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 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

Price per week £464 - £1185

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. The apartment boasts a private terrace overlo...

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

Price per week £470 - £1060

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

Price per week £472 - £1168

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


Fabulous uninterrupted views across the Carrick Roads from Falmouth harbour to the Roseland peninsula are showcased from the first floor sitting-room and master bedroom of this lov...

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

Price per week £473 - £1200

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2 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


10 Springfield Court is a wonderful, second floor apartment set within eight acres of communal grounds. The property also benefits from the shared use of an outdoor heated swimming...

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

Price per week £475 - £1060

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Beachcomber Cottage is in a peaceful location looking out over lawns and mature woodland within the private Maenporth Estate. This property has a lovely open plan living space wher...

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

Price per week £476 - £1190

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


The views from this pretty terraced cottage, across to St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, are simply magnificent. ‘The Mount’ majestically dominates the bay at Marazion, de...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £479 - £1221

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

Price per week £481 - £1458

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

Price per week £485 - £1873 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


This stunning building is set back from the Seaview Duver accessed by an impressive driveway, as you enter through the grand set of gates and make your way up to the Penthouse you ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £485 - £1050

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