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 552 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Newquay, North Cornwall.


Only a short stroll from the beautiful golden sands of Lusty Glaze and Porth Beach, this timber-framed, eco-friendly retreat provides the ideal base for a holiday by the sea. Set o...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £396 - £1224

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Ives.


Atlantic Jig is set between the coast and the moorlands of the Penwith peninsula with sea views to the Atlantic Ocean. This lovingly restored granite barn is all on one level, with...

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

Price per week £397 - £912

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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


The tiny little train which runs along the stunning coast to St Ives is only a stone's throw away, and gorgeous sandy beaches are easily accessed from here by foot. Nearby is the H...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £398 - £999

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 - £999

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...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £398 - £915

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 - £939

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 £401 - £900

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. It would suit a family with children able to navi...

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

Price per week £403 - £870

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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 - £1061

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 - £1075

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