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 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £394

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


This surprisingly spacious holiday home is only 250 yards away from the stunning National Trust coast footpath and just a 10 minute stroll from picturesque Portscatho harbour, the ...

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

7 nights from £394

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

7 nights from £408

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Looe, Cornwall.


Commanding lovely views down the valley towards the glistening waters of Talland Bay, this haven of tranquility lies between Looe and Polperro, just a quarter of a mile up the hill...

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

7 nights from £408

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

7 nights from £414

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near St Mawes.


Set in the heart of the picturesque village of St Mawes, with a wonderful sea view across the rooftops, this comfortable terraced cottage is within easy walking distance of the exc...

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

7 nights from £414

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

7 nights from £424

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


This delightful single-storey converted barn is one of two barns set on an unspoilt Cornish country lane close to many beaches, and with a large garden this is the ideal holiday ho...

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

7 nights from £424

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

7 nights from £431

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


Chick Cottage is in a fabulous location just above safe, sandy Porthcurnick Beach, where you will find the famous Hidden Hut, and opposite, the renowned Rosevine Hotel. The Driftwo...

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

7 nights from £431

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £432

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


With wonderful waterside views from this comfortable duplex apartment, you will find yourself very content watching the boats pass by. Part of the Packet Quays development in Falmo...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £432

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

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

7 nights from £432 *

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


A welcoming family home, semi-detached Rockpool has been beautifully refurbished and furnished in contemporary style. Double doors from the spacious kitchen/dining-room lead out to...

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

7 nights from £432 *

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

7 nights from £432

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


This fabulous converted detached barn is less than a mile from the safe and sandy beach at Porthcurnick and close to the National Trust coastal footpath, and the shops, galleries a...

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

7 nights from £432

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

7 nights from £436

2 bedroom dog-friendly self catering cottage near the beach near Portloe.


Dolphin Cottage is a cosy mid-terrace former coastguard’s cottage, situated on the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Portloe, with sea views from the terrace. The bijou co...

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

7 nights from £436

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

7 nights from £436

2 bedroom apartment near the beach with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set on the water’s edge in the popular fishing village of Portscatho, Top Deck’s light and airy open plan living area has stunning views across the tiny harbour and out over Gerran...

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

7 nights from £436

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