Holiday cottages by sandy beaches

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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 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £494 *

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


This beachy bolthole is fabulous, combining the fun of buckets and spades with art and culture. Porthcurno beach is an oasis of stunning natural beauty with fine soft white sand an...

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

7 nights from £494 *

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £495 *

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Portscatho, Cornwall.


This brand new Scandinavian-style lodge is situated in an elevated south-facing position on the beautiful Trewince Manor Estate. The far reaching views over rolling fields to the s...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £495 *

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £686.48 £549.18

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

7 nights from £497

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


Bright and spacious with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount is exactly how one would sum up Roselea. Set in a quiet lane close to the centre of the ancient market town of Marazio...

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

7 nights from £497

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

7 nights from £498

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


There is a definite nautical feel about the balcony of this first floor apartment, where you can almost imagine the gentle swell of the waves beneath you as you gaze out over the g...

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

7 nights from £498

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £500

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


This light and spacious apartment, with the most spectacular sea views, could just be the perfect coastal retreat. Sitting on the Sunny Corner side of Coverack, above the prett...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £500

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    31 Mar 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

    £550.00 £440.00

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £500 *

3 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


With a wonderful heated swimming pool and sauna – indoor but retractable walls and roof enable it to be open-air in hot weather – and minutes from sandy beaches and National Trust ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £500 *

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

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

7 nights from £507

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...

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

7 nights from £507

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £715.85 £572.68

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £512

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


Sitting right on the waterfront at Mulberry Quay, this lovely property looks out over the Carrick Roads, one of the world's most spectacular natural harbours. French windows lead f...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £512

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £639.90 £511.92

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

7 nights from £517 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Cadgwith, West Cornwall.


Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the lovely beach at Kennack Sands just round the corner, this traditional stone cottage makes for a perfect holiday getaway fo...

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

7 nights from £517 *

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £664.52 £531.62

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £525

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...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £525

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