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 549 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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


Nestled in the heart of Seaview village this lovely ground floor apartment is a stone’s throw from the sea front and all the village amenities. Seaview is an idyllic Edwardian reso...

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

Price per week £435 - £1020

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


Set in the delightful sailing village of Seaview, Blackberries is a pretty, refurbished cottage which offers a peaceful escape for families, small groups or couples alike. Comforta...

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

Price per week £436 - £969

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


Brackley House is situated close to the centre of the picturesque village of St Mawes, only 100 yards from the beach and harbour. The cottage has reversed accommodation and a wonde...

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

Price per week £441 - £1274

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


This is a stylish and comfortable semi-detached property (the left-hand side of the building in the photograph) offering excellent accommodation for extended families and couples a...

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

Price per week £443 - £1223

3 bedroom dog-friendly self catering cottage near the beach in Gerrans.


Originally the village chapel, Sunday House West has been sympathetically converted. Imaginatively designed and furnished to a high standard, Sunday House West is situated in the c...

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

Price per week £443 - £1336

3 bedroom apartment near the beach in Newquay, North Cornwall.


The Pentire peninsula is well-known for Newquay's fabulous surfing beaches and the quieter sandy creeks of the Gannel Estuary. Headland View is one of 14 apartments set off the roa...

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

Price per week £446 - £1140

3 bedroom, Pet friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


3 Harbour Strand is a comfortable, neutrally decorated holiday home in a small, quiet development close to Bembridge village and the harbour. It's an easy property in which to holi...

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

Price per week £450 - £995

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


East Gull Sands is an attached, comfortably furnished, beachfront holiday home in Seaview. Sitting right opposite the beach this property has sea views from the upstairs double bed...

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

Price per week £451 - £1010

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


A hidden gem tucked away on Bluett Avenue in the peaceful Victorian village of Seaview, Lawn End makes great use of accent colours in its interior decor presenting a beautiful holi...

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

Price per week £453 - £1082

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


Where to start in describing this picture-perfect property in Ventnor? Originally built in 1868 and part of Ventnor Botanic Gardens the cottage now affords all modern conveniences ...

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

Price per week £453 - £1140

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