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 489 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

  • 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

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £580

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Torquay, Devon.


With spectacular views over Blue Flag Meadfoot beach, this spacious and tastefully designed, semi-detached house is the perfect holiday home for any occasion. The stunning sea view...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £580

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £725.40 £580.32

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

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

7 nights from £581

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


In a quiet position within a secluded courtyard in the village of Seaview, Raleigh Cottage is the perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort. It would suit a family ...

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

7 nights from £581

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  • 15% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £683.44 £580.92

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

7 nights from £584

3 bedroom thatched cottage near the beach in Instow, North Devon.


This beautiful and historic cottage is at the heart of the north Devon hamlet of Westleigh, just one mile from the stunning sandy beach at Instow. Plovers Barron is a listed 17th C...

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

7 nights from £584

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

7 nights from £587

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


Bay Cottage is a lovely three bedroom detached property on the outskirts of Seaview village, located in Seagrove Manor Road, a quiet spot yet just a few minutes walk into the villa...

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

7 nights from £587

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

7 nights from £592

3 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


A seaside sanctuary, Shore House is a three-storey beautifully decorated house, with its own private heated swimming pool. Making the most of the far reaching views over the Solent...

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

7 nights from £592

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

7 nights from £592

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

7 nights from £592

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

7 nights from £593

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


Set in the lane that leads down to sandy Porthcurnick Beach where you will find the famous Hidden Hut beach cafe, Halcyon is an enticing destination for a coastal holiday. This spa...

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

7 nights from £593

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £593

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


Whistlefish is a beautifully appointed cottage just minutes from Fowey's bustling harbour and narrow streets, where an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, local bakeries and award-wi...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £593

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  • 15% off

    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £750.05 £637.50

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

7 nights from £595

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


Primrose Cottage is a fully modernised and beautifully furnished Victorian three bedroom cottage situated just off the green in St Helens and offering everything you might need for...

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

7 nights from £595

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