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 541 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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


4 Carina is a modestly furnished, first floor apartment in a converted house which offers a great value break for families or a couple. Centrally located and just yards from the sh...

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

Price per week £305 - £645

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    22 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018

    £499.88 £399.90

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in St Helens, Isle of Wight.


Faithfull Cottage is a lovingly restored, pretty mid-terrace cottage which enjoys a rear garden and countryside views on the outskirts of St Helens. This comfortable cottage is set...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £309 - £674

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


The perfect bolt-hole for families, 61 Drake Cottage is a comfortably furnished beach bungalow located in a small waterside development on the edge of Seaview. Just yards from the ...

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

Price per week £309 - £684

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


The Lobster Pot is a comfortably furnished beach bungalow located in a small waterside development on the edge of Seaview and next to a nature reserve. This beach bolt hole has dec...

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

Price per week £312 - £704

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


With an interesting history and dating from 1852, Trevessa was once a fishing cottage and overlooks the sea. The sitting-room, dining-room and both bedrooms have beautiful sea view...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £314 - £939

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    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £611.62 £489.60

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


Hove To is one of a small collection of bungalows located along the Seaview Duver. Situated on the corner, it benefits from a large decked area on two sides with a lovely outlook o...

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

Price per week £314 - £694

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


Cockleshells is one of the charming Salterns bungalows situated along the Seaview Duver within a short walk to the Yacht Club and Seaview Village. The new Owner has completely rede...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £314 - £680

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


Kitty Wake is a comfortable and neatly presented holiday bungalow located on the edge of the Salterns Holiday Village, in the charming village of Seaview. There are on site ameniti...

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

Price per week £329 - £799

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


Lapwing Cottage is a comfortable and neatly presented holiday bungalow located on the edge of the Salterns Holiday Village, in the charming village of Seaview. There are on site am...

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

Price per week £329 - £799

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


Little Egret Cottage is a comfortable, modest holiday bungalow set within a small development of similar properties on the edge of the Salterns Holiday Village. The bungalow has an...

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

Price per week £329 - £799

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