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.

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Crantock, Cornwall.


A Grade II Listed detached building, Forge Cottage is situated on the road to the dog-friendly beach at Crantock, directly opposite a footpath that leads to the magnificent sand du...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £398 - £995

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Located close to the Hayle estuary and within easy walking distance of the popular Scarlet wine bar, a good pub and the RSPB reserve bird watching haven, Gadwall Rise is a modern d...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £398 - £995

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


This delightful semi-detached cottage is found less than a mile from the centre of the upbeat village of St Agnes on the north Cornish coast. The interior is charming and has a cos...

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

Price per week £400 - £920

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment with sea views in Ventnor, Isle of Wight.


Gilmerton is a charming and spacious apartment, beautifully decorated, and located on the outskirts of the vibrant village of Ventnor. The house is built into the hill so this firs...

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

Price per week £401 - £860

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

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


22 Seaview Bay is an impressive two bedroom waterfront apartment, set over two floors in the prestigious Seaview Bay development. Located in the heart of Seaview, the village shops...

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

Price per week £403 - £870

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near St Mawes.


Set in the heart of the picturesque village of St Mawes, with a wonderful sea view across the rooftops, this comfortable terraced cottage is within easy walking distance of the exc...

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

Price per week £406 - £1040

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


Skylight Barn is a fantastic hideaway perched high above the picturesque fishing village of Coverack and overlooking Perprean Bay – the perfect backdrop for this unique property. T...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £408 - £1020

2 bedroom cottage near the beach in Perranporth, North Cornwall.


Set in the picturesque hamlet of Bolingey and just a short walk down a pleasant country lane from the golden sands of Perranporth's well-known surfing beach, Lavender Cottage has b...

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

Price per week £408 - £1020

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


A beach hut by the sea is exactly what Krowji is, and what a beach! Polzeath has it all; surfing, acres of sand, cowrie shell hunting, trendy shops, a plethora of restaurants and s...

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

Price per week £408 - £1020

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

Price per week £411 - £1125

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

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