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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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50.610426, -1.960898

Sitting right in the heart of the Victorian seaside resort of Swanage on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, this first floor holiday apartment is perfect for those wanting a break by the sea with an abundance of attractions, pubs, restaurants and shops on the doorstep. Opposite the railway station (great for steam train enthusiasts) and three minutes from the beach, there is plenty to keep those with or without a car occupied.

Weekly price from
£360 to £705
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Sunnydeck

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 26th May 2018 for 7 nights, £349"Due to last-minute cancellation May half term now available . 7 nights £349. 4 nights £299."
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

Cerrigwen & Highbank

Last Minute Offer:Tue, 22nd May 2018 for 4 nights, £225"£400 Only one cottage. Cottage situated 250 yards from the beach, Pet Friendly, each cottage can sleep up to 4 people. Private Car Park Space. **CENTRAL HEATING & PET FRIENDLY & WIFI**"
51.771877, -5.109673

A versatile holiday cottage well located in the picturesque seaside village of Little Haven on the Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales. With the beach just 150 yards away and pubs on the doorstep, sea lovers and walkers will love this costal location. A haven for wildlife.

Weekly price from
£285 to £550
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.326714, -3.857437

The stunning position of Plas Haf makes it a prefect choice for couples looking for a romantic break by the sea. With access onto a private beach, this stylish holiday lodge sleeps two (or four with the use of a sofa bed) and is located in an enviable waterside position in the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno in North Wales. With stunning views over the Conwy Estuary and Snowdonia Mountains, Plas Haf will fulfil your holiday dreams, whether they are to relax by the sea, explore South Wales or get active in the Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly price from
£325 to £530
Sleeps 2-4

2-4  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.378407, -5.115256

A characterful old cottage dating back four hundred years with 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 base for exploring Cornwall's many attractions or enjoying a lazy beach holiday. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly price from
£495 to £1295
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

Clover Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 2nd Jun 2018 for 5 nights, £300"Quiet village location. Good walking close by. Pubs/restaurants in easy walking distance"
51.182478, -3.446602

Located in the medieval village of Dunster on the Somerset coast, this lovely holiday cottage is positioned in a quiet road standing at the foot of Dunster Castle and ancient church - ideal for an activity packed holiday exploring Exmoor or relaxing break by the sea.

Weekly price from
£275 to £525
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.343151, -4.660409

On the outskirts of the popular Cornish coastal town of Fowey, this delightful holiday 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!

Weekly price from
£320 to £685
Sleeps 3

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Wideacres

Last Minute Offer:Thu, 7th Jun 2018 for 2 nights, £135"4*,sea views,slps 4,children welcome,2 bedrooms,garden,super walks,in peaceful country lane"
50.696753, -4.646715

Sitting on the edge of the picturesque coastal village of Boscastle on the north coast of Cornwall, this self-catering cottage sits in a quiet country lane and affords distant sea views. Just a mile from the South West Coast Path and a mile and a half from the village with its beautiful harbour, pubs and shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£225 to £735
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

The Old Dairy

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 9th Jun 2018 for 7 nights, £335"4* peaceful character ground floor country cottage,,sleeps 2,near sea,super 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) 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 price from
£199 to £449
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

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 holiday by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£225 to £749
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.352415, -2.917418

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

Weekly price from
£330 to £540
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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 and its many attractions, and simply relaxing!

Weekly price from
£450 to £900
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Tresquare

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 2nd Jun 2018 for 7 nights, £555"Spacious 4* detached cottage,sleeps 8,large garden,pets welcome,super views, near sea, 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 holiday by the sea with an abundance of attractions, lovely beaches and fabulous walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£350 to £1445
Sleeps 8

8  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.964836, 0.645820

The Norfolk coastline is stunning, with golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles in both directions. Brancaster is a fantastic example that you can easily enjoy when you stay at Crosswaye. The comfortable bungalow has recently been updated to provide a high standard of accommodation for up to four people. It is very popular with couples, families and friends who like that it is in a quiet location yet close to places like Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham, Holme, Hunstanton, the Titchwell RSPB Reserve and The Wash Nature Reserve. It is a five-minute walk to the village pub, The Ship Inn, and the mile to Brancaster beach and dunes can be walked or cycled in 20 minutes or less.

Weekly price from
£400 to £875
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.764122, -1.771524

A delightful cosy holiday cottage on the Dorset/Hampshire borders, providing the best of both worlds and the opportunity to visit both the coastline and the New Forest National Park which are both a short distance away. Sitting in the little Dorset village of Winkton, Coral Cottage is ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling or lazy days with the beaches of Christchurch and Mudeford close by, and miles of forest tracks and trails just waiting to be explored.

Weekly price from
£350 to £650
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

The Garden Flat No2

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 16th Jun 2018 for 4 nights, £275"A warm welcome awaits at 3 pm Saturday 16th relax and enjoy a pre summer break with no pressure to leave early Wednesday enjoy the last day :-)"
54.271957, -0.397366

In the quieter part of Scarborough on Yorkshire's stunning north coastline, this well presented holiday flat is just perfect for older couples or a small family with an older child (sorry no children under 5) who want a holiday relaxing by the sea. Ideally situated on the Esplanade adjacent to South Bay, the apartment is nicely tucked away away from the crowds yet within walking distance of the resorts many attractions. York City, Whitby and the North York Moors are within easy driving distance for day trips out.

Weekly price from
£465 to £640
Sleeps 3-4

3-4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.783169, -5.099879

A large modern stylish holiday home with sea views in the picturesque coastal village of Broad Haven with glorious sandy beach on the Pembrokeshire Coast. A great choice for a family holiday by the sea, walking and exploring this beautiful part of South Wales.

Weekly price from
£1400 to £2500
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

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: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.924165, -1.560380

Chocolate box pretty, this delightful thatched holiday cottage sits in the Hampshire village of Winsor in the New Forest National Park. Oozing character features beautifully blended with modern conveniences, Thimble Cottage is just a mile from the open forest with fantastic walks and miles of cycling to enjoy.

Weekly price from
£695 to £1350
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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!