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Self Catering Holiday Cottages Near A Beach

If you are looking for a holiday where you can relax and recharge your batteries, there's no better place than by the sea. Whether it's the cry of the gulls, wet sand between your toes, the fun of crabbing or fish and chips in the wrapper, a seaside break in the UK is a popular choice for couples, families and friends alike. We have put together a large selection of holiday homes located near to a beach. Some have direct access onto the sands, whilst others are a short walk or drive away, but all are within approximately a mile and ideal for a beach holiday. Whether you are looking for a romantic sail loft for two, a luxury beach house to spend time with friends or a cosy fishermen's cottage for a family holiday, we have a great selection of properties available. Read more

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53.385594, -3.136232

Herons Well is a luxury Five Star Gold self catering holiday cottage offering three en-suite bedrooms for up to six guests. Located in the coastal village of West Kirby, this lovely cottage is ideal for a holiday or for those on business and is close to Blue Flag beaches, great golf courses, and the cities of Liverpool (fifteen minutes) and Chester (half an hour). Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£1050 to £1575
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

53.317757, -3.762626

Two cosy holiday cottages (sleeping up to five guests in each) ideally placed for a seaside holiday in Llandudno just twenty yards from the seafront. An ideal base for exploring this lovely part of North Wales whether you are a family or couple looking for a romantic break.

Weekly price from
£370 to £620
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.620465, -3.409990

A few minutes walk from the golden sands of Exmouth beach, Sunnydeck is a fresh, modern ground floor apartment sleeping two guests in one spacious bedroom. Exmouth is a fantastic choice for a Devon holiday with the beach, estuary, nature reserves and excellent walks like the Jurassic Coast Footpath all on your doorstep. There are endless opportunities for walking, swimming, sailing and cycling, and with good public transport links nearby you don't need a car to enjoy it all. Guests love that there are great bars and eateries nearby. Stop by The Phoenix for a lazy lunchtime drink, or treat yourself to a meal at The Point with great waterfront views and even better steaks. Exeter, Sidmouth, Dawlish and Budleigh Salterton are just a few of the choices for a fun day out, making Sunnydeck a popular choice for couples who want to see and do it all.

Weekly price from
£315 to £495
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Coastguard Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 27th Nov 2017 for 4 nights, £195"Relax in front of a real wood burner in beautiful Staithes, North Yorks Moors National Park"
54.558948, -0.792643

A spacious self catering holiday cottage located in the picturesque coastal town of Staithes. Just a short stroll to the harbour, beach and restaurants and perfect for both coastal walks and walking the North York Moors. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£250 to £695
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

Longtail Lodge

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 20th Nov 2017 for 2 nights, £195"Cosy log cabin with spa hot tub under cover - stunning location close to busy village & Lake call 07725819384 now"
54.352315, -2.917794

A contemporary log cabin offering a luxury retreat specialising in short breaks with exclusive use of a romantic heart shaped hot tub in a delightful peaceful setting near the popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere within the Lake District National Park.

Weekly price from
£895 to £1050
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.407085, -5.447830

A large stylish lochside retreat sitting on the edge of Loch Carron on Scotland's West Coast. With amazing views over Loch Carron and the mountains beyond, this is an ideal retreat for friends or families who enjoy outdoor pursuits or want to explore this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands.

Weekly price from
£950 to £1250
Sleeps 11 +

11 +  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.725323, -3.066232

Just one mile from the popular seaside town of Seaton and ten minutes in the car from Lyme Regis in one direction and Sidmouth in the other, this comfortable holiday cottage with fabulous views offers the perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and beaches of East Devon and West Dorset. Spend your days exploring the coastal path, fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast, relaxing by the sea or discovering Devon's many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£450 to £1200
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.879452, 1.433989

A single level holiday home in a fantastic seaside position less than one hundred and fifty yards from a wonderful sandy beach on the Norfolk coastline. Located in the coastal village of Mundesley with the village shops and pubs a short walk away and Cromer and Sheringham within easy driving distance.

Weekly price from
£265 to £640
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.895159, 1.303795

A comfortable self-catering bungalow located just a short drive from the popular seaside town of Cromer. An ideal base for couples wanting to explore the Norfolk coast and countryside with its many attractions.

Weekly price from
£225 to £375
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.008264, 0.747379

A lovely converted pigsty that sits in an exceptionally beautiful position on a Kentish sheep farm within an AONB on the old sea cliffs of the 'Isle of Oxney'. Only ten minutes from the ancient fishing port of Rye and Tenterden, along with the golden expansive golden beach of Camber Sands. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£450 to £750
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

51.008264, 0.747379

A welcoming holiday cottage located on an exceptionally picturesque sheep farm within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the old sea cliffs of the 'Isle of Oxney', just a short drive from the medieval Cinque Port of Rye, attractive town of Tenterden and Camber Sands with its glorious golden beach. An ideal place to relax amongst stunning views and good base to explore Kent and neighbouring Sussex. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£475 to £795
Sleeps 4-5

4-5  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

51.979789, -5.056898

You will breathe an audible sigh of deep relaxation the moment you arrive at Llanffynnon. The soft pink cottage, with its white picket gate and thick stone walls, is warm and welcoming with furniture and decor that has been carefully chosen to fit the age of the property and allows guests to feel immediately settle in and feel comfortable. The two bedrooms provide ample space for four guests, and Llanffynnon's appeal is as strong with couples who come to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path as it is with families who visit for a bucket-and-spade holiday. Stop for a pint by the harbour in Fishguard, watch the dolphins play off the coast of Strumble Head and visit St David's, Britain's smallest city. The choices are endless!

Weekly price from
£350 to £660
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.067473, -4.740467

Accommodating up to twenty six guests, Hafod Grove is an impressive Georgian Mansion House ideally placed on the Pembrokeshire Coast approximately a mile from the beach. With sea views, plenty of space inside and out and extensive gardens, this welcoming holiday home is perfect for families who want to holiday together, friends reunions and celebratory events (sedate hen and stag parties are welcome). Beaches close by for lazy days, fabulous coastal and countryside walks and an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy to keep the whole party entertained.

Weekly price from
£1525 to £2925
Sleeps 14-26

14-26  |   10  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.166320, -3.377395

The Pippins is nicely presented throughout and provides the perfect self-catering retreat for couples looking to enjoy everything the Exmoor National Park and Somerset coastline has to offer. Nestling in the grounds of Cedar House on the edge of the Somerset village of Old Cleeve close to Minehead, the cottage has been awarded 4 Star Gold status by EnjoyEngland and provides a home from home and base for exploring the surrounding stunning countryside. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£440 to £560
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

50.609961, -3.464816

In an enviable position equidistant from Dawlish and Starcross in South Devon, this charming holiday cottage is just a two minute drive from the beautiful sandy beach. Sleeps two to six with discount for couples or parties of four.

Weekly price from
£490 to £1050
Sleeps 2-6

2-6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.204296, -3.596503

A splendid Victorian hunting lodge in a private position providing self catering accommodation for up to twenty eight within the pretty Exmoor Village of Hawkcombe near Porlock - Perfect for large parties who want to holiday or get together in style and just a short two minute stroll to pubs and two miles to the beach.

Weekly price from
£2795 to £3895
Sleeps 28

28  |   8  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.755750, 1.569681

You don't have to decide between visiting the beach and the Broads when you stay at Goleby's Cottage because it's location on a quiet lane in the pretty village of Hickling makes it easy to get to both. The charming country cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, and is extremely dog-friendly so you can take the whole family on holiday. The Greyhound is a fantastic pub just a short walk from your door, and with attractions like Hickling Broad, Sea Palling and Waxham within a few miles, you can enjoy the best of Norfolk in absolute comfort.

Weekly price from
£395 to £654
Sleeps 2 + 2

2 + 2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.339589, -5.655586

A traditional Scottish holiday cottage sitting right on the waters edge overlooking Loch Carron in the picturesque Highlands village of Plockton. Stunning scenery, fantastic water sports, a haven for wildlife, great seafood pubs on the doorstep and a superb base for exploring the Highlands and also the Isle of Skye.

Weekly price from
£350 to £700
Sleeps 6

6  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.075720, -6.179651

The Isle of Colonsay is located off the West Coast of Scotland in the Hebrides and has stunning beaches, spectacular views, great walks, bike rides and an abundance of wildlife. Overlooking the sea and within walking distance of the islands hotel, serving very good food, this holiday cottage is a perfect Scottish holiday retreat.

Weekly price from
£450 to £1000
Sleeps 6+2

6+2  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

55.470636, -1.593559

Number Twenty Eight sits in the coastal village of Craster on Northumberland's stunning coast. With the Northumberland Coastal Pathway and great restaurants a short walk away, plus an abundance of attractions and glorious beaches within easy reach, this stylish beautifully presented holiday home is ideal for families, friends and also couples. Perfect for relaxing by the sea or to use as a base for exploring Northumberland.

Weekly price from
£535 to £995
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

A Holiday By The Sea

Whatever the time of year, a beach holiday holds immense appeal and with the sea nearby you can have hours of endless 'free' fun without having to spend a penny or travel too far. Enjoy breakfast on the beach first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive, or a BBQ at the end of the day as the sun goes down. Why not take a look at our dog friendly cottages so your four legged friend can also enjoy a holiday; or book a large holiday home ideal for families or friends who want to split the cost and share the fun. Whether you are seeking a tranquil seaside retreat away from the crowds or fancy the bright lights and some good old fashioned traditional seaside fun, we have plenty of retreats close to a beach to suit all budgets.

Tips: Many beaches operate dog bans throughout the summer months so make sure you find out if there are any dog restrictions on local beaches if you are taking your four legged friend with you. Pack your beach towels before you set off on holiday as many cottage owners only provide towels for use inside the cottage. Establish how far away the property is from the beach before booking and check if it is accessible by foot or car. Find out if local beaches are pebble or sand if this is important to you. Book early to avoid disappointment as seaside retreats get booked up quickly. If you are holidaying on a budget, consider a break outside of the peak summer months when you have a greater choice of properties available and larger savings to be made. Don't forget your sun tan lotion; wind break and bucket and spade!