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 518 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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


Number 18 is a two bedroomed chalet on the small Tollgate holiday complex on the Seaview Duver. These are ideal to rent out for larger families as you can rent next door and other ...

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

Price per week £351 - £730

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


23 Tollgate Cottages is a comfortably furnished beach bungalow located in a small, gated waterside development on the edge of Seaview, within walking distance to the shops and cafe...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £351 - £730

2 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Ventnor, Isle of Wight


Located in the cosmopolitan town of Ventnor in a Victorian town house, Seascape is a modern two bedroom apartment with spectacular sea views along the coastline. It offers contempo...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £352 - £780

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


5 Sandpipers is a well equipped modern house set within a small development in the heart of Seaview, and offers comfortable accommodation for couples and families. Enjoy al fresco ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £353 - £745

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

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


Opal Cottage is a pretty end of terrace cottage situated in the corner of the village square and only a two minute walk from the harbour, beach and coastal path. Comfortably furnis...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £353 - £801

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in The Lizard.


Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea and a selection of eateries and shops, this delightful cottage adjoining the Owner's home and its near neig...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £354 - £786

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


Cornish for ‘dwelling in the valley’, Trenance lies in a peaceful vale close to St Ives’s azure blue seas and white sandy beaches. This pretty reversed level cottage has all you wi...

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

Price per week £357 - £998

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 £360 - £645

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


With wonderful sea views from the kitchen/breakfast-room where you will see the ships and fishing boats cross the horizon, this welcoming single level apartment is located only a s...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £361 - £785

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Hayle, West Cornwall.


Only a mile from the seemingly endless golden sands skirting St Ives Bay, pretty little Saffron Cottage lies just a few yards from the scenic Hayle river estuary, a birdwatchers' p...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £363 - £790

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