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 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £339 *

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


This modern, light-filled property is set in the private Maenporth Estate and is only a short stroll away from the pretty sandy cove – ideal for a cooling dip or rock pooling at lo...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £339 *

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

7 nights from £342 *

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

7 nights from £342 *

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £342 *

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


A room with a view sums up Harbour Heights perfectly - a fabulous apartment boasting superb, panoramic views across the rooftops towards Falmouth harbour, the Penryn River and the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £342 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £376.64 £301.31

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £346 *

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. ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £346 *

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

7 nights from £347

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

7 nights from £347

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £350

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Portscatho, Cornwall.


This beautifully converted barn is set in the small hamlet of Treluggan. Small but perfectly formed, the cottage has a high cantilevered ceiling giving the cottage a wonderfully li...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £350

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £350

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Portscatho, Cornwall.


Phoebe’s is a stylish barn conversion located in the historic hamlet of Treluggan and only a ten minute walk away from the coastal footpath and the fine sandy beaches of Pendower a...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £350

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

7 nights from £351

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


Bryher is a delightful barn conversion, semi-detached from Lowenna (3133). The interior is contemporary, light and airy with laminate-flooring throughout and great attention to det...

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

7 nights from £351

Our guests rate us 4.8/5 on Feefo, the independent review site.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £351

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


The perfect retreat for walkers and couples, this compact semi-detached cottage is set on a steep wooded lane which is a three minute walk to Carbis Bay beach and its amenities. ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £351

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  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £440.20 £352.16

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £352

1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Penzance, West Cornwall.


This should really be called 'the absolutely gorgeous Little House'! Set in the heart of Lamorna Valley and a short walk away from the famous Lamorna Wink pub and Lamorna Cove, whi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £352

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