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 515 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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

Price per week £488 - £1220

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

Price per week £488 - £1220

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

Price per week £491 - £1680 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + 2 cots between 27 Oct and 8 Dec 2018. Only two bedrooms are available at the discounted rate.

3 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.


The Puffin is a gorgeous beautifully furnished apartment located over three floors, and a short walk from the heart of St Ives with its array of vibrant little shops and tucked awa...

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

Price per week £499 - £1620 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 22 Sep and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

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

Price per week £500 - £1370

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Open the door of The Chocolate House and step inside the deceptively spacious open plan living area. The sitting-area features a wood-burner effect electric stove, two armchairs an...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £503 - £1257

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


Light and contemporary, and with the most mesmerising sea views from the living-room and outside deck, the Owner has created a sparkling gem from this 1970s upside-down property. C...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £504 - £1260

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Kingsand.


A secluded gem tucked into the edge of the cliffs, known as Freathy, and invisible until you get to its parking space, Gulls Roost boasts panoramic views of the spectacular coastli...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £514 - £1285

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.


Barton Manor Lake Cottage is a stylish, 100 year old lakeside property, oozing with character and offering spacious, single-storey accommodation on the Barton Manor Estate. Set wit...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £515 - £1040

2 bedroom, cottage with sea views, hot tub and pool in Sennen


The hot tub, private terrace and sea views make this a perfect retreat at any time of the year. With the shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning...

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

Price per week £517 - £1416

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    15 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018

    £941.64 £847.80

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