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 515 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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


Step back in time into The Cottage, a 500 year old Grade II Listed stone house set back in Marazion’s Market Place, close to the beach where the tidal causeway and boats cross to S...

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

Price per week £420 - £1698 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 6 Jan and 16 Jun 2018, 8 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. One of the bedrooms is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


This comfortable duplex apartment has sea and 'Mount' views from the sitting-room and bedrooms. Formerly a guest house, the Owners, who live on the ground floor, now open the terra...

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

Price per week £423 - £972

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

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


This fabulous converted detached barn is less than a mile from the safe and sandy beach at Porthcurnick and close to the National Trust coastal footpath, and the shops, galleries a...

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

Price per week £424 - £985

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Geach’s Cott is an extremely comfortable first floor duplex apartment, part of the waterside Packet Quays development in Falmouth. There are wonderful views across Falmouth harbour...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £424 - £1060

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    25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018

    £832.10 £665.68

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Shaldon, Devon.


Perched on the edge of the Teign Estuary, with the water 10 yards in front of the cottage, Sailaway is in the perfect spot to enjoy a holiday. Shaldon has everything one could wish...

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

Price per week £424 - £975

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


Just a five minute walk from the heart of Cowes and Sheppard's Wharf, The Bird House is a charming cottage which combines modern living with period features bringing character and ...

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

Price per week £425 - £1400

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


Set on the water’s edge in the popular fishing village of Portscatho, Top Deck’s light and airy open plan living area has stunning views across the tiny harbour and out over Gerran...

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

Price per week £427 - £995

Luxury glamping, sleeping 4, dog friendly near the beach near Mullion


Like the idea of luxury camping but not too sure about sleeping under canvas? Well look no further for the perfect solution – a tin tent! Rusty the Tin Tent, as featured on Channel...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £428 - £1070

Our guests rate us 4.8/5 on Feefo, the independent review site.

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Sennen, Cornwall.


See the crashing ocean as you enter this comfortable apartment, set on the seafront at Sennen Cove. Little Bo is the perfect place to enjoy the sea views all year round. The attrac...

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

Price per week £430 - £1074

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


Tucked away in the centre of Mullion yet within a mile of the beach, little Corlan Cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village shops and facilities are just beyond ...

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

Price per week £430 - £1075

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