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 best

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 535 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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 attrac...

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

Price per week £430 - £1074

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 ...

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

Price per week £430 - £1097

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


Chick Cottage is in a fabulous location just above safe, sandy Porthcurnick Beach, where you will find the famous Hidden Hut, and opposite, the renowned Rosevine Hotel. The Driftwo...

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

Price per week £431 - £1180

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Poised minutes away from Porthcurnick beach, this comfortable modern cottage has lovely sea views out to Gull Rock, Nare Head and beyond. One of a terrace of four, there is a prett...

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

Price per week £431 - £1180

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


A welcoming family home, semi-detached Rockpool has been beautifully refurbished and furnished in contemporary style. Double doors from the spacious kitchen/dining-room lead out to...

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

Price per week £433 - £1563 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + cot on selected dates. 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. The annexe is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Sennen with a pool.


Beautifully furnished to a very high standard, this contemporary retreat has a wood-burner, shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning of May to th...

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

Price per week £436 - £1320

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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...

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

Price per week £436 - £1090

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


The Sail Loft has the most spectacular views from the floor to ceiling picture window in the large open plan living-room. Oak floors, vaulted ceiling with oak beams, a cosy contemp...

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

Price per week £436 - £1036

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. This spacious ground floor apartment is ideally situated betw...

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

Price per week £439 - £959

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...

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

Price per week £440 - £1057

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