Most beautiful holiday cottages with sea views in the UK


Most beautiful holiday cottages with sea views in the UK

With miles and miles of glorious coastline to explore, seaside holidays have always been a firm favourite in the UK. Filled with fish and chips and ice cream or epic coastal rambles that see you running for the sea for a refreshing dip at the end, there are so many fabulous ways to enjoy the water.

From beaches you wouldn’t believe are in the UK to tidal estuaries that promise river walks aplenty, our coast definitely boasts the most, so where better to enjoy your next stay? Spend your days sprawled out in the sand or splashing in crystal clear waters, before returning to your waterside abode to watch the sun set below the sea.

Dreaming of sundowners overlooking the glistening ocean and morning walks by the water? Here are our most beautiful holiday cottages with sea views so you can enjoy a salt-kissed stay.


Rose on the Cliff

A beautiful holiday cottage with sea views perched on the cliff above a beach and estuary in Cornwall

Helford, Cornwall | Sleeps 9

Best for: Direct access to the beach

Tucked into the cliff along Gillan Creek on the idyllic Helford River, Rose on the Cliff is perfectly placed to go from lying in bed to lying on the beach within minutes. Oh yes, from sea views from every room to direct access to the beach, this clifftop haven promises waterside moments in abundance. Wake up to the tranquil charms of the creek as the sun rises before you, spend the day snoozing on the sun-warmed sands, and enjoy alfresco feasts on the patio as the colours of dusk transform the scenes around you. 


Cobbles Point

Sea views from the outside table on the terrace at Cobbles Point in Devon

Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon | Sleeps 8

Best for: Al fresco feasting

Cobbles Point in South Devon is no stranger to sprawling sea views, with two of the county’s most beautiful beaches providing a rather spectacular backdrop to the clifftop cottage. Bantham Beach and Bigbury-on-Sea are minutes away, offering up beach days and coastal strolls whenever the mood strikes. Or, you can simply stretch out on the lovely terraced decking to enjoy the views with a glass of something refreshing in hand. A BBQ ensures balmy summer evenings are complemented by the very best food, while Devon’s welcoming beach cafés promise ice creams galore during your coastal adventures.



Beautiful sea and estuary views from the stone terrace at Cuilan in Cornwall

Portscatho, Cornwall | Sleeps 14

Best for: Group stays by the water

The Roseland Peninsula is famed for its tranquillity, and nowhere quite embodies it more than Cuilan. Panoramic views across Percuil River make for an incredible backdrop at this fabulously large cottage in South Cornwall, which boasts oodles of space for family and friends. Enjoy the riverside views from the dining room as you sip your morning coffee, the terrace as you relish your sun-soaked lunch, or from the lovely shingle beach, which sits at the bottom of your very own private-access steps. With the golden charms of Portscatho just around the corner, you can make the most of sun-kissed evenings feasting at one of Cornwall’s most famous beach cafés, The Hidden Hut.



A chair on a balcony overlooking incredible sea views at a holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire

Tenby, Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 8

Best for: Colourful harbourside views

Perched high above the colourful harbour in Tenby, Beachscape certainly lives up to its name, with far-reaching views across the beach, harbour, and glistening sea beyond from the balcony and rooms. Tenby is a wonderfully popular holiday destination in Pembrokeshire, with four stunning golden sand beaches beckoning for sun-drenched beach days and historic streets lined with many fabulous pubs, restaurants, and independent shops. When the views call your name, step out onto the nearby Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail for some of the best walks in the country.


Tamarisk House

Big windows in front of chairs that show beautiful sea views on the Isle of Wight

Seaview, Isle of Wight | Sleeps 8

Best for: Waterside Island adventures

When it comes to sea views, the Isle of Wight is hard to beat – it is an island after all! With a name that promises salt-kissed scenes aplenty, Seaview is the ultimate spot for a holiday by the ocean, and Tamarisk House has everything you need for Island adventures. With its own private access to the shoreside and unending views across the Solent and the rolling hills of West Sussex, this beautiful cottage boasts wonderfully easy access to the water. Make the most of all the activities this entails, from swimming and watersports to coastal rambling and beach days.


Chalet on the Beach

Sea views from a chalet on the beach in Dorset

Lyme Regis, Dorset | Sleeps 2

Best for: Fossil hunting

When it comes to beachfront holidays, you can’t get much closer to the action than Chalet on the Beach without waking up to the tide lapping at your toes. Oh yes, happily situated on the edge of Monmouth Beach on the sweeping Jurassic Coast, this beach chalet for two makes for a wonderfully romantic escape by the sea. Fill your holiday with walks up and down the beach, searching for fossils as you go, or head into Lyme Regis for a range of incredible eateries, from sea view restaurants to cosy pubs.


Shore Cottage

Looking past some bright yellow gorse at a pretty holiday cottage with amazing sea views in the Scottish Highlands

Durness, Scottish Highlands | Sleeps 4

Best for: Panoramic views

Nestled in the northern reaches of the Scottish Highlands, Shore Cottage boasts an incredible setting, with mighty mountains towering over the cool blue of Kyle of Durness, a beautiful tidal estuary. The 360-degree views can be enjoyed from every room, as well as the patio, where a table promises breakfast with an unbeatable backdrop. The beautiful beaches of Durness are a stone’s throw from the cottage, alongside famous Highland attractions such as the fascinating Smoo Cave. Spend your days hiking mountains, relaxing in the sand, and soaking up every wild and wonderful corner of the Scottish Highlands.


Belle’s View

A cosy living room with sea views out of the window

Scarborough, Yorkshire | Sleeps 4

Best for: Traditional seaside charms

With Yorkshire’s rugged coastline on your doorstep, Belle’s View is perfectly placed for waterside explorations, whether you love to walk, build sand castles, or feast on fish and chips by the water’s edge. Scarborough is chock-full of traditional charm, with a seafront buzzing with activity and attractions, perfect for families. Boasting reaching views across the beach and sea beyond, Belle’s View is an idyllic base for a coastal holiday in North Yorkshire. Enjoy all this vibrant town has to offer, including the famous open-air theatre, or head up the coast to Whitby where beautiful ruins await.


Cape Gare

A beautiful holiday cottage with sea views perched on the banks of Gare Loch in Scotland

Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute | Sleeps 2

Best for: Lochside living at its best

Shoreside scenes beckon at Cape Gare, a beautiful cottage for two on the bonny banks of Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute. Floor to ceiling sliding doors are the ultimate viewing experience, with views of the loch and distant Highlands beyond promising a dreamy backdrop to your morning coffee. While away your stay on the serene balcony as you watch the birds come and go from the loch or visit the famous Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park for even more incredible sights and some of the best walks in the country.


Bay View

An outside table in front of a holiday cottage on a cliff with amazing sea views in the background

Freshwater, Isle of Wight | Sleeps 4

Best for: Coastal wanderings

Delivering uninterrupted views across Freshwater Bay and beyond, Bay View does exactly what it says on the tin. The sweeping lawn and patio are the perfect place to sprawl out and soak up the salt-kissed vistas, while the modern living room opens up onto the outside area for a blissfully airy feel. Make sure to bring your walking boots, as Freshwater Bay marks the start of one of the best walks on the Island, with the coastal trail leading along cliff paths to the iconic rock formations at The Needles.


Number 4 Coastguard Cottages

Looking out at beautiful sea views from a hot tub

Ilfracombe, Devon | Sleeps 6

Best for: A hot tub with a view

If bubbling hot tubs and sea views sound like your kind of getaway, then a stay at Number 4 Coastguard Cottages is a bubble-topped must. Perched on the cliffs just outside of bustling Ilfracombe on Devon’s stunning north coast, this ocean-side haven promises oodles of spots to soak up the surrounding scenes, from the terraced garden, which boasts a flickering fire pit and alfresco cooking area complete with a BBQ and pizza oven, to the welcoming sitting room with oh-so-sinkable sofas. Seated within a National Landscape (formerly known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to unforgettable days out.


Hallane Mill

A beautiful stone holiday cottage next to the sea with incredible sea views

Charlestown, Cornwall | Sleeps 4

Best for: Wild swimming

Boasting direct access to a beach at the bottom of the garden, Hallane Mill is ideal for those who love an ocean dip before breakfast. Spellbinding sea views can be enjoyed from the living room and the bedroom, so you can rejuvenate and relax with the ocean by your side. Enjoy sun-soaked meals around the beautiful outdoor table, before stepping onto the nearby coastal path for days exploring the sweeping Cornish coast.


Ready to spend your coastal escape soaking up the sights and sounds of the ocean? Explore our beautiful holiday cottages with sea views across the UK for a spellbinding stay.

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