Self-catering holiday accommodation near a beach

Taking a holiday by the sea or near a beach is a must for many.  It's wonderful to breathe in that sea air and staying near a beach or by the seaside can be perfect for romantic walks or having fun with the kids. We have a wide selection of cottages, house and apartments near beaches around the UK and in Ireland, cottages sleeping just 2 people, seaside cottages sleeping 12 people and even mansions near the beach. So, if you are looking for Self-catering holiday accommodation near a beach, take a look at the links below to find that perfect seaside holiday cottage.

We have featured some cottages below that are near a beach.  Do browse through.  For a full listing though please click the links below for details of cottages that are near the seaside or near a beach.


If you have a dog that you would like to take with you on holiday to the seaside, pet friendly seaside cottages are ideal. Many cottage owners also provide dog water bowls and even beds so that you don't need to take these with you. Check for beaches where dogs are permitted. Many beaches permit dogs only October to March.


seaside cottages in Wales and the UK and Ireland

How's this for a beautiful beach?

This beautiful golden sandy beach is in Pembrokeshire in Wales where you will find some of Britain’s best loved beaches.  Blue flag award winning beaches in Pembrokeshire include Amroth, Coppet Hall, Poppit Sands, Saundersfoot, Tenby Castle, Tenby North, Tenby South and Whitestands so there is certainly plenty of choice!  Find safe, sandy beaches ideal for family cottage breaks in Pembrokeshire.

Find out more information about St. Nons Bay luxury holiday cottages for three family friendly cottages ideal for seaside breaks with children.

These cottages are located in the cathedral village of St. David's.  With the Pembrokeshire National Park and beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline nearby one of these cottages could be an ideal base for a Welsh cottage holiday near the beach.  There are safe sandy beaches nearby as well as the award winning Whitesands Bay.  The cottages each benefit from their own garden and are in a pleasant peaceful location yet just 5 minutes walk to the shops, restaurants and local beauty spots like Bryn y Garn and the historic cathedral.  

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Holiday cottages near Chesil Beach in Dorset

With a fantastic location along the Dorset coastline, close to Weymouth, the Dairy is a stunning holiday cottage with lots to offer. With a stylish high quality interior combined with wonderful rural views and just being a short distance from the coast, you can enjoy both time in the countryside and by the seaside with a stay in this 3 bedroom cottage.  Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach are only around a mile away and there are plenty of lovely seaside towns and villages such as Poole, Lyme Regis and Bournemouth within easy travelling distance for days out.

A wonderful holiday can be enjoyed near the beaches on the south coast of Dorset.

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Country cottages near beaches in Cornwall

Find country cottages to rent for a self-catering break that are set in quiet and peaceful surroundings near Bude and other popular Cornish coastal resorts. These holiday cottages offer exceptional panoramic views of the Cornish coast. They are fully equipped with a fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, CD/Radio player, hairdryer and selected satellite TV channels (between April and October) only. Patio tables and chairs are provided along with all the bed linen. Both cottages sleep six and are centrally heated during the winter months.

One is a 2 bedroom holiday home whereas the other has 4 bedrooms. This is an ideal location for a holiday in the West Country, whether you enjoy walking, cycling or just taking it easy by the countryside.

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Seaside holidays at Burnham--on-Sea on the Somerset coast

Burnham-on Sea is a popular seaside resort in Somerset in England’s West Country. It is renowned for having one of the shortest piers in England and for its Victorian seaside charm. With its miles and miles of sandy beaches, it is a fantastic destination for a holiday by the seaside for family holidays and romantic breaks. It is also a great base for exploring the highlights of nearby Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Choices of activities on offer in Burnham on Sea include walking, cycling, golfing and even windsurfing and kite-flying. Close by are the historical towns of Wells, Bath and Exeter, which are all worth a visit. The countryside around the town is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Click on one of the links above to explore a few exemplary cottages in detail and get a feel of a self-catering seaside holiday in a lovely part of England.

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Seaside cottage breaks in East Anglia on the North Sea coast

self-catering holiday lodges near a beachStay in a pine lodge near the Suffolk coast.  Warren Lodges on the edge of the Minsmere Marshes in Suffolk will be a novel experience and real treat for you.  These timber lodges are equipped to ensure a comfortable stay at any time of year.  The wild flowers in Suffolk in early summer are shown on the right.

This is an excellent place for wildlife watching and bird watching in particular. Birds found in this part of Suffolk include owls, kestrels and sparrow hawks. Also close by is RSPB Minsmere Reserve, a must-visit for avid birdwatchers.

The location is a good base for exploring the beaches and wildlife of the Suffolk coast, and a short drive away from medieval villages and antique centres.  Large groups of up to 16 or so, are welcome.  Click on the image shown to view more information about a peaceful self catering holiday in coastal Suffolk.


Coastal cottages in Norfolk


self-catering cotatge near beach in north NorfolkLooking for a coastal cottage in Norfolk?  Take a look at Lavenders, a three bedroom, well equipped bungalow (sleeps 6) , located on the coast in north Norfolk, near Hunstanton.  This holiday bungalow is located near a sandy beach in the village of Holme-next-Sea.  Much of the North Norfolk Coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty and wonderful for walks, cycling and wildlife watching.  Keen golfers will be pleased to hear that there is also a golf course nearby this property, the cottage backs on to the golf course in fact.  With a conservatory, patio with garden furniture and barbecue to enjoy, this cottage certainly has lots of facilities for guests.  This country cottage in Norfolk has been a welcome holiday home for many years and is ideal for a family self-catering summer break.


 Click on the cottage photo for availability and bookings, and find out more about a seaside holiday in Norfolk



Good quality seaside holiday homes in Dorset


Grade II listed cottage near Weymouth, Dorset and close to Chesil BeachHigher Farm Cottage, is located in a village less than one mile from the Dorset coast and near to Chesil Beach.  This high quality cottage sleeps up to 8 people in 5 bedrooms and benefits from wonderful historical features such as exposed beams and stone flagged floors.  The property also has a safe walled back garden along with a BBQ and garden furniture.  Everything one would expect from good quality self catering that you can trust.

Click on the cottage photograph to contact Peter about availability and bookings. Peter has an extensve selection of high quality country cottages and rural cottages in his portfolio and has been a trusted and honourable cottage owner for many years. Book with confidence.



Coastal mansion to rent in Dorset

Lovely large Stonebarrow Manor ( sleeps up to 28 in 13 bedrooms, 11 with en-suite facilities ) and offers well equipped comfortable accommodation within walking distance of the beach in the Regency Village of Charmouth Dorset  (2 miles from Lyme Regis).  The recently designated World Heritage Coast has everything for a wonderful holiday for all age groups. Apart from the traditional bucket & spades, sandcastles & swimming , fossiling is both educational and addictive. Local cafe's and tea shops, pubs, and an excellent Fish & Chip shop in the village, and many local activities, with a good bus service ensure a relaxing break for everyone.  

Woodcombe Lodges and Cottages (sleep 2-5) are conveniently located close to Minehead in Somerset. Situated within generous gardens with views over the nearby countryside and Exmoor National Park, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay here. The seafront at Minehead with its beach and attractions is just over a mile away.


Holiday cottages near a beach in Devon

Find coastal holiday accommodation including exclusive character barn conversions perfectly situated on coastal Exmoor surrounded by miles of fantastic beaches and beautiful walks. Some with heated indoor swimming pools and hot tubs.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at the pet-driendly seaside cottages in Devon. These charming properties offer all modern conveniences and are furnished, maintained and cleaned to exceptionally high standards.  Look forward to a satisfying seaside break if you book one of these holiday cottages.

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Go north and discover the fabulous Yorkshire coast

Perhaps much more suited to people who live in the north of England, the North Sea coast beache sof Yorkshire such as Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are much loved and offer a very good seaside cottage experience.

 Wrea Head country cottages, Scarborough, Yorkshire
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4 star country cottages with sea views in Scarborough Heated indoor pool on site

Choose Wrea Head Country Cottages for a stay close to Scarborough and near to the greenery of the North York Moors National Park. These are award winning holiday cottages which benefit from a rural location but also boast panoramic sea views. As if that wasn’t enough, there is even a shared indoor heated swimming pool as well as a sauna and Jacuzzi.



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Cottage on top of cliffs - Sleeps 2-6 at St. Margaret's Bay, Kent


For a holiday to remember, how about a stay on top of the White Cliffs of Dover at the Gun Emplacement? This fantastic holiday home enjoys an amazing location on top of the famous White Cliffs and boasts breath-taking sea views. The nearest beach to this very special holiday home is just a 10 minute walk away at St Margarets Bay where there is a shingle beach edged by the impressive white cliffs. Sandy beaches are just a short drive away.

This impressive holiday house has 3 bedrooms along with 1 bathroom and sleeps up to 6. There are gardens to the front and rear of the property and nearby is wonderful unspoilt countryside.

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Seaside cottages in Scotland

Scotland has some truly special beaches but warm weather is not always guaranteed in this part of the UK.  There are many family and pet-friendly beaches where all the family can safely enjoy paddling or building sand castles.  For luxury lodges with that something special, take a look at Melfort Pier and Harbour.  Located near Oban on Scotland’s West Coast, these lodges offer beautiful loch views as well as free fishing from the pier.  


Sleep 2-6 at Lochead Cottage on the Ellary Estate on the coast in Argyll, Scotland

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cottage near beachIf you are looking for a cottage with stunning views near the coast then a stay at Lochead Cottage in Argyll and Bute in Scotland may appeal to you.  This 3 star rated property is located in a particularly beautiful spot on the Argyll and Bute coast.

Enjoy getting close to nature and wildlife watching near this cottage.  Or if you prefer get out and about to explore the local area.  You will find various activities such as boating, cycling, hiking, walking and fishing on offer.  

Click on the photograph of the cottage for further details of a self catering holiday in a secluded stone-built cottage in a tranquil part of Scotland.

Cottage overlooking beach, Dingle Peninsula, Country Kerry, south west Ireland


self-catering holiday home overlooking the sea and beachSleeps up to 18Lios Dána Lodge - Large self catering holiday Lodge sleeps up to 18, for families and large groups holidaying together.  

The house has 8 bedrooms (two 3 x bed rooms with en-suite bathrooms and six twin-bed rooms with two adjoining bathrooms), conservatories and a large kitchen, overlooking 4 miles of sandy beach, Dingle Bay and Irelands highest mountain range the Macgillycuddy reeks.  

An acitivity  room is available for various group activities and parties.

Click on the cottage photograph for  additional details of a seaside self catering holiday for a large group in Ireland.


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