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 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £592

2 bedroom cottage with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set right on the waterside in the pretty seaside village of Portscatho, this gorgeous cottage is holiday heaven. With a feather-filled sofa set before a toasty wood-burner and supe...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £592

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

7 nights from £592 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Flushing, South Cornwall.


This delightful property is found down an Cornish ope in the gorgeous, waterside village of Flushing. The deceptively large cottage will have you saying 'wow!' as soon as you walk ...

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

7 nights from £592 *

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

7 nights from £600

2 bedroom luxury apartment with panoramic sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


The breathtaking view from this stunning beach apartment must be one of the best in Cornwall; imagine relaxing on your private balcony at the end of another wonderful day watching ...

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

7 nights from £600

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £601

2 bedroom thatched cottage with sea views in Sennen, West Cornwall.


The perfect beach holiday – sun, sea and Sennen! Little Cottage is a semi-detached, thatched fisherman’s cottage of great character, nestling in the heart of this picturesque villa...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £601

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

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

7 nights from £610

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


Almost within touching distance of the tall ships moored in Charlestown's tiny harbour, and with views of the coastline too, The Copper House sits right on the harbourside of this ...

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

7 nights from £610

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £624

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


This gorgeous contemporary cottage is set in the heart of thriving St Agnes, tucked into an unexpectedly secluded spot along the Owner’s private lane. Superb quality and attention ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £624

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £780.00 £624.00

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

7 nights from £629

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


Boasting spectacular sea views across St Ives Bay, The Mermaid’s Purse is one of twenty-seven exclusive apartments overlooking Carbis Bay beach. Three flights of external stairs le...

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

7 nights from £629

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  • 10% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £698.63 £628.76

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

7 nights from £640

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


With a short walk to the beaches, restaurants and art galleries of St Ives, these security-gated apartments are stylish, contemporary and very comfortable. They have been designed ...

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

7 nights from £640

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £644

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage with sea views in St Helens, Isle of Wight.


Set in an idyllic location by the water’s edge on St Helens Duver, The Retreat offers stunning accommodation for a family holiday on the Island. The property offers beautiful livin...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £644

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

7 nights from £662

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in St Ives, North Cornwall.


North Shore is a gorgeous, beautifully furnished apartment located on the ground floor of a brand new development in Carbis Bay. Arrive and park your car in your private parking sp...

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

7 nights from £662

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