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

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

Sligo in nr Sligo Bay, County Sligo, Ireland-West

Sligo, nr Sligo Bay

Coastal Breaks in County SligoIreland-West

Sligo self catering accommodation in nr Sligo Bay, County Sligo sleeps 4. This 3 bedroom Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Sligo is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Sligo start from £238 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Sligo


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

28 TheSalcombe in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

28 TheSalcombe, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

28 TheSalcombe self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool . 28 TheSalcombe is close to the beach. Prices at 28 TheSalcombe start from £607 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 28 TheSalcombe


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Close to the Beach Games room

Valentia Island in Valentia Island, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Valentia Island, Valentia Island

Coastal Breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Valentia Island self catering accommodation in Valentia Island, County Kerry sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Valentia Island is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Valentia Island start from £217 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Valentia Island


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

Brandon in Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland-South

Brandon, Dingle Peninsula

Coastal Breaks in County KerryIreland-South

Brandon self catering accommodation in Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry sleeps 5. This 3 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. Brandon is close to the beach. Prices at Brandon start from £196 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Brandon


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner

Tramore in Tramore Bay, County Waterford, Ireland-South

Tramore, Tramore Bay

Coastal Breaks in County WaterfordIreland-South

Tramore self catering accommodation in Tramore Bay, County Waterford sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Tramore is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Tramore does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Tramore start from £196 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Tramore


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

Cushendall in Antrim Coast, County Antrim, Ireland-North

Cushendall, Antrim Coast

Coastal Breaks in County AntrimIreland-North

Cushendall 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. Cushendall is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Cushendall does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Cushendall start from £313 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Cushendall


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break

Slipways in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Slipways, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Slipways self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Slipways is close to the beach. Prices at Slipways start from £442 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Slipways


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Games room

Kilshanny in Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland-West

Kilshanny, Cliffs of Moher

Coastal Breaks in County ClareIreland-West

Kilshanny self catering accommodation in Cliffs of Moher, County Clare sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Kilshanny is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Kilshanny start from £279 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Kilshanny


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Golf close by

Ardara in Atlantic Coast, County Donegal, Ireland-North

Ardara, Atlantic Coast

Coastal Breaks in County DonegalIreland-North

Ardara self catering accommodation in Atlantic Coast, County Donegal sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Ardara is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Ardara start from £364 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ardara


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Fishing close by 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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