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 489 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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7 nights from £438

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


Situated just above the village square in the coastal village of Portscatho this pretty, traditional former fisherman's cottage is a short walk up the hill from the beach and harbo...

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7 nights from £438

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £438

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 at...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £438

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7 nights from £439

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 ...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £439

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £439

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.


Steeped in history Barton Manor is of great significance to the Isle of Wight’s heritage, situated adjacent to Osborne House and part of the original estate. The grand driveway lea...

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  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £439

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    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £549.17 £439.34

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7 nights from £446

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


One of the oldest cottages in the picturesque seaside village of Coverack, Jubilee Cottage has been beautifully and sensitively updated to the highest standard but still retains mu...

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7 nights from £446

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £448

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Ventnor.


With sea views from the terrace and fresh, modern décor throughout, 2 St Josephs is a holiday maker's home-from-home. It is the perfect get-away for a small family, a couple or two...

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7 nights from £448

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £449

2 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Waterside is situated directly above Tatams beach in the small fishing village of Portscatho. A semi-detached modern house, it has fully double-glazed picture windows taking full a...

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7 nights from £449

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £450

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight


This is a wonderfully secluded property with a charming garden and spacious balcony, all within a few minutes from the idyllic Seagrove Bay in Seaview. There are several steps up t...

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7 nights from £450

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7 nights from £450

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Wonderful panoramic views over Falmouth harbour towards the Roseland peninsula can be enjoyed from every room of this single-storey bungalow, and from the spacious terrace which ru...

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7 nights from £450

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    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £562.95 £450.36

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £715.85 £572.68

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £454 *

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


Step back in time and enjoy this gorgeous terraced cottage, which has been lovingly restored and sits along an original cobbled street, where peace and plenty are assured. The ...

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7 nights from £454 *

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £528.00 £475.20

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £642.00 £577.80

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    12 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019

    £642.00 £577.80

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