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 559 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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7 nights from £270

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in The Lizard, West Cornwall.


Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea, a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, this small but perfectly formed studio attached to Bric...

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7 nights from £270

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  • 10% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £459.00 £413.10

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7 nights from £272

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


The Net Loft is set in the heart of Mousehole, originally a fisherman's net loft it then became an artist's studio. It is located up a pedestrian alley, a minute from the harbour a...

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7 nights from £272

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £527.77 £422.40

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £527.77 £422.40

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £272

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


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, a short walk from the Penlee Gallery and just 200 yards from Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base for expl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £272

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  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018

    £527.77 £422.40

  • 20% off

    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £527.77 £422.40

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £275

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.


The Queen's Quarters has all the facilities of a good hotel with the freedom of your own private apartment. With sea glimpses from the large comfortable sitting/dining-room, this i...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £275

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  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £277

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Penzance, Cornwall.


Set on a bustling square approaching the harbour town of Penzance, Bumble Bee Cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore Cornwall. This semi-detached cottage retains many origin...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £277

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7 nights from £279

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Porthcurno, West Cornwall.


Porthcurno is a truly magical place, with its beautiful sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. Neptune, a ground floor apartment with a contemporary feel, is the perfect destinatio...

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7 nights from £279

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £279

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Gorgeous, stylish and cosy, Little Bambaroo is the perfect retreat for a short break or a holiday in the heart of the pretty village of Gulval in the far west of Cornwall. The exce...

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7 nights from £279

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £287 *

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


An immaculately presented ground floor apartment in a quiet residential area above Falmouth’s town centre. Ideal for both couples and families, all the town’s facilities are just a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £287 *

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £289

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


Ideal for couples this detached, single-storey converted barn is located at Treluggan, a small country hamlet in the heart of the Roseland peninsula. There are some lovely coastal ...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £289

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7 nights from £292

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Mevagissey is a bustling little harbour, home to a small fishing fleet which shelters within its protective walls. Picture book pretty, colourful terraced cottages cling to the ste...

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7 nights from £292

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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