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 543 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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


Soft pinks and blues, stunning views and all mod-cons are to be found at Rolling Surf. This ground floor apartment is as gorgeous as it gets. Set high above Porthminster beach, wit...

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

Price per week £759 - £1990

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


Enter this stunning building into your first floor apartment and the awesome views may delay the process of unpacking for a while. Adjustable mood lighting and individual room ther...

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

Price per week £759 - £1990

6 bedroom holiday home near the beach near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Cuilan is situated overlooking the Percuil River in what can only be described as one of the most idyllic spots on the Roseland. A large house built to a very high specification, o...

  • Sleeps 14 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £761 - £3361 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 20% off for parties up to 8 + cot on selected dates.

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


With uninterrupted views of the most picturesque storybook fishing harbour in Cornwall, this fabulous first floor apartment with a private balcony sits in an enviable position righ...

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

Price per week £780 - £2149

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2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


Captivating is just one word to describe the views from this fabulous first floor apartment located in the heart of Mullion Cove with its quaint cobbled slipway; this magical place...

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

Price per week £780 - £2149

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Agnes.


Clifftop location? Tick. Stunning coastal views? Tick. Hot tub to soak away the stresses of everyday life while drinking in the view? Tick. Ocean Breeze certainly ticks all the rig...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £792 - £2395 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 2 bedrooms are excluded at the discounted rate (please specify which bedrooms you would like when booking).

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


Wow, what a view! This beautiful cottage enjoys fabulous sea views which will leave you mesmerised. Aptly named Chy an Mor, meaning 'house by the sea' in Cornish and originally a c...

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

Price per week £798 - £2150 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates.

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


On the promenade of Ventnor seafront, Villa Amanti is an immaculate south facing, ground floor apartment with uninterrupted sea views from its sunny seating area, accessed through ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £825 - £1400

2 bedroom luxury apartment with sea views and a hot tub in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


This fabulous first floor retreat with spectacular ocean views and generously stylish living space offers a truly unique luxury holiday experience right in the heart of Falmouth. I...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1100 - £2751

2 bedroom, dog friendly luxury apartment near the beach in Falmouth.


Landlubber is a luxury apartment and is the perfect place for a truly special holiday. The apartment has a contemporary finish, softened with gorgeous furnishings and reclaimed tim...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1100 - £2751

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

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