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 535 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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, dog friendly houseboat on the sea in Bembridge Harbour, Isle of Wight.


For a holiday with a difference this is it! Situated on a private pontoon in Bembridge Harbour, you will have fond memories of your time on this unique floating home for years to c...

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

Price per week £412 - £878

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


Set high above Sennen Cove and with views across the gravelled parking-area and garden to open countryside, this contemporary, semi-detached former Sunday School is a peaceful retr...

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

Price per week £412 - £948

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Set within a gated mews of Georgian houses, close to the promenade in the seaside town of Penzance, Coulsons Retreat is a ground floor apartment. A hallway leads to the sitting-roo...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £413 - £897

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


The Upper 18 is a charming terraced cottage with fabulous views hunkered above this bustling fishing port. Formerly a fisherman's cottage and overlooking Newlyn, it offers views to...

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

Price per week £414 - £1056

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


This delightful single-storey converted barn is one of two barns set on an unspoilt Cornish country lane close to many beaches, and with a large garden this is the ideal holiday ho...

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

Price per week £415 - £964

2 bedroom cottage with sea views in The Lizard, West Cornwall.


Duck under the lintel on entering this beautiful former barn, and prepare to gasp in delight; in the kitchen, above the dining-table, is a window with wonderful sea views beyond An...

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

Price per week £416 - £1060

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


Beach Walk is a modern single-storey L-shaped holiday cottage set in the corner of a small terrace of similar cottages, close to the indoor Leisure Centre on the private Maenporth ...

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

Price per week £416 - £1160

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


Venice Lodge is a Georgian cottage located in a quiet residential area of the popular seaside town of Ryde. This is a unique house that you won't soon forget. If you long for want ...

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

Price per week £417 - £840

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


Just as its name suggests this comfortable, tastefully furnished top floor apartment provides the perfect vantage point from which to gaze out over the dramatic Cornish coastline a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £419 - £930

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