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 528 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Seashells is a great family holiday home set on the hill above the charming village of Portscatho. Take a morning stroll to pick up provisions for the day from the village shop and...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £340 - £840

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Gerrans, South Cornwall.


This traditionally designed modern cottage, with period-style furnishings and fittings, is set close to the lovely village green at Gerrans in the heart of the beautiful Roseland p...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £353 - £955

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


4A Ship House, an attractive townhouse positioned right in the middle of Seaview, is perfect for a family looking for a coastal break. 'Ship shape' in presentation, the fantastic t...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £357 - £810

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Praa Sands.


As its name suggests, this delightful cottage overlooks the pretty 14th Century church in the quaint village of Germoe and is only a mile from the child-friendly sandy beach at Pra...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £363 - £995

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3 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near St Mawes, Cornwall.


Semi-detached Crugsillick Court has reversed accommodation with the spacious sitting-room on the entry level with comfortable sofas, a warming wood-burner and a doorway through to ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £390 - £896

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3 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview, Isle of wight.


Elm Cottage is a stylish, spacious first floor apartment, brimming with quirky taste and character, in the sought after village of Seaview and it enjoys sea views across the roof t...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £396 - £895

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Close to the centre of the village of Portscatho, with its harbour, slipway, shops, galleries, pub and beach, Sanderling is a great base for a family holiday. This immaculately fur...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £399 - £1087

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


The well-maintained enclosed gardens and terrace will entice you to Trevail on the outskirts of Carbis Bay, renowned for its beautiful family beach and restaurants. Trevail is all ...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £400 - £1020

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


The location of 40 Trelawny Way, on a quiet residential road in Bembridge, belies its extravagant interior. For those looking for a family home with an interior decorated with arti...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £405 - £1071

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


This charming first floor apartment is laid over two floors and situated right in the heart of Seaview village, tucked away down a quiet side street called Rope Walk, so called as ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £405 - £950

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