Cottages by the sea in South Cornwall

With so many miles of scenic coastline, South Cornwall is the perfect destination for a holiday by the sea. A Mecca for sailing enthusiasts, the calm blue waters surrounding the coast of South Cornwall make for perfect family-friendly seaside holidays too.

Coastal cottages in South Cornwall are the perfect backdrop for a relaxed seaside holiday. Pretty little harbour towns and small flat sandy beaches make it a great place for multi generational holidays, with big attractions like The Eden Project providing days out of interest.

South Cornwall has a plethora of lovely holiday accommodation by the sea, from luxury coastal cottages up on the cliffs to bijoux beach cottages right on the shore, or stay a safe distance from the spray and book a holiday home with a view of the twinkling blue tempting you from across the fields.

Well known towns such as Looe, Mevagissey, St Mawes and Falmouth are popular places to stay, with quality cottages and lots of places to watch the waves from, as well as witnessing the comings and goings of various watercraft from harbours and marinas. There's a big sailing community around these parts, making the most of the big blue that you'll be admiring from the windows of one of our 154 holiday cottages by the sea.

Don't forget to bring the most excited member of the family - the walkies around these parts will really get the tail wagging so book into a dog friendly seaside holiday cottage.

Treat yourself and you could be waking up to the sound of the ocean from your South Cornwall cottage by the sea.

South Cornwall holiday cottages by the sea

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Brackley House is situated close to the centre of the picturesque village of St Mawes, only 100 yards from the beach and harbour. The cottage has reversed accommodation and a wonde...

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

Price per week £441 - £1225

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


This is a stylish and comfortable semi-detached property (the left-hand side of the building in the photograph) offering excellent accommodation for extended families and couples a...

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

Price per week £443 - £1165

3 bedroom dog-friendly self catering cottage near the beach in Gerrans.


Originally the village chapel, Sunday House West has been sympathetically converted. Imaginatively designed and furnished to a high standard, Sunday House West is situated in the c...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £443 - £1285

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


This very pretty former farm cottage, part of the Rosteague Manor courtyard buildings, is located in a lovely rural setting at the end of a private lane on the Rosteague Estate. Th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £460 - £1070

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Kingsand, Cornwall.


Situated in an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of the Rame peninsula, with views across the rolling countryside to the waters of Plymouth Sound and Dartmoor in ...

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

Price per week £479 - £1450

3 bedroom cottage near the beach in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


All on one level, this beautifully appointed property lies just above the picturesque harbour village of Portscatho, and is within easy walking distance of the sea and village amen...

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

Price per week £484 - £1210

4 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set just above the coastal path and looking right out to sea, this lovely mid-terrace property has stunning far reaching views across Gerrans Bay. You can walk directly onto the co...

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

Price per week £488 - £1355

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Approached by a flight of open-tread wooden steps, this luxurious seafront apartment is tucked away near the slipway to the beach at Portscatho. The large glass walled dining-room ...

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

Price per week £489 - £1340

4 bedroom, rural cottage near the sea near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Less than a mile from the famous Pandora Inn at beautiful Restronguet Creek and set in a wonderfully tranquil countryside location, Dowstall Barn is perfect for relaxing and enjoya...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £491 - £1680 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + cot between 6 Jan and 9 Jun 2018, 15 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


An Morah – The Dolphin – is a contemporary detached house with stunning views of Gerrans Bay and Nare Head. This lovely property has a large living-room with a wood-burner and flat...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £492 - £1447

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