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 536 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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

Price per week £965 - £1950

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


'Stunning retreat' is the perfect definition of The Ship House and its enclosed acre of private, well-established gardens and covered ponds. This lovely detached property lies clos...

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

Price per week £974 - £2995

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Seaview.


Tucked away in the idyllic setting of Seagrove Bay and just steps away from the beach, Windy Ridge is a stunning house with wonderful sea views from both the first and second floor...

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

Price per week £1000 - £2100

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


This pretty attached Victorian cottage sits in the grounds of the Priory Estate and comes with use of its many diversions. With 70 acres of grounds to explore, plus a stunning priv...

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

Price per week £1013 - £2610

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


A spectacular waterfront three-storey house situated on Seaview duver with uninterrupted sea views from the kitchen/dining-room and the first floor balcony. Just a few steps from y...

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

Price per week £1100 - £2500

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


This beautiful house is set in several acres of garden on the outskirts of Yarmouth, just a few minutes walk to the water’s edge, a truly stunning holiday destination. The property...

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

Price per week £1375 - £2800

5 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


6 Seafield Terrace is a charming terraced cottage set in the pretty village of Seaview. With spacious accommodation spread over three floors, and the beach close at hand, it makes ...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £647 - £1440

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


Middle Lodge is a gorgeous 1860s, stone-built, Victorian holiday home set in a mature enclosed garden on the edge of Ryde on the east of the island. The outside is charmingly perio...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £704 - £1622

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4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


2 Little Cedars is a sleek and modern property, with a light and clean finish throughout. Split over three floors, and stylishly decorated with luxury furnishings, this delightful ...

  • Sleeps 9 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £794 - £2132

5 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Ventnor.


Woodlands offers a perfect retreat for friends and family to spend quality time together in a stunning Grade II listed Victorian villa in the cosmopolitan town of Ventnor. With amp...

  • Sleeps 9 + 3 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £813 - £2350

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