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 482 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £850

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


This completely refurbished cottage is nestled at the end of Ryde Road, just a short walk from the beach and Seaview village. With off-street parking and a lovely large garden to t...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £850

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £850

4 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


A wonderful contemporary beach house, offering accommodation for eight, within a few minutes walk to the beach and Bembridge village. There is a spacious kitchen/diner with doors o...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £850

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
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  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £852

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


Walnut Cottage is a real find if you're looking for a spot of luxury on holiday. Tucked away in central Seaview village Walnut offers spacious accommodation over two floors and an ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £852

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £860

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


Step outside the sitting-room onto the magnificent decked terrace – take in the fabulous sea views stretching from Hayle Towans to beyond Godrevy Lighthouse. A spacious, contempora...

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

7 nights from £860

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

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £867

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


Tides Reach is a wonderful, newly modernised family house along the Seaview Duver just a short walk into Seaview Village and the Yacht Club. Tides Reach has a stylish open plan sit...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £867

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

7 nights from £868

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade I...

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

7 nights from £868

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £898

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


Perched above Marazion with magnificent views of St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, Chy Morvah East is a fabulous home-from-home for family and friends. The bubbling hot tu...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £898

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

7 nights from £900

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Appledore, Devon.


Waterhayes is a superb brand new contemporary property, set over three floors and with wonderful estuary views from Appledore across to Instow and the north Devon countryside beyon...

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

7 nights from £900

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £914

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Winwood is a spacious and beautiful home nestled in a private garden and just a short walk from the centre of Falmouth and two stunning beaches. The owners recently refurbished thi...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £914

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
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7 nights from £918

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Oh my, this really is a special house, perfect for family gatherings and groups of friends. From watching fishing boats, yachts and dolphins in summer to crashing waves in winter, ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £918

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