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 482 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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

7 nights from £734 *

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Looe, South Cornwall.


The glittering water of Talland Bay is seen in all its glory from both the decking and house at Phoenix; a stunning view that is utterly mesmerising on sunny days. With plenty of s...

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

7 nights from £734 *

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

7 nights from £759

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


Designed to complement the most spectacular views over Porthminster beach, St Ives harbour and beyond, these security-gated apartments are stylish, contemporary and exceedingly com...

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

7 nights from £759

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £330

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Bembridge.


Ledge View is a beautifully renovated semi-detached home just steps away from Forelands beach, lined with quirky beach huts, stretches of white sand, rock pools and an acclaimed ca...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £330

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  • 50% off

    2 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

    £660.74 £330.50

  • 50% off

    9 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019

    £660.74 £330.50

  • 50% off

    16 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019

    £660.74 £330.50

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

7 nights from £341

3 Astra House is a comfortable first floor apartment within a converted Victorian House


3 Astra House is a comfortable first floor apartment within a converted, red brick Victorian house, located on a quiet residential no-through road in Seaview. Offering light and sp...

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

7 nights from £341

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

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

7 nights from £363

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Perched high above the harbour in bustling Newlyn, Number 4 enjoys uninterrupted sea views across Mount’s Bay. This terraced fisherman’s cottage is accessed along a pedestrian lane...

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

7 nights from £363

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

7 nights from £366

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


1 Yarborough Cottage is a wonderfully quaint end of terrace property facing St Helens Green on the east side of the island, with far reaching views over Culver Downs. The owners ha...

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

7 nights from £366

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

7 nights from £375

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.


If you are looking for a holiday home which offers parking and a fully enclosed garden, within easy reach of some of the most popular features and hotspots Brixham has to offer, lo...

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

7 nights from £375

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  • 5% off

    1 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019

    £395.01 £375.25

  • 5% off

    15 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019

    £395.01 £375.25

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


27 Tollgate Cottages is one of a number of well presented, beachfront holiday bungalows situated in Salterns Village, a small gated development located opposite Seaview Duver and b...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight


24 Tollgate Cottages is a comfortable property just a stone's throw away from the beach, and a short walk from the local shops and dining in Seaview village. Situated on a small de...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


10 Tollgate Cottages is a pastel coloured, beach bungalow set in a small gated development close to the waterfront. Clean, neutral decor and its close proximity to the beach make t...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

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