bright, cheerfully decorated, family home and is one of our most popular properties. This property is a real find for a family looking for a home both close...

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

Price per week £427 - £920

3 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


Pandora Lodge is a lovely ground floor apartment forming part of a larger Victorian property in central Seaview. With sea views from the sitting-room and large bay windows featured...

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

Price per week £429 - £950

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


Nestled in the heart of Seaview village this lovely ground floor apartment is a stone’s throw from the sea front and all the village amenities. Seaview is an idyllic Edwardian reso...

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

Price per week £435 - £1000

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


Set in the delightful sailing village of Seaview, Blackberries is a pretty, refurbished cottage which offers a peaceful escape for families, small groups or couples alike. Comforta...

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

Price per week £436 - £950

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3 bedroom, Pet friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


3 Harbour Strand is a comfortable, neutrally decorated holiday home in a small, quiet development close to Bembridge village and the harbour. It's an easy property in which to holi...

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

Price per week £450 - £995

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


East Gull Sands is an attached, comfortably furnished, beachfront holiday home in Seaview. Sitting right opposite the beach this property has sea views from the upstairs double bed...

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

Price per week £451 - £990

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


A hidden gem tucked away on Bluett Avenue in the peaceful Victorian village of Seaview, Lawn End makes great use of accent colours in its interior decor presenting a beautiful holi...

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

Price per week £453 - £1060

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


Where to start in describing this picture-perfect property in Ventnor? Originally built in 1868 and part of Ventnor Botanic Gardens the cottage now affords all modern conveniences ...

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

Price per week £453 - £1140

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