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 552 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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

Price per week £375 - £847

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

Price per week £375 - £847

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

Price per week £375 - £847

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


6 Tollgate Cottages is a bright and cheery cottage set in a small, gated development near the pretty village of Seaview. Close to the beach, local shops and bars, and with Cafe Blu...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £375 - £847

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


This light and bright ground floor apartment is quietly situated just above the square in the charming village of Portscatho and only minutes from the harbour and stunning Gerrans ...

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

Price per week £380 - £961

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight


This modern and bright bungalow with a sunny garden is perfect for a family holiday and as it has a fully-enclosed rear garden, why not bring your four-legged friends? Sleeping six...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £384 - £850

3 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views near the beach near Portscatho.


This spacious first floor apartment is in the very heart of this lovely coastal village, with two tempting art galleries below it, the picturesque harbour with its fishing boats an...

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

Price per week £387 - £965

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

Price per week £395 - £798

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


1 Astra House is a comfortable, light and bright ground floor apartment set within a charming Victorian property in Seaview. A small family or several couples travelling together w...

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

Price per week £398 - £895

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


Reverse living with one of the most spectacular views across a single track railway to Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount. Relax in a comfortable corner suite indoors or better sti...

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

Price per week £398 - £1056

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