Holiday cottages by sandy beaches

Nothing says summer more than warm sand between your toes and turquoise waters lapping onto golden beaches. Visit the West Country for Britain’s best

The poet Robert Frost declared, rather despondently, that ‘nothing gold can stay’: clearly he had never been to the West Country. Here, miles of sandy beaches offer the perfect family holiday in a myriad of destinations.

Somerset’s 50 miles of coastline combines warm waters, soft sand and traditional seaside towns. Try Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Cove beach for sandy exploits; bustling Minehead or extrovert Western-super-Mare for family-friendly attractions on their respective miles of sands.

On the South Coast, Dorset competes with equally as attractive towns bursting with beach-side fun. Quaint Lyme Regis and pretty Swanage offer sand-a-plenty as well as all the amenities needed on a self-catering holiday.

But sandy beaches don’t have to be busy…venture further south to Devon and Cornwall to discover seclusion and serenity on your own stretch of golden sand. On the North Coast, tiny coves offer secret slivers of beach perfection: check out BossineyDaymer Bay and Constantine Bay for your idyllic romantic getaway or Valentines’ break.

Miles of flat sands are the perfect host for beach-sports: try your hand at kite-buggying at Watergate BayWestward Ho! or Perranporth.

Beach breaks abound along the Devon and Cornwall coasts: jump into the surf, then relax on soft sands at Fistral BeachPraa Sands or Sennen Cove.

If gentle waves lapping onto sugary sands is more your style, explore the calmer waters around Falmouth or Devon’s famed, ‘English Riviera’ stretching between the towns of Torquay, BabbacombePaignton and Brixham.

Wherever you choose your cottage in the West Country, a sandy beach is never far away. 

We have 514 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Coverack.


With such splendid views you may never want to leave the comfort of this superbly appointed apartment located in Coverack's North Corner. With a hop and a skip to the beach and onl...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £343 - £745

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Marazion.


Set in the heart of a bustling village, just one mile from Perranuthnoe beach and two from Marazion and St Michael’s Mount, Tickle Cottage is gorgeous. It has everything that you c...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £346 - £864

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

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Right smack bang on the Wharf at Mousehole and just a pebble’s throw from the little sandy beach lies Seagulls, which looks towards the sea past the boat park and car park. There i...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £347 - £951

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Penzance, West Cornwall.


This cosy terraced cottage is set beside the busy seafront of Penzance promenade. Warm and snug, with low ceilings and the added bonus of Sky television (including Sky Sports) and ...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £348 - £756

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    8 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018

    £514.08 £411.20

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Mousehole.


Part of a small Victorian terrace of granite-built cottages, Rosie's Cottage is tucked away on the edge of the ever-popular village of Mousehole, just a five minute walk from the i...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £351 - £710

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Offering a high standard of accommodation, the Worsley Apartment is a ground floor apartment housed within Shanklin Villa, a beautifully converted Victorian building. With a separa...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £360 - £940

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Just off the village square, this Grade II Listed cottage built of traditional cob is one of the oldest in the village of Portscatho. It retains the charm and authenticity of a tra...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £362 - £695

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Named appropriately for the beautifully maintained south-facing garden it overlooks and only a mile from the unspoilt seaside village of Perranuthnoe and spectacular coastal footpa...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £366 - £795

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2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Built at the water’s edge on the Hayle estuary, Quayside is a traditional detached house enjoying uninterrupted views of the area’s justly renowned birdlife from all principal room...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £389 - £845

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


La Miette is a modern first floor apartment located in the peaceful setting of Port Pendennis, a beautifully landscaped security-gated development of town houses and apartments set...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £400 - £920

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    26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018

    £726.80 £581.44

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