Cottages by the sea in South Devon

Seaside holidays are the stuff holiday memories are made of. And where better to site yourself than in seaside holiday accommodation in South Devon? With so many miles of scenic coastline, South Devon is the perfect destination for a holiday by the sea.Read more

South Devon is known for its green rolling scenery and long roads lined with trees and fields, wrapped around the bottom of Dartmoor towards the sea. And here you'll find what is known as The English Riviera; a particularly popular stretch of holiday destinations, favoured for their calm seas, big beaches and pretty English piers.

The big hitters with all the facilities and famous sea views include Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, which border iconic Torbay. This sheltered bay is a very family friendly holiday destination with plenty of places to stay, most cottages with views out over the gentle waters. There are plenty of beach cottages along this coast, particularly in places such as Shaldon, a riverside location by the sea where many of the waterfront holiday properties supply boats and canoes for your enjoyment.

Seaside holiday cottages in South Devon come in all shapes and sizes to make the most of their location. From quaint little cottages in secluded beach settings, to luxury apartments perched on clifftops to make the most of the sea views, and sprawling coastal cottages set back into the countryside but with glimpses of the deep blue on the horizon. Holiday homes by the sea will get your time away off to the best start. Breathe in that fresh, curative sea air and relax. We've got 46 of the best accommodation in South Devon.

 

Coastal cottages by the sea in South Devon

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £378 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Brixham, South Devon.


The immaculately presented Sea Tang is a delightfully attractive home-from-home, with the most spectacular views over bustling Brixham harbour and out to sea. This lovingly maintai...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £378 *

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

7 nights from £392

2 bedroom cottage with river views in Dartmouth, South Devon.


Set on the edge of Dartmouth with delightful river views, Moon Cottage is one of a small terrace within easy walking distance of the town centre. This charming house (so-called as ...

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

7 nights from £392

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £408

2 bedroom cottage near the beach, near Kingsbridge, Devon.


If you imagine the perfect retreat in which to enjoy this gorgeous part of south Devon, you would probably be thinking of this attractive detached stone barn conversion. With o...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £408

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £334 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Brixham, Devon.


Located in the heart of Brixham, this delightfully light and airy property is a great family holiday home, especially as your four-legged friends are also very welcome. 1 Apters Hi...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £334 *

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

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

7 nights from £346

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.


Brixham needs little introduction for those familiar with the joys of the South Hams and its spectacular coastline. A bustling fishing port, there is always something to watch in t...

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

7 nights from £346

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £359

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Shaldon, South Devon.


Shaldon is a real gem, on the Teign estuary with higgledy piggledy streets, some excellent pubs and restaurants and a sandy beach. Just 150 yards from the shore is The Salty, tucke...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £359

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £374

2 bedroom, dog friendly, clifftop cottage with sea views, Kingsbridge, Devon.


This truly is a quirky cottage, perched (and we mean perched) on top of a cliff with the front door only a couple of metres from the edge. Casa Marinero offers 180 degree views of ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £374

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Branscombe, Devon.


Smugglers Cottage is in a perfect location just one mile inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast, not far from the Devon/Dorset border on the outskirts of the beautiful east Devon ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378 *

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

7 nights from £392

2 bedroom cottage with river views in Dartmouth, South Devon.


Dartmouth is well-known for its attractive riverside setting and the Britannia Royal Naval College. The river is full of craft and the town has plenty to offer; good restaurants, p...

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

7 nights from £392

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

7 nights from £394

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Brixham, South Devon.


Overlooking the bustling fishing port of Brixham, its harbour full of boats of all sizes and shapes, Pebblestones is one of a terrace high up above the harbour, approached by a nar...

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

7 nights from £394

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