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 552 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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

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


A gorgeous and contemporary split-level house tucked in away in a peaceful cul-de-sac, this property has been furnished and appointed to an exemplary standard. Set over four floors...

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

Price per week £442 - £1435 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates.

  • 20% off

    17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018

    £463.68 £371.20

  • 20% off

    8 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018

    £579.60 £464.00

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


This beautifully presented modern holiday cottage looks out over lawns and mature woodland, a peaceful location but close to the indoor Leisure Centre, tennis courts and children’s...

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

Price per week £448 - £1140

2 bedroom dog friendly apartment near the beach in Falmouth.


This delightful and stylish apartment is a real gem, tucked away in a sheltered courtyard just yards from the water in the centre of Falmouth. Wonderfully comfortable and attractiv...

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

Price per week £448 - £1120

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2 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


2 Springfield Court is an exclusive, ground floor apartment set within a gated development. Boasting eight acres of shared grounds, guests can enjoy use of the extensive grounds, h...

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

Price per week £448 - £1010

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight


This is a wonderfully secluded property with a charming garden and spacious balcony, all within a few minutes from the idyllic Seagrove Bay in Seaview. There are several steps up t...

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

Price per week £450 - £850

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight


Tucked away down a quiet road leading to Fort Victoria Country Park on the outskirts of Yarmouth, Highgate is a superb holiday destination. Laid over one floor this property provid...

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

Price per week £450 - £850

2 bedroom thatched cottage near the beach in Crantock, Cornwall.


Crantock village and its sandy beach are very popular with visitors to this area of north Cornwall, and justly so. Nestling in the centre of the village, The Hermitage is a semi-de...

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

Price per week £452 - £1170

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


Centrally located in the popular village of Mullion on the Lizard peninsula, The Old Chapel, built in 1840, has been converted into a fabulous first floor apartment. Outside, the p...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £452 - £1155

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


Neptune is a spacious, contemporary apartment in a stunning seafront development in Westward Ho!, a small, friendly coastal town that suits all ages at all times of year. The rever...

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

Price per week £454 - £1157

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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