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 555 self catering cottages by a sandy beach.

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7 nights from £416

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

7 nights from £416

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £417

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

7 nights from £417

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £429

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
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £429

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £435

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

7 nights from £435

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £442

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 £442

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £458 *

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

7 nights from £458 *

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

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

7 nights from £467

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 £467

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £467 *

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 £467 *

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

7 nights from £467

Fabulous Shepherds Hut for up to four with sea views and hot tub, near Penzance


Wow – Mount View Retreat really does have it all – stunning panoramic views of Mounts Bay and beyond, an en suite complete with flushing loo and hot water, its own private hot tub ...

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

7 nights from £467

  • 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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