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

Cleggan in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland-West

Cleggan, Connemara

Coastal Breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Cleggan self catering accommodation in Connemara, County Galway sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Cleggan is close to the beach. Activities close by include fishing . Cleggan does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Cleggan start from £225 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Cleggan


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by

Apt 4 Charborough House in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Apt 4 Charborough House, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Apt 4 Charborough House self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 4. This Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Apt 4 Charborough House is close to the beach. Prices at Apt 4 Charborough House start from £390 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Apt 4 Charborough House customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Apt 4 Charborough House


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Games room Apt 4 Charborough House Customer Feedback and Reviews

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

Ahakista, Sheeps Head Peninsula

Coastal Breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Ahakista self catering accommodation in Sheeps Head Peninsula, County Cork sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Ahakista is close to the beach. Prices at Ahakista start from £279 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ahakista


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

Dunfanaghy in Atlantic Coast, County Donegal, Ireland-North

Dunfanaghy, Atlantic Coast

Coastal Breaks in County DonegalIreland-North

Dunfanaghy self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Donegal sleeps 8. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Dunfanaghy is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Dunfanaghy does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Dunfanaghy start from £411 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Dunfanaghy


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by

Moorview in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Moorview, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Moorview self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 6. This Bungalow is a perfect base for your holidays . Moorview is close to the beach. Prices at Moorview start from £345 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Moorview


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Games room

Quicks in Dittisham, Devon, South West England

Quicks, Dittisham

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Quicks self catering accommodation in Dittisham, Devon sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Quicks is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Quicks start from £303 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Quicks


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Golf close by Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

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

Ballinskelligs, Ring of Kerry

Coastal Breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Ballinskelligs self catering accommodation in Ring of Kerry, County Kerry sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Ballinskelligs is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Ballinskelligs start from £225 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballinskelligs


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

Enniscrone in Atlantic Coast, County Sligo, Ireland-West

Enniscrone, Atlantic Coast

Coastal Breaks in County SligoIreland-West

Enniscrone self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Sligo sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Enniscrone is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Enniscrone does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Enniscrone start from £251 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Enniscrone


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

Richmond in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Richmond, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Richmond self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 8. This Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Richmond is close to the beach. Prices at Richmond start from £607 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Richmond


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Games room

Glenarm in Atlantic Coast, County Antrim, Ireland-North

Glenarm, Atlantic Coast

Coastal Breaks in County AntrimIreland-North

Glenarm self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Antrim sleeps 5. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Glenarm is close to the beach. Activities close by include fishing . Prices at Glenarm start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Glenarm


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Ideal for a romantic break

 

 

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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