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 482 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £451

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

7 nights from £451

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £461 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Newquay, Cornwall.


Located in the large private grounds of the Glendorgal Hotel which boasts fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean, you will discover 2 Glendorgal. Nestled in a quiet cul de sac this r...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £461 *

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  • 20% off

    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £655.70 £524.56

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

7 nights from £476 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with panoramic sea views in Cadgwith.


These are the views you come to Cornwall for; fabulous, far reaching and expansive sea views with ever-changing colours of blue and green with magical skies to match. Floor to ceil...

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

7 nights from £476 *

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    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £553.89 £443.11

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

7 nights from £477 *

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Set in an enviable position in the centre of the glamorous waterside village of St Mawes this gorgeous second floor apartment boasts the most incredible sea views over the harbour ...

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

7 nights from £477 *

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    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £671.30 £537.04

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

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

7 nights from £477 *

3 bedroom cottage near the beach in Carlyon Bay, South Cornwall.


Tredhowr is a spacious detached contemporary house just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, the coastal footpath and championship golf course at Carlyon Bay, and the wonderful tall sh...

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

7 nights from £477 *

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

7 nights from £479

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


Welcoming and completely memorable, this penthouse apartment features luxurious finishes and furnishings, soft fluffy towels and breathtaking views of Mullion Cove harbour; simply ...

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

7 nights from £479

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    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £598.85 £479.20

  • 15% off

    2 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

    £598.85 £509.15

  • 15% off

    9 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019

    £598.85 £509.15

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

7 nights from £486 *

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


See the ocean as you enter this contemporary first floor apartment, looking through the open plan living-room to the clear blue bay. Drop your bags and head down the hill to th...

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

7 nights from £486 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £499

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views near Boscastle.


With the most enviable views across Trebarwith Strand out to sea, Praxis offers the perfect setting for those looking for the ultimate seaside getaway. Located in the heart of this...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £499

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  • 20% off

    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £623.35 £498.68

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

7 nights from £574 *

4 bedroom dog-friendly self catering cottage with sea views near the beach near Portscatho


Beach House is perched just above Tatams beach close to the centre of the pretty harbourside village of Portscatho. Split-level and decorated throughout with a maritime theme, the ...

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

7 nights from £574 *

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £589 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in St Austell.


Sitting right above the tiny harbour at Charlestown with views of the tall ships moored below, The Captain's Gig is a lovely 18th Century terraced cottage sympathetically updated t...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £589 *

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