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.

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

7 nights from £463

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


Neptune is a spacious, contemporary apartment in a stunning seafront development in Westward Ho!, a small, friendly coastal town that suits all ages at all times of year. The re...

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

7 nights from £463

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

7 nights from £466

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Coverack, Cornwall.


With stunning sea and harbour views, and only a short walk down to the picturesque fishing village of Coverack, this pretty bungalow is a little gem of a property sparkling from it...

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

7 nights from £466

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  • 15% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £547.80 £465.63

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £472

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.


This delightful cottage has marvellous views across the Teign estuary from the enclosed waterside patio/garden. With the slipway yards from the front door (hence the name!), guests...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £472

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £474

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


There are glorious, far reaching water views from every room in this beautifully appointed, modern cottage, stretching from the moorings on the Penryn River out across the Carrick ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £474

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £476

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


There are fabulous views from this lovely waterside apartment, looking over to the pretty village of Flushing, the Roseland and beyond. Tall Ships is a wonderful base to explore th...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £476

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £595.35 £476.28

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

7 nights from £480

2 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


Apt 1 Springfield Court is a luxurious, ground floor apartment, set in an exclusive development in the picturesque village of Seaview. It would suit a small family or a couple in n...

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

7 nights from £480

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

7 nights from £480

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


Fabulous uninterrupted views are showcased from this lovely Victorian cottage tucked away in the heart of Falmouth. The windows on the first floor perfectly frame the ever-changing...

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

7 nights from £480

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

7 nights from £488

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


Here is your chance to have a holiday just a links golf course away from Porthkidney Sands with its azure blue seas and golden sands; or an opportunity to play a round or two on th...

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

7 nights from £488

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

7 nights from £488 *

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


If you are looking for a holiday home with its own private footpath to the beach, then look no further than Porthcurnick Lodge. Situated above the safe sandy beach of Porthcurnick ...

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

7 nights from £488 *

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

7 nights from £491

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


The Little Barn is a delightful detached barn conversion situated in the hamlet of Treworlas on the cliffs above Pendower Beach with views across the bay to Portscatho. Restored to...

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

7 nights from £491

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