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 528 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

1 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


What a view you will lap up from this pretty, traditional end of terrace cottage in the centre of the charming seaside village of Portscatho. As the name suggests, the cottage is l...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £409 - £720

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views, Shaldon.


Bay Cottage is just steps from the beach in Shaldon, which lines the south shore of the Teign estuary. The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep, so this is a fantastic place fo...

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

Price per week £410 - £789

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Mousehole needs no introduction; this harbourside town is extremely popular with its array of galleries, restaurants and a safe family-friendly beach. Hillside is set up the hill f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £410 - £1873 *

* Includes 40% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate. 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 1 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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


This pretty mews cottage set in the heart of Penzance is comfortable and well-equipped. With a delightful terrace accessed via the sitting-room, there can be nowhere nicer to spend...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £415 - £783

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

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


How many holiday apartments offer the chance of falling asleep with a Royal Navy vessel moored almost alongside then waking with a luxury cruise liner in its place? Add views from ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £416 - £785

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


This light and spacious apartment, with the most spectacular sea views, could just be the perfect coastal retreat. Sitting on the Sunny Corner side of Coverack, above the pretty ar...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £417 - £1250 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 2 between 22 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Mousehole.


Mousehole harbour is a stroll down the hill, there is a hot tub for your private use and a double kayak is provided for guests too. Beechwood has it all, whether you are looking fo...

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

Price per week £429 - £986

Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £435 - £837

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


The Nod (a stone's throw from the Lamorna Wink pub) is simply gorgeous and provides stylish open plan living with a roaring wood-burner, a stunning bedroom with sumptuous super-kin...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £442 - £851

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


With panoramic sea views across Falmouth Bay from the principal rooms, a sheltered sun-trap patio right outside the living-room and direct access to the seafront and beach, this mo...

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

Price per week £458 - £1320 *

* Includes 5% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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