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 549 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 £900 - £2250

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

Price per week £900 - £2295

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


What a truly wonderful house this is, with stunning sea views, four acres of garden, paddock and woodland to explore and a hot tub to soak in while watching the sun glisten on the ...

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

Price per week £930 - £2600

6 bedroom, dog friendly home with sea views in Port Isaac, Cornwall.


Situated up above Port Isaac, Anchorage nestles amongst its elegant neighbours in a popular terrace overlooking Port Gaverne cove on the north Cornish coast. From its elevated posi...

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £931 - £3836 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 8 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 4 and 6 are excluded at the discounted rate.

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Lamorna Cove, Cornwall.


Gorgeous Ros an Dinas sits high above Lamorna, the view across the Cornish countryside to the sea is breathtaking. This peaceful location is far from the madding crowd, relax in th...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £934 - £2612

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 ...

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

Price per week £974 - £2995

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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 £1000 - £2610

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 - £2700

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, spacious terraced cottage set in the pretty village of Seaview. It would ideally suit a large family, several couples or a group of friends travel...

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

Price per week £647 - £1469

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