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 507 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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


There is indeed a sea view – right across Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount! A spacious, contemporary semi-detached property with reverse level accommodation, Sea View House has th...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £329 - £1371 *

* Includes 40% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 9 Jun 2018, 22 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. Only one bedroom is available at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Marazion, Cornwall.


This contemporary retreat has sea views over the walled terrace across the east of Mount’s Bay and beyond. Leave the car behind as The Boathouse is close to the South West Coast Pa...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £331 - £828

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  • 50% off

    27 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018

    £389.16 £194.50

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1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.


The ideal hideaway for couples, Princes Granary lies in the village of Down Thomas in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with wonderful walks along the nearby South West Coast ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £332 - £670

1 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Marazion, West Cornwall.


Marazion is a bustling town, home to St Michael's Mount, pubs, galleries and restaurants. The Nutshell is a tiny terraced cottage set on the roadside at the top end of the village,...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £334 - £725

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


This lovely cottage is just a minute’s walk from the waterside shops and restaurants on Fowey’s picturesque harbourside. Beautifully decorated in understated colours with touches o...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £335 - £1195 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 16 Jun 2018, 15 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Harbour Heights is one of only 10 apartments in the prestigious Holm Oak development with panoramic views over rooftops to the boats moored on the Penryn River and in Falmouth harb...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £336 - £1050 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 between 6 Jan and 23 Jun 2018, 15 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Wem House with its sea views is in a truly exceptional location just above the safe sandy Porthcurnick Beach. Converted from an old farm building this detached cottage is immaculat...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £338 - £680

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


Step down into the quiet quadrangle of attractive granite barns, cross the communal garden, open the stable-door and you will find the most perfectly charming retreat for two. Nest...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £339 - £640

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2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach near Falmouth.


This immaculately presented ground floor apartment is perfect for beach lovers and walkers alike, just yards from the coastal footpath and a five minute walk from Maenporth cove. P...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £339 - £1060 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 23 Jun 2018, 20 Oct and 8 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 20% off

    28 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018

    £398.56 £319.20

  • 20% off

    5 May 2018 - 12 May 2018

    £440.96 £352.80

  • 20% off

    12 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

    £483.36 £386.40

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Now here's a room with a view. A view right across Mount's Bay with St Michael's Mount to the left and Mousehole harbour to the right. This comfortable first floor annexe is attach...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £340 - £687

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