Holiday cottages by sandy beaches

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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 489 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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

7 nights from £311

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Coverack.


A fabulous refurbished apartment with wonderful views over the dramatic Lizard peninsula. The property is set within a communal garden with direct access to the South West Coast Pa...

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

7 nights from £311

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £312

1 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Portscatho, Cornwall.


With a beautiful sandy beach only two minutes' walk down the hill and spectacular sea views from the large picture windows in the sitting-room, Porthcurnick Studio is a surprisingl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £312

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

7 nights from £317 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Rubble Cottage is a stunning 18th Century Grade II Listed terraced property set in the oldest street in Newlyn; it has been completely restored in conjunction with English Heritage...

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

7 nights from £317 *

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  • 20% off

    6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

    £447.02 £357.62

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £321

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Cowries is a cosy ground floor apartment sleeping two with fabulous uninterrupted views of Gerrans Bay and the pretty seaside village of Portscatho. Situated directly above the har...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £321

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

Shepherds hut with sea views near Praa Sands.


What could be more wonderful than breathtaking sea views from your cosy shepherd's hut? Positioned so that you can see right out to the far Atlantic, Forget-Me-Not is cleverly desi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £323

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in St Agnes, Cornwall.


Beacon Top Bottom is a charming little cottage nestled in the slopes of St Agnes Beacon. Ideally situated for exploring this stunning area of north Cornwall, this cosy little bolth...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £323

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

Luxury Shepherds Hut sleeping 2 with sea views near Praa Sands.


Delightful Mr Blue Sky's picture window frames a beautiful garden vista, while in the distance you can see a panorama of the Atlantic sea. In this seaside-themed shepherd's hut eve...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £331

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Just.


Bos Arvorek means ‘coastal home’ which this traditional, detached, former hay barn certainly is! Found down a narrow, granite-walled road in the hamlet of Boscaswell, the cottage i...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £331

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £335

1 bedroom, cottage with hot tub and sea views in Perranporth.


Set down an public byway close to the surfing beach at Perranporth, The Summer House is a perfect bolthole for couples. Enjoying wonderful sea views, this delightful little hide...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £335

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £336 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


There is indeed a sea view – right across the railway to Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount! A spacious, contemporary semi-detached property with reverse level accommodation, Sea Vi...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £336 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £369.34 £295.47

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