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 with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


With breathtaking views across the waters of the Carrick Roads to Flushing and the Roseland peninsula beyond, and just yards from Falmouth's bustling streets and their many shops, ...

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

Price per week £624 - £1710

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


What a fabulous holiday home this is, a gorgeous mix of early Victorian terraced townhouse elegance and 21st Century luxuries, topped off with superb panoramic views. Big bay windo...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £783 - £1800

3 bedroom cottage with river views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set above the banks of the beautiful Percuil estuary, this outstanding period property enjoys fabulous views over the water from nearly all the rooms in the house. The south-facing...

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

Price per week £885 - £2185

4 bedroom cottage with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


This lovely, extremely comfortable and stylish end of terrace property enjoys amazing sea views of Gerrans Bay. Its terraced rear garden – a plantsman's delight – has relaxing shel...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £589 - £1550

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

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the sea near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Overlooking the village green in oh-so-pretty Veryan on the beautiful Roseland peninsula, End Cottage is a lovely Victorian cottage that has been updated with the greatest skill to...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £638 - £1596

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Right on the water's edge near the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Harbour House has stunning views across Falmouth harbour from its windows and balconies. Part of the security-...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £686 - £1880

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Overlooking the sea with a panoramic view of Gerrans Bay, this spacious and extremely comfortable house has been decorated throughout with a stylish and discerning contemporary eye...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £745 - £2030

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


This large dormer bungalow is ideal for family holidays, being situated in Portscatho and only a few minutes’ walk from the coastal path, which leads to the safe sandy beach at Por...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £439 - £1290

4 bedroom dog-friendly self catering cottage 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

Price per week £564 - £1525

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


Found in the pretty fishing village of Portscatho, this large end of terrace Georgian house is ideal for traditional family holidays as it is situated only a stone’s throw from the...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £571 - £1630

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