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

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 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

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1 bedroom, rural apartment with sea views near Kingsand, Cornwall.


Prepare to be wowed by the most spectacular of sea views from this irresistible apartment for two, set right on the water's edge, in the historic Fort Picklecombe on the beautiful ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £423 - £814

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.

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

Price per week £467 - £1490 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. The first floor is excluded at the discounted rate.

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Falmouth, Cornwall.


Tucked away in a wonderfully tranquil location behind Swanpool Nature Reserve and just a 10 minute walk from Swanpool beach, this modern, spacious family house is the perfect locat...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £549 - £1890 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. The first floor is excluded for parties of 2 at the discounted rates 15% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Two bedrooms are excluded at the discounted rate. 10% off for parties up to 6 + cot on selected dates. One bedroom is excluded at the discounted rate.

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


Beautifully situated just above the picturesque harbour in Portscatho, from the garden Cliff Cottage enjoys incredible panoramic sea views of Gerrans Bay including Porthcurnick Bea...

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

Price per week £553 - £1797 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

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

Price per week £578 - £1570 *

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

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


Just off the village square, this Grade II Listed cottage built of traditional cob is one of the oldest in the village of Portscatho. It retains the charm and authenticity of a tra...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £362 - £723

2 bedroom apartment near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


La Miette is a modern first floor apartment located in the peaceful setting of Port Pendennis, a beautifully landscaped security-gated development of town houses and apartments set...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £400 - £940

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