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.


Sitting right on the waterfront at Mulberry Quay, this lovely property looks out over the Carrick Roads, one of the world's most spectacular natural harbours. French windows lead f...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £566 - £1580

2 bedroom, rural holiday apartment near the beach in Freshwater, Isle of Wight


This beautiful contemporary apartment is literally on the beach front, offering stunning views of the picturesque Freshwater Bay. Extremely well appointed, the apartment offers mod...

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

Price per week £569 - £1260

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


See the ocean as you enter this contemporary first floor apartment, looking through the open plan living-room to the clear blue bay. Drop your bags and head down the hill to the be...

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

Price per week £572 - £1566

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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

Price per week £574 - £1248

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2 bedroom cottage with sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


Pandora is a superb modern boutique-style holiday home enjoying 180 degree sea views over the popular resort of Praa Sands. Accessed via a flight of stone steps, this truly unique ...

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

Price per week £575 - £1607

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 Sat

Price per week £580 - £1260

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

Price per week £589 - £1307

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Fancy relaxing in a hot tub, perched on the cliff top overlooking Perranuthnoe beach? Well, this one is for you! Cliff House is a warm, stylish detached retreat set high above Perr...

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

Price per week £593 - £2292 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Only two bedrooms are available at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £618 - £1725

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

Price per week £630 - £1184

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