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 534 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

2 bedroom thatched self catering cottage with sea views in Seaview.


If the restorative power of the sea appeals to you, 1 Thatched Cottage, with its uninterrupted views is an ideal holiday home. This 19th century property combines old world charm w...

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

Price per week £379 - £939

2 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Minehead, Somerset.


Set back from the seafront esplanade with fantastic sea views and just steps from the South West Coast Path, Grade II Listed 1 Coastguard Cottages is the perfect location for a fam...

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

Price per week £383 - £880

3 bedroom rural self catering cottage near the beach in St Helens, Isle of Wight


Newlands is a charming detached cottage located just off the Green, in the picturesque village of St Helens. Its location is very peaceful yet within walking distance to the villag...

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

Price per week £383 - £725

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Ryde.


8 Appley Sands is a spacious, purpose built, top floor apartment overlooking the Solent and the award-winning beach at Appley. With en suites to both bedrooms, and comfortable, mod...

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

Price per week £385 - £840

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2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


This surprisingly spacious holiday home is only 250 yards away from the stunning National Trust coast footpath and just a 10 minute stroll from picturesque Portscatho harbour, the ...

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

Price per week £386 - £985

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of wight.


Westbourne Cottage is a pretty, pastel-coloured, holiday cottage, located in the picturesque Seagrove Bay. The single level accommodation (ideal for less able guests) is lightly de...

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

Price per week £390 - £795

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 town of Ventnor. The house is built into the hill so this first f...

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

Price per week £392 - £900

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Perranuthnoe beach is gorgeous, as is the village which is home to the renowned Victoria Inn, an excellent gastro pub. The Summer House, sleeping four or six guests, is set in the ...

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

Price per week £392 - £1485 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 6 Jan and 8 Dec 2018. 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. The bunk-beds are excluded at the discounted rate.

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


If you're looking for a property that's practically on the beach, then this is it! 1 Starboard House perches just opposite the beach in central Seaview and enjoys uninterrupted sea...

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

Price per week £395 - £867

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


Seashells is in the award-winning Nautilus seafront development at Westward Ho!. Situated close to two of north Devon’s prettiest fishing villages, Appledore and Instow, Westward H...

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

Price per week £396 - £1010

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