Holiday cottages by sandy beaches

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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.

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


Rosa Monte is a semi-detached property with three double bedrooms and a children's bunk bedroom, accommodating eight in total. Situated just off Ryde esplanade it’s a short walk in...

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

Price per week £795 - £1581

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


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

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £796 - £2245

4 bedroom thatched cottage with estuary views in Shaldon.


Shaldon is a lovely village lining the banks of the River Teign with its own small sandy beach. Just a half-mile from the hub of the village itself, a conservation area, is a small...

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

Price per week £812 - £2512

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Seaview, Isle of Wight


With stunning sea views from not one but two balconies Solent View Road is a wonderful holiday destination within a few minutes' walk from Seagrove Bay. Located just on the outskir...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £825 - £1887

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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
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £835 - £2137

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

Price per week £843 - £2357

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

Price per week £850 - £1683

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 minute's walk to the beach and Bembridge village. There is a spacious kitchen/diner with doors ...

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

Price per week £850 - £1900

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 II L...

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

Price per week £850 - £2377

6 bedroom holiday home with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only a hop, skip and a jump from the stunning beach at Polzeath, this ultimate get together home will delight beach crazy individuals and those wanting to indulge in this very spec...

  • Sleeps 12 + 4 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Thu

Price per week £897 - £3275 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 10 between 10 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are not available at the discounted rate. 25% off for parties up to 8 between 10 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 are not available at the discounted rate. 20% off for parties up to 10 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are not availbale at the discounted rate. 25% off for parties up to 8 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 are not available at the discounted rate.

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