Rent Cottages near the Beach in England, Scotland Wales and Ireland

Cottage beach holidays in England, Scotland and Wales

Think holiday, think Beach is our motto... and so what better than a selection of thousands of cottages close to the beach and the wonderful British coast. We have a great selection of beach holiday cottages, apartments and lodges across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Whether you are looking for golden sandy beaches, rolling surfing waves or coastal paths to explore you will find something for you near the beach.

Selected Coastal Cottage Favourites

Portrush in Antrim Coast, County Antrim, Ireland-North

Portrush, Antrim Coast

Coastal Breaks in County AntrimIreland-North

Portrush self catering accommodation in Antrim Coast, County Antrim sleeps 5. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Portrush is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Portrush does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Portrush start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Portrush


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Duncannon in Waterford Harbour, County Wexford, Ireland-South

Duncannon, Waterford Harbour

Coastal Breaks in County WexfordIreland-South

Duncannon self catering accommodation in Waterford Harbour, County Wexford sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Duncannon is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Duncannon start from £218 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Duncannon


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Golf close by

Portstewart in Antrim Coast, County Derry, Ireland-North

Portstewart, Antrim Coast

Coastal Breaks in County DerryIreland-North

Portstewart self catering accommodation in Antrim Coast, County Derry sleeps 12. This 6 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Portstewart is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Portstewart does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Portstewart start from £750 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Portstewart


Sleeps 10 or more Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Glengarriff in Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Ireland-South

Glengarriff, Beara Peninsula

Coastal Breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Glengarriff self catering accommodation in Beara Peninsula, County Cork sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Glengarriff is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Glengarriff start from £260 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Glengarriff


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by

Ballygarrett in Blackstairs Mountains, County Wexford, Ireland-South

Ballygarrett, Blackstairs Mountains

Coastal Breaks in County WexfordIreland-South

Ballygarrett self catering accommodation in Blackstairs Mountains, County Wexford sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Ballygarrett is close to the beach. Prices at Ballygarrett start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballygarrett


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach

Carlingford in Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland-East

Carlingford, Carlingford

Coastal Breaks in County LouthIreland-East

Carlingford self catering accommodation in Carlingford, County Louth sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Carlingford is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Carlingford start from £270 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Carlingford


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

Apartment 15 Combehaven in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Apartment 15 Combehaven, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Apartment 15 Combehaven self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Apartment 15 Combehaven is close to the beach. Prices at Apartment 15 Combehaven start from £414 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Apartment 15 Combehaven


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Games room

Glengarriff in Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Ireland-South

Glengarriff, Beara Peninsula

Coastal Breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Glengarriff self catering accommodation in Beara Peninsula, County Cork sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Glengarriff is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Glengarriff start from £203 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Glengarriff


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by

St Helens Bay in Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford, Ireland-South

St Helens Bay, Rosslare Harbour

Coastal Breaks in County WexfordIreland-South

St Helens Bay self catering accommodation in Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford sleeps 9. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . St Helens Bay is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . St Helens Bay does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at St Helens Bay start from £248 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about St Helens Bay


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by

Ballycroy in Atlantic Coast, County Mayo, Ireland-West

Ballycroy, Atlantic Coast

Coastal Breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Ballycroy self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Mayo sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Ballycroy is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Ballycroy does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Ballycroy start from £344 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballycroy


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by

 

 

English Beach Holiday Cottage search

Obviously when you think of a beach holiday in England the south west counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset come to mind and they do attract millions of visitors a year. However, don't discount the glorious sandy beaches on the Northumberland Coast, the charm of the Suffolk coast or the seaside resort of Blackpool and more in the North West. We have a great selection of cottages and apartments across England to rent that are close to the beach and the coast for you, your partner, family or friends to enjoy. To start your search for cottages or apartments near the beach in England simply select a county below.

Scottish Beach Holiday Cottage search

The Scottish coastline is perfect for walking and exploring this great country, with dramatic views and scenery to be seen. To search for a cottage or apartment near the beach in Scotland simply select a county below.

Welsh Beach Holiday Cottage search

Wales is certainly not short of great coast to explore. Whether you are looking to explore the historic Pembrokeshire Coast or sun yourself on the beaches of the many seaside town in Wales a cottage in Wales is the perfect holiday base. To search for Wales cottages close to the beach simply select a county below.

North Wales cottages

Clwyd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham

Mid Wales cottages

Ceredigion, Dyfed, Powys

 

 

Irish Beach Holiday Cottages search

Completely surrounded by water, the Irish has coast everywhere you look! From dramatic rugged coastline to family beaches Ireland has it all.

 

Looking for the BEST Family Beaches - Blue Flag Beaches in the UK

If you have not come across it before, A Blue Flag is a prestigious, international award scheme that recognises the best beaches and marina's in the world. It judges coastal destinations against important criteria including water quality, facilities, safety, environmental education and management with only the best winning a Blue Flag.

So, if you are are heading for a beach holiday in the UK, head for one of the many Blue Flag beaches for the very best experience. The Blue Flag beach list is reviewed every year (results in May) but the list regularly features Bournemouth and Poole in Dorset, Torbay and Dawlish Warren in Devon, Polzeath and Sennen Cove in Cornwall, Bridlington and Scarborough in Yorkshire and Cromer and Lowestoft in East Anglia. And, of course, you will find lots of our self catering holiday cottages and apartments close to these great beaches.

See our lists of 2012 English Blue Flag Beaches and Scottish Blue Flag Beaches.

Here is our list of 2011 Blue Flag Beaches in England, Scotland and Wales

 

Beach Holiday cottages includes what type of accommodation?

As we are called Find Cottage Holidays you are sure to find lots of beach cottages on this site but that is not all. Our self catering accommodation listings close to the beach and coast also include apartments, lodges, chalets, bungalows, holiday homes and more! So whether you are looking for a couple, a beach holiday for your family or a group you are sure to find something here.

 

Refine your Family Cottage Holiday search

We have thousands cottages, apartments, lodges and bungalows listed which is a huge choice. So if that is feeling a little overwhelming, why not narrow down your search by county using the menu at the top of the page or use our Advanced Cottage and Self Catering Search to select specific accommodation features.

 

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Find Cottage Holidays mission is to promote the very best of the UK and Ireland's wonderful self catering accommodation, whether it be cottages, apartments, lodges, chalets, houses, villas or bungalows. But, it's not just about the cottages, we also try and bring you some helpful guides and information on the places to go, things to see and activities to do while you enjoy your break in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. In fact, we are adding to our list daily but if you think we have missed somewhere special tell us via our Facebook page. With wonderful countryside and superb coastlines to explore the UK and Ireland has so much to offer.

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