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.

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


Situated on the edge of the picturesque coastal village of Portscatho, this wonderfully spacious bungalow has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with a light and air...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £344 - £1115 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

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

Price per week £344 - £675

1 bedroom dog-friendly 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. Fo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £345 - £710

2 bedroom, rural apartment near the beach in Falmouth, Cornwall.


Little Trefusis is a single-storey cottage close to Flushing, a delightful waterside village with two popular pubs and a harbourside cafe. This charming cottage has an open plan li...

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

Price per week £348 - £960 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


How do you fancy your own seaside bolthole just 200 yards from the golden sands at Mawgan Porth? – well look no further than Seahorses! All on one level, this fabulous south-facing...

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

Price per week £348 - £1295 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 2 Mar and 15 Jun 2019.

1 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portloe.


Tucked down a quiet country lane and just five minutes’ drive from the sea, this charming detached cottage is surrounded by 50 acres of National Trust land and is adjacent to the c...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £348 - £623

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


Superb views over the water to Flushing and the Roseland peninsula are guaranteed from this beautifully decorated contemporary first floor apartment, part of the renowned Admiral's...

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

Price per week £353 - £1410 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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


Pretty Love Lane Cottage is set down a quiet narrow lane on the outskirts of Penzance within the grounds of the Owners' home. Penzance town centre and the fishing village of Ne...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £356 - £790

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


This gorgeous Victorian cottage is an absolute delight; updated with gentle sympathy to offer the modern necessities of central heating, drench-head shower and a granite-topped kit...

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

Price per week £358 - £1120 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 20% off

    1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018

    £694.40 £555.52

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


This is the perfect bolthole for couples who look for space, comfort and real quality. Decorated and furnished to an impeccable standard, 4 Imperial Court is a real home-from-home ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Thu

Price per week £359 - £780

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