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

Kinvarra in Atlantic Coast, County Galway, Ireland-West

Kinvarra, Atlantic Coast

Coastal Breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Kinvarra self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Galway sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Kinvarra is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Kinvarra start from £443 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Kinvarra


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

Riverside Cottage in Veryan, Cornwall, South West England

Riverside Cottage, Veryan

Coastal Breaks in CornwallSouth West England

Riverside Cottage self catering accommodation in Veryan, Cornwall sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Riverside Cottage is close to the beach. Prices at Riverside Cottage start from £904 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Riverside Cottage


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Garden Open fire or wood burner

Ballydehob in West Cork, County Cork, Ireland-South

Ballydehob, West Cork

Coastal Breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Ballydehob self catering accommodation in West Cork, County Cork sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Ballydehob is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Ballydehob does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Ballydehob start from £264 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballydehob


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by Internet WIFI available

1 At The Beach in Torcross, Devon, South West England

1 At The Beach, Torcross

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

1 At The Beach self catering accommodation in Torcross, Devon sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. 1 At The Beach is close to the beach. Prices at 1 At The Beach start from £521 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 1 At The Beach


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available

Argosy in Torcross, Devon, South West England

Argosy, Torcross

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Argosy self catering accommodation in Torcross, Devon sleeps 8. This Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Argosy is close to the beach. Prices at Argosy start from £699 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Argosy


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Games room

Ballycastle in Antrim Coast, County Antrim, Ireland-North

Ballycastle, Antrim Coast

Coastal Breaks in County AntrimIreland-North

Ballycastle self catering accommodation in Antrim Coast, County Antrim sleeps 3. This 1 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Ballycastle is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Ballycastle start from £201 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballycastle


Sleeps 2 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break

Rossnowlagh in Donegal Bay, County Donegal, Ireland-North

Rossnowlagh, Donegal Bay

Coastal Breaks in County DonegalIreland-North

Rossnowlagh self catering accommodation in Donegal Bay, County Donegal sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Rossnowlagh is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Rossnowlagh does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Rossnowlagh start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Rossnowlagh


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by Open fire or wood burner

Apartment 13, Combehaven in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Apartment 13, Combehaven, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Apartment 13, Combehaven self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Apartment 13, Combehaven is close to the beach. Prices at Apartment 13, Combehaven start from £470 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Apartment 13, Combehaven


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Games room

Ballingskelligs in Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Ballingskelligs, Ring of Kerry

Coastal Breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Ballingskelligs self catering accommodation in Ring of Kerry, County Kerry sleeps 7. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Ballingskelligs is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Ballingskelligs does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Ballingskelligs start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballingskelligs


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

Duncannon in East Coast, County Wexford, Ireland-South

Duncannon, East Coast

Coastal Breaks in County WexfordIreland-South

Duncannon self catering accommodation in East Coast, County Wexford sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Duncannon is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Duncannon start from £242 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Duncannon


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available

 

 

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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