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 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £530

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


Tucked away down a quiet side street in the idyllic village of Seaview, Portholes is a fantastic holiday home just minutes away from the sea. All within walking distance from your ...

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

7 nights from £530

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

7 nights from £535

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Hillside is a modern family house situated in an elevated position above St Mawes with panoramic views from upstairs down over the river and the sea beyond. The spacious accommodat...

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

7 nights from £535

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

7 nights from £544

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Just yards from a private marina full of yachts of all sizes, Marina View is a modern town house offering excellent accommodation and ideal for families or groups of friends. Se...

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

7 nights from £544

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  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £767.35 £613.88

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £547

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


This superb property is in an exclusive row of just three individually designed houses just a five minute walk down the hill to St Mawes' picturesque harbour and village centre wit...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £547

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

7 nights from £551

3 bedroom cottage near the beach and Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Newlyn has everything that you will need on your adventure in the far west of Cornwall. Leave your cars and stroll into the village along the footpath; it will only take you and yo...

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

7 nights from £551

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £555

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.


This truly lovely holiday home, with a wood-burner, is a great choice whatever the season. 1 Barton Lodge is a beautiful property which has been lovingly restored with your comfort...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £555

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

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

7 nights from £562

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Newquay, North Cornwall.


Watersmeet sits high above the Gannel Estuary, on the Pentire Headland. This quiet area of Newquay boasts beautiful views, provides a full range of activities such as canoeing, hor...

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

7 nights from £562

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £564

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only minutes from the rolling surf of the north Cornish coast, Atlantic View is a mid-terrace cottage enjoying superb views of the sea over the golf course at The Point. This is a ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £564

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  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £796.19 £636.95

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

7 nights from £565

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


This lovely and well-presented detached house is just moments away from the beautiful golden beaches of Ryde and mainland transport links, creating a perfect location for a base fo...

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

7 nights from £565

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £575

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


Located on the corner of Ryde Road, Westbourne is a lovely property ideally placed for Seaview Village and the beach. The village amenities are just a few minute's stroll away and ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £575

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