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 515 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

3 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


A ground floor apartment housed within an exclusive development, you'll feel an air of grandeur to a holiday at 3 Springfield Court with an impressive driveway just off the Seaview...

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

Price per week £470 - £1060

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


A fabulous holiday home, Trevenna is contemporary in style and many thoughtful touches are provided for guests. The interior is clean and fresh, there are wooden floors throughout ...

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

Price per week £471 - £1170

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


Set in the centre of the bustling village of Lelant just over two miles from St Ives, Driftwood is a stylish, year-round retreat. The open plan kitchen/diner leads through to the l...

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

Price per week £473 - £1296

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Kingsand, Cornwall.


Situated in an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of the Rame peninsula, with views across the rolling countryside to the waters of Plymouth Sound and Dartmoor in ...

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

Price per week £479 - £1450

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3 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview.


They say location is everything, and this property does not disappoint! Situated on the first floor, 2 Quay Rocks is a light-filled, modestly furnished apartment with a balcony, of...

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

Price per week £480 - £895

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


This gorgeous property is a stylishly converted coastguard cottage and really is a gem. Beautifully decorated throughout, in greys, blues and whites, it is an oasis of calm and has...

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

Price per week £483 - £1090

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

3 bedroom cottage near the beach in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


All on one level, this beautifully appointed property lies just above the picturesque harbour village of Portscatho, and is within easy walking distance of the sea and village amen...

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

Price per week £484 - £1210

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


Hidden down a traffic-free lane in Marazion, Cliff House is one of the closest houses to St Michael's Mount – the beach and coast path are practically on its doorstep. Peace and qu...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £487 - £1218

4 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set just above the coastal path and looking right out to sea, this lovely mid-terrace property has stunning far reaching views across Gerrans Bay. You can walk directly onto the co...

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

Price per week £488 - £1355

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


Brixham is perched above Torbay, and Berry Head National Nature Reserve, with lovely rural and clifftop walks, is on the edge of the town. You will also find Berry Head Cottage her...

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

Price per week £488 - £1220

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