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 holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


30 Seaview Bay is a lovely three-bedroom apartment set over two levels that would suit families or couples. This leafy seafront location is popular and it's easy to see why. Th...

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

Price per week £399 - £878

3 bedroom apartment near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Riverside, an attractive apartment enjoying views of the tidal Hayle estuary, is happily situated close to St Ives in the village of Lelant. Set above the Owner's Victorian home, t...

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

Price per week £401 - £1120

3 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Portscatho.


Jacaranda is a spacious bungalow with an apartment below Jacaranda Apartment (3136), in an elevated position in a quiet cul-de-sac in the pretty fishing village of Portscatho. The ...

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

Price per week £402 - £913

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


This lovely semi-detached Victorian house is tucked away just off the village square in the picturesque village of Portscatho, on the beautiful Roseland peninsula. The reversed lev...

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

Price per week £408 - £1046

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


Merries is a traditional beachside bungalow conveniently situated between Puckpool Park and Seaview village centre. It would suit a family in need an easy, convenient holiday exper...

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

Price per week £410 - £995

3 bedroom self-catering cottage near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


This immaculately presented detached bungalow is situated on the edge of the charming village of Portscatho, only a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful safe and sandy beach of Por...

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

Price per week £417 - £1070

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3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


This modern, well-presented town house is located in a small development in the centre of Seaview. A true home-from-home, 2 Sandpipers is perfect for a coastal break with the famil...

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

Price per week £418 - £965

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


1 Harbour Strand is a town house with jaunty decor, attractive furnishings and interesting prints, including some of the owners own artwork. It offers a games-room, with table-tenn...

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

Price per week £424 - £1245

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


The Limes is nestled in a corner of St Helens Green overlooking the cricket pitch, with far reaching views from the rear master bedroom over Brading Marshes. The location is peacef...

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

Price per week £426 - £980

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Shanklin.


25 Palmerston Road is a bright, cheerfully decorated, family home and is one of our most popular properties. This property is a real find for a family looking for a home both close...

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

Price per week £427 - £939

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