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 535 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Portreath, North Cornwall.


This stunningly designed contemporary beach house with unobstructed views over Portreath beach is likely to take your breath away. The liberal use of glass floods the living space ...

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

Price per week £887 - £2610 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

  • 20% off

    1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018

    £1996.80 £1597.60

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Portreath, North Cornwall.


This is a beach house in every sense of the word, with light, bright open spaces, indoor-outdoor living on the private roof-deck lounge and views to leave you speechless. Giant win...

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

Price per week £887 - £2610 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

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2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


Located in a small waterside development on the edge of Seaview, 62 Buddleia Cottage is a pretty beach bungalow offering comfortable accommodation, for a couple or small family, in...

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

Price per week £309 - £670

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.


Jubilation is a first floor apartment with excellent sea glimpses from the open plan living area to the outdoor Jubilee Pool and Penzance promenade. A single and double bedroom mak...

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

Price per week £322 - £699

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near Dawlish, South Devon.


Warren Hayloft is just past Cockwood harbour, on the Exe estuary. This beautiful property is one of two converted barns and approached by wooden steps and has the living area on th...

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

Price per week £327 - £725

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

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

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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 - £772

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 - £735

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