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 bestRead more

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 492 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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

7 nights from £360

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

7 nights from £360

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

7 nights from £361

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. It offers comfortable accommodation for a couple or small family. The sitt...

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

7 nights from £361

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £362

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

7 nights from £362

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

7 nights from £364

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

7 nights from £364

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £366

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

7 nights from £366

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

7 nights from £367

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

7 nights from £367

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £371

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lamorna Cove.


The lush Lamorna valley lies just one mile away from this comfortable single-storey property which, as it is all on one level, is suitable for guests with limited mobility. St Loy ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £371

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373 *

4 bedroom cottage near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Situated in a prime and enviable secluded position on the beautiful Trewince Manor Estate this is the ideal get away from it all holiday base. With spectacular uninterrupted views ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373 *

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

7 nights from £375

2 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Seaview.


North View is a wonderful holiday hideaway just on the outskirts of Seaview with sea views across the Solent from the kitchen/dining-room and first floor bedrooms. Set back from th...

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

7 nights from £375

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

7 nights from £377

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Instow, Devon.


Sea Cottage is a New England style 'beach retreat' chalet, just yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path it will ap...

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

7 nights from £377

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