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 507 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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 - £1380 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 3 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. 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 lane on the outskirts of Penzance within the grounds of the Owners' home. Penzance town centre and the fishing village of Newlyn are ju...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £356 - £774

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 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 23 Jun 2018, 22 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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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  • 20% off

    26 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018

    £425.10 £340.00

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Sitting within a beautifully converted Victorian villa, The Cadogan Apartment offers a high standard of accommodation for a couple or lone traveller looking for a coastal break. Gu...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £360 - £940

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Just, West Cornwall.


Stunningly gorgeous, this former miner’s terraced cottage has been transformed into a beautiful retreat for couples looking for something extra special. In the cosy sitting-room a ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £363 - £789

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1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views at Lands End, Cornwall.


This retreat has so much to offer…including a shared outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning of May to the end of September) and a shared games-room/gym, as well...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £365 - £840

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Portscatho, Cornwall.


This lovely stone-built barn is set back from an unspoilt country lane just outside the harbourside village of Gerrans. One of just two recently renovated barns (Long Linhay (3142)...

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

Price per week £371 - £670

1 bedroom thatched cottage with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


For over 300 years The Loft has been standing on the south side of Coverack bay keeping watch over the ever-changing moods of the sea. A former fishermen’s net loft skilfully conve...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £372 - £855

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Gerrans.


Spaven Mor is a brand new timber-clad cottage situated in the grounds of the friendly village pub, The Royal Standard, in Gerrans. This single-storey former workshop has been beaut...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £374 - £675

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