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Beach Cottages Near the Seaside

If you are looking for a beach holiday where you can relax and recharge your batteries, then take a look at our coastal holiday cottages by the sea. Whether it's the cry of the gulls, sand between your toes, the fun of crabbing or fish and chips in the wrapper, a seaside cottage is a popular choice for couples, families and friends alike. Read more

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Bryher

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 22nd Apr 2024 for 4 nights, £300"Mid week break on the Jurassic coast, 2 village pubs, Seaton wetlands at end of lane."
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 self-catering 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 guide price:
£400 to £1900

4  |   2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.270135, -4.788977

Comfy and welcoming, this charming self catering holiday cottage sits in the traditional Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey on the South Coast of Cornwall and affords lovely views over the harbour and sea from the sun lounge, back bedrooms and terrace. A perfect destination for walking, enjoying the glorious beaches of the area, exploring South Cornwall with its many attractions, and simply relaxing!

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £995
Short breaks from £100 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Apr 2024 for 7 nights, £710Save £100"OFFER !! ARRIVE ANY DAY UNTIL 16th MAY £710wk 3 or 4 nights £440 more nights available slps 4 & 1 dog with 2 en-suite bathrooms beds as king size or twins BOOK ON LINE or call 07899842888"
54.210761, -0.591949

Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors we have 2 cottages, this one and Granary Cottage. The Stables Cottage offers a luxurious place to stay while discovering the many delights of the Moors. There is space for five guests to sleep in two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms), so the cottage is a favourite with couples as well as families who enjoy being close to beautiful countryside and friendly towns including Pickering, Helmsley, Scarborough and Whitby.

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £1095
Short breaks from £150 per night

5  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Granary Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Apr 2024 for 1 nights, £145"OFFER !! FRI 26th APRIL 2 nights £285, or ARRIVE THURS 2nd or FRI 3rd £710wk or 3 or 4 nights £440 slps 4 & 1 dog FREE ALL GROUND FLOOR VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO or call 07899842888"
54.210761, -0.591949

This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. Granary Cottage offers ground floor accommodation and sits on the edge of the North York Moors within easy reach of popular destinations including Malton, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and York. Picture yourself in the summer, enjoying an evening glass of wine as you gaze across countryside views towards the North York Moors, or in winter, relaxing in a cosy sitting room with a proper open fire. Just outside of the village of Snainton and within walking distance of a pub, Granary Cottage is a favourite all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £995
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.714017, -1.988032

*** LOCATION *** LOCATION *** LOCATION *** SHORT STROLL TO THE HARBOUR FRONT *** Pickwick Cottage is a fabulous holiday home with amazing guest reviews, with guests returning again and again - GOOGLE Pickwick Cottage Poole, to see over 150 amazing guest reviews on AIRBNB & VRBO.

Weekly guide price:
£699 to £1299
Short breaks from £166 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.209681, -3.665250

Beehive Cottage has arguably the best views in the entire Exmoor National Park. The self-catering cottage, which was built in 1866 and sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, sits in a private location down a private lane, surrounded by fields with uninterrupted views down to Worthy Coombe and Porlock Bay. The South West Coast Path is only a few minutes' walk from the front door, while Porlock Weir and the Bottom Ship pub are just 1.5 miles away. Beehive Cottage is ideal for exploring Exmoor National Park's coast and country, giving easy access to beautiful attractions like the beaches at Lee Bay and Minehead, charming towns and villages such as Lynton and Dunster, and miles of paths, roads and trails for walking and cycling.

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £900

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.378407, -5.115256

A characterful old holiday cottage dating back four hundred years with an impressive large inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove in the peaceful village of Cubert, North Cornwall. Walking distance of three beaches (Crantock, Polly Joke and Holywell Bay) and pubs/restaurants in the village for a meal out. Just four miles from Newquay and a great self-catering base for exploring Cornwall's many attractions or enjoying a lazy beach holiday. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1799

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 3 Star

50.745501, -4.529184

Hele Barton Farm offers a choice of delightful self catering holiday cottages ideally situated close to the dramatic coastline of North Cornwall. Enjoy the many attractions of Cornwall with its stunning coastline (including nearby Bude) and return home to this tranquil wildlife haven to relax of an evening. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £1245
Short breaks from £98 per night

5  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.916049, -4.232985

Aeolian is a lovely three-storey Victorian, coastal townhouse located opposite Criccieth Castle and enjoys far reaching sea views. The interior combines original and modern features with fresh and spacious living areas that are perfect for families or friends. This home from home sleeps eight guests in four beautiful bedrooms which include two super king rooms, two full-size singles in a twin room and a children’s bunkbed room along with two bathrooms and a ground floor cloakroom. Up to two dogs are welcome and an enclosed suntrap garden with table and benches will keep everyone happy along with the full fibre Wi-Fi. The beach is a two-minute walk away along with pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and a train station within easy reach. A great location to visit the many places in North Wales and the Llyn Peninsula with the Wales Coast Path on the doorstep. Parking is free and readily available across the road from the house and the nearest EV charging points are within a ten-minute Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£880 to £1840
Short breaks from £125 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

Markington Cottages

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Apr 2024 for 7 nights, £725"1 x Holiday Cottages 2mins from beach, pubs, cafe and coastal walks. Sleeps 7/9. 3 bed. Dog Friendly. Private car parking. Enclosed rear garden. WiFi & Central Heating."
51.782604, -5.098773

This fantastic holiday cottage is less than 200 metres from the beach at Broad Haven and a leisurely stroll to shops, cafes, pubs and other amenities. Markington Cottages sits on a private lane with sea views and off-street parking and is ideal for families and friends as there is space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms plus a double sofa bed. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is on the doorstep, waiting for guests to explore and enjoy. St Davids, Tenby, Narbeth and Folly Farm are all within easy reach for fun days out.

Weekly guide price:
£645 to £1295
Short breaks from £122 per night

7+2  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.181568, -4.212428

LOCATION, LOCATION ! A stunning private, and secluded South West facing 2 bedroom Eco build with a private garden, walk out balcony and sunny patio. With outstanding sea, coastal views, surrounded by National Trust land / SW coast path with pubs, cafes, and Woolacombe award winning beach just 10-15 minutes walk away.

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1800
Short breaks from £150 per night

4/5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.352415, -2.917418

A delightful Lakeland cottage ideally situated in a tranquil position near the popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere within the Lake District National Park. Ferry View Cottage provides a cosy base from which to explore all this stunning area has to offer with super walking opportunities and an abundance of attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £660

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.620465, -3.409990

A few minutes walk from the golden sands of Exmouth beach (with Blue Flag status), Sunnydeck is a fresh, modern ground floor apartment sleeping two guests in one spacious bedroom. Sunnydeck apartment has a lovely decked area where you can relax and catch the sunshine. The large double bedroom has a king size bed with high quality mattress, plenty of storage space & flat screen digital TV. The comfy lounge has 2 & 3 seat settee, electric fire, flat screen smart TV, HomeHub Docking Station with Bluetooth. Kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, washing machine, microwave, fridge, freezer & dishwasher. The shower room has shower cubical with electric shower, basin & toilet. Separate dining area with extending table. The apartment has central heating, controllable by the visitor. Linen & towels provided. Gas, heating, electric and Wi-Fi internet included. OFF ROAD PARKING, suitable for a MEDIUM SIZE CAR (eg.Golf estate). The parking space is protected by cctv, which can be turned off on arrival by the guest. Exmouth is a fantastic choice for exploring Devon and the West Country.

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £675
Short breaks from £99 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Tresquare

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 11th May 2024 for 7 nights, £545"Spacious detached dormer bungalow, 3 bedrooms sleeps 8,petsand children welcome,large garden,off road parking,open fire,CH,walking distance village,pub, shops,harbour,coastpath,walks"
50.690954, -4.680840

On the North Cornish coastline, this spacious holiday home is located apx 200 yards from the coastal path, the picturesque harbour and the village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a self-catering holiday by the sea with an abundance of attractions, lovely beaches and fabulous walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£489 to £1599
Short breaks from £150 per night

8  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

The Old Dairy

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Apr 2024 for 3 nights, £165"peaceful cosy groundfloor cottage,sleeps 2,CH near beach,scenic valley coastpath walks"
50.684018, -4.692922

The Old Dairy is located on the outskirts of the beautiful fishing village of Boscastle on Cornwall's North Coast. With the coastal path just a mile away and excellent village amenities (including a choice of places to eat) just a pleasant stroll through the famous Valency Valley (a mile and a half) this is a perfect holiday destination for walkers and beach lovers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£249 to £495
Short breaks from £50 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

Penrose

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 26th Apr 2024 for 7 nights, £335"end terrace modern cottage,sleeps 4,2 bedrooms+bathrooms,private parking,near coastpath,valley walks,pub.children welcome"
50.684236, -4.695974

On Cornwall's stunning north coast, this welcoming holiday home enjoys a perfect position for walkers on the South West Coastal Path and strollable distance to the picturesque harbour and quaint village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a self-catering holiday by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£310 to £975
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.190078, -0.287468

Group self-catering by the sea has never looked so good! Bourne End House is between Filey and Hunmanby Gap in the quiet village of Primrose Valley on the Yorkshire Coast. The spacious holiday home sleeps 16 people in seven bedrooms with six bathrooms, two reception rooms, a private pub, and an extensive landscaped garden with an outdoor hot tub. There is plenty in the vicinity to keep everyone happy, from gorgeous beaches to family-friendly attractions, beautiful footpaths and cycling routes, and opportunities for golf and fishing. 

Weekly guide price:
£2300 to £4250
Short breaks from £666 per night

16  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.343151, -4.660409

Situated on the outskirts of the popular coastal town of Fowey, this delightful cottage provides a great base for a relaxing summer holiday by the sea or a cosy winter break where you can enjoy invigorating coastal walks and evenings by the fire. Lovely beaches, an abundance of attractions and plenty of places in Fowey for a meal out - all the right ingredients for a holiday! *Follow us on Instagram - bryonycottage.fowey*

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £865

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.541057, -4.941284

Methven is a Cornish treasure dating back to the 1850s that its current guardians have carefully refurbished. This early Victorian holiday cottage offers a charming retreat just a short stroll from Padstow Harbour, renowned eateries like Rick Stein's Cafe, and local galleries and shops. It even boasts a private south-facing garden and secure parking—a rarity in Padstow Old Town! With room for four guests across one double and one twin bedroom, it's an inviting haven for couples and families seeking comfort while exploring Cornwall's coast, countryside, and the enchanting Camel Estuary.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1400
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.172734, -4.204687

A two-minute walk from the beach, shops, cafes and pubs, Belle Vue is a fantastic self-catering apartment in Woolacombe that sleeps four people in two rooms. It has storage for surfboards, bikes and wetsuits and a private parking space - all those important extras that will make your seaside holiday even more relaxing and stress-free. Spend your days on the sand at Woolacombe, or venture around the coast to nearby Croyde or Mortehoe with lovely towns and pretty villages to explore, this is a great holiday location for couples or families all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £1150

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Coastal Cottages By The Sea

We have put together a large selection of holiday homes located in seaside towns near a beach. Some of our coastal cottages have uninterrupted sea views, some have direct beach access, whilst others are a short walk or drive away from sandy beaches, ideal for a beach holiday.

Whether you are looking for a romantic sail loft for two, luxury beach houses to spend time with friends or a cosy fisherman's cottage for a fun family holiday, we have a great selection of self-catering accommodation and seaside cottages available for rent.

Where to Stay Near a Beach

We offer a wide range of holiday cottages by the beach. Browse through the list below for some of the most popular seaside breaks.

There are many more destinations that offer secluded beach cottages in the UK. To find the best one for you, filter your search and prepare for the most relaxing seaside break in one of our self-catering beach houses!

Beach Travel Guide

Before booking your next beach holiday cottage, it’s best to know everything from when to visit and what to do. Luckily enough, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn more about our beach cottages to rent and how to make the most out of your getaway!

When to Visit the Beach

Deciding on the best time to enjoy a beach holiday, ultimately comes down to where you want to go. The weather can vary throughout the UK, so it's best to plan accordingly so that you can make the most of the great outdoors and sandy shores.

Summer beach holidays tend to be the most popular in the UK. This is when the weather is at its warmest, with plenty of sunshine and more daylight hours. A trip to places like Cornwall or Devon in the south is great during this time. Enjoy some time lounging on the sandy shores, or even take a dip in the sea if the temperatures are particularly warm!

A beach getaway in spring is perfect for those who want to hike or bike along coastal paths. With cooler temperatures and a gentle breeze, this makes for great weather for anyone seeking an active break. North Wales, Pembrokeshire and Dorset are great places to visit in spring. With warmer temperatures and a plethora of walking routes, there’s something for all types of adventurers during this time.

Winter is perfect for anyone seeking a cosy coastal getaway. Wrap up warm as you stroll along the beach and waves crash against the shore. With fewer tourists, this provides an ideal time of year to stay by the sea without the hustle and bustle of crowds. If you prefer to get comfy indoors, light the fire and watch as the fierce swells roll onto shore, all from the comfort of your holiday cottage.

What to Do at the Beach

Whatever the time of year, a cottage by the beach 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 coast 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 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 self-catering holiday cottages to rent close to a beach to suit all budgets.

Tips for Staying in a Holiday Cottage by the Sea

Many beaches operate dog bans throughout the summer months. Make sure you find out if there are any dog restrictions on local beaches if you are taking your four-legged friend to one of our dog friendly cottages 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 booking a break in self-catering coastal cottages outside the peak summer months, when you have a greater choice of properties available and larger savings to be made. Finally, don't forget your sun tan lotion, windbreak, bucket and spade, and enjoy your next coastal holiday!

Beach Cottage FAQs

  • Where can I go on holiday by the sea?

There are several amazing seaside holiday destinations, all of which cater for a range of itineraries. If you’re seeking exciting water sport adventures, head to Cornwall. For historical attractions and scenic coastal walks, Dorset will do the trick! Anyone seeking somewhere to relax amongst dramatic landscapes, be sure to check out Pembrokeshire. There are many more exceptional holidays by the beach, each with beautiful sea view cottages to be found. Filter your search to find the perfect one for you in our most popular destinations!

  • How long do I need for a beach holiday?

Deciding on how long you require for a seaside break depends on what you plan to do whilst visiting. Many choose to take a long weekend (3 nights, 4 days) to enjoy some of the UK's best coastal destinations, whereas others have a jam-packed week of activities. Make a list of what you want to see, where you want to go and the activities you want to try, as this will help you determine how long you will need to do it all.

  • Are there beaches in Scotland?

Yes! There are many stunning beaches scattered throughout Scotland. From white sandy shores to rugged headlands, you will find a seaside adventure for all here. You will discover some of the most beautiful sandy shores in the Scottish Highlands. With white sands and turquoise waters, you will be fooled into thinking you’re on a tropical island!

  • What else should I look for when choosing seaside cottages?

Remember, as important as location is, there are lots of factors that should go into your decision when choosing a sea view cottage. Do you want one with a private hot tub, or multiple hot tubs for you and the kids? Luxury beach houses just a stone's throw from the nearest beach? A quiet spot along the coast boasting stunning sea views? Once you've narrowed down the type of cottage you want, use the filters on our site to find an exciting selection of luxury accommodation that fits the bill for your specific dates. Then, have a look at the reviews and photos to narrow your choice down even further. You're sure to find somewhere you love!



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