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 528 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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 - £1409

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

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Approached by a flight of open-tread wooden steps, this luxurious seafront apartment is tucked away near the slipway to the beach at Portscatho. The large glass walled dining-room ...

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

Price per week £489 - £1407

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


An Morah – The Dolphin – is a contemporary detached house with stunning views of Gerrans Bay and Nare Head. This lovely property has a large living-room with a wood-burner and flat...

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

Price per week £492 - £1447

We’re a Visit England Quality Accredited Agency for our high standards in holiday letting.

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


Hera is an end of terrace house occupying a spectacular position overlooking the whole of Gerrans Bay. Full width windows across the front of the sitting-room take in views encompa...

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

Price per week £492 - £1383

3 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


With lovely sea views to Gull Rock and Gerrans Bay, especially from the master bedroom, Tamarisk is a spacious detached dormer bungalow. Renovated to a high standard, the property ...

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

Price per week £494 - £1335

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


If you are looking for a holiday home with its own private footpath to the beach, then look no further than Porthcurnick Lodge. Situated above the safe sandy beach of Porthcurnick ...

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

Price per week £494 - £1335

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in The Lizard, West Cornwall.


First impressions of this beautifully presented, detached single-storey cottage is of light, openness and stylish comfort. Set on the quiet outskirts of Lizard, the most southerly ...

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

Price per week £494 - £1260

3 bedroom cottage near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Trevow is idyllically situated facing eastwards over fields towards the sea at Rosevine, only five minutes' walk from the National Trust coastal path and sandy beach at Porthcurnic...

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

Price per week £494 - £1475

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


Welcome to Solent Peek, a lovely comfortable home in Totland on the West Coast of the Island. As the name suggests, there is sea view from the first floor master bedroom and it is ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £495 - £1100

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

Loading more