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.Read more

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 149 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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £418

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

7 nights from £418

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £423

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 £423

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

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

7 nights from £431

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

7 nights from £431

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

7 nights from £433

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


The Beach House is in a truly exceptional location just above safe sandy Porthcurnick Beach. The living-room has French doors that lead out to the patio and garden, with spectacula...

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

7 nights from £433

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £475 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Flushing, Cornwall.


A beautifully styled terraced house in the pretty village of Flushing, this is the ideal place for a fabulous holiday. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £475 *

  • 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 *

  • 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 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 *

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

  • 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 *

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £617 *

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

7 nights from £617 *

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