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 151 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
  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £438

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


Situated just above the village square in the coastal village of Portscatho this pretty, traditional former fisherman's cottage is a short walk up the hill from the beach and harbo...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £438

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

7 nights from £449

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


Waterside is situated directly above Tatams beach in the small fishing village of Portscatho. A semi-detached modern house, it has fully double-glazed picture windows taking full a...

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

7 nights from £449

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

7 nights from £450

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


Wonderful panoramic views over Falmouth harbour towards the Roseland peninsula can be enjoyed from every room of this single-storey bungalow, and from the spacious terrace which ru...

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

7 nights from £450

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    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £562.95 £450.36

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

7 nights from £459 *

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


A gorgeous and contemporary split-level house tucked in away in a peaceful cul-de-sac, this property has been furnished and appointed to an exemplary standard. Set over four flo...

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

7 nights from £459 *

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    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £631.40 £504.80

  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £631.40 £504.80

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £474

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


There are glorious, far reaching water views from every room in this beautifully appointed, modern cottage, stretching from the moorings on the Penryn River out across the Carrick ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £474

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £476

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


There are fabulous views from this lovely waterside apartment, looking over to the pretty village of Flushing, the Roseland and beyond. Tall Ships is a wonderful base to explore th...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £476

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £595.35 £476.28

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

7 nights from £480

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


Fabulous uninterrupted views are showcased from this lovely Victorian cottage tucked away in the heart of Falmouth. The windows on the first floor perfectly frame the ever-changing...

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

7 nights from £480

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