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.

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75 Island Street in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

75 Island Street, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

75 Island Street self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 6. This Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . 75 Island Street is close to the beach. Prices at 75 Island Street start from £350 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 75 Island Street


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Games room

Coombe Cottage in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Coombe Cottage, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Coombe Cottage self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 6. This Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Coombe Cottage is close to the beach. Prices at Coombe Cottage start from £470 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Coombe Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Coombe Cottage


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Open fire or wood burner Games room Coombe Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

Carlingford in Carlingford Lough, County Louth, Ireland-East

Carlingford, Carlingford Lough

Coastal Breaks in County LouthIreland-East

Carlingford self catering accommodation in Carlingford Lough, County Louth sleeps 8. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Carlingford is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Carlingford does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Carlingford start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Carlingford


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

Kilcrohane in Sheeps Head Peninsula, County Cork, Ireland-South

Kilcrohane, Sheeps Head Peninsula

Coastal Breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Kilcrohane self catering accommodation in Sheeps Head Peninsula, County Cork sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Kilcrohane is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Kilcrohane does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Kilcrohane start from £203 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Kilcrohane


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

Omeath in Carlingford Lough, County Louth, Ireland-East

Omeath, Carlingford Lough

Coastal Breaks in County LouthIreland-East

Omeath self catering accommodation in Carlingford Lough, County Louth sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Omeath is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Omeath does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Omeath start from £191 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Omeath


Sleeps 2 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Ideal for a romantic break

Ballycastle in Atlantic Coast, County Antrim, Ireland-North

Ballycastle, Atlantic Coast

Coastal Breaks in County AntrimIreland-North

Ballycastle self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Antrim sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Ballycastle is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Ballycastle start from £226 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballycastle


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by

8 Thurlestone Beach Apartments in Thurlestone, Devon, South West England

8 Thurlestone Beach Apartments, Thurlestone

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

8 Thurlestone Beach Apartments self catering accommodation in Thurlestone, Devon sleeps 6. This luxury Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . 8 Thurlestone Beach Apartments is close to the beach. Prices at 8 Thurlestone Beach Apartments start from £516 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 8 Thurlestone Beach Apartments


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Games room Luxury self catering

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

Waterville, Ring of Kerry

Coastal Breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Waterville self catering accommodation in Ring of Kerry, County Kerry sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Waterville is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Waterville does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Waterville start from £279 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Waterville


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

Apartment 3 Combehaven in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Apartment 3 Combehaven, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Apartment 3 Combehaven self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 6. This Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . Apartment 3 Combehaven is close to the beach. Prices at Apartment 3 Combehaven start from £494 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Apartment 3 Combehaven


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Games room

Furbo in Galway Bay, County Galway, Ireland-West

Furbo, Galway Bay

Coastal Breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Furbo self catering accommodation in Galway Bay, County Galway sleeps 6. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Furbo is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Furbo start from £273 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Furbo


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break Open fire or wood burner

 

 

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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