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

Primrose Cottage (Thurlestone) in Thurlestone, Devon, South West England

Primrose Cottage (Thurlestone), Thurlestone

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Primrose Cottage (Thurlestone) self catering accommodation in Thurlestone, Devon sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Primrose Cottage (Thurlestone) is close to the beach. Primrose Cottage (Thurlestone) does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Primrose Cottage (Thurlestone) start from £596 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Primrose Cottage (Thurlestone)


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Games room

Newcastle in dundrum bay, County Down, Ireland-North

Newcastle, dundrum bay

Coastal Breaks in County DownIreland-North

Newcastle self catering accommodation in dundrum bay, County Down sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Newcastle is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Newcastle start from £363 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Newcastle


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

Baltimore in Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland-South

Baltimore, Skibbereen

Coastal Breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Baltimore self catering accommodation in Skibbereen, County Cork sleeps 5. This 2 bedroom Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Baltimore is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Baltimore does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Baltimore start from £226 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Baltimore


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

Broad Downs Barn in Malborough, Devon, South West England

Broad Downs Barn, Malborough

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Broad Downs Barn self catering accommodation in Malborough, Devon sleeps 14. This 6 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Broad Downs Barn is close to the beach. Activities close by include fishing . It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Broad Downs Barn start from £1300 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Broad Downs Barn


Sleeps 10 or more Disabled/Wheelchair Access Indoor pool Close to the Beach Fishing close by Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

Ballylickey in Beara Peninsula, County Cork, Ireland-South

Ballylickey, Beara Peninsula

Coastal Breaks in County CorkIreland-South

Ballylickey self catering accommodation in Beara Peninsula, County Cork sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Ballylickey is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Ballylickey start from £306 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ballylickey


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

Eden Lodge, 9 Salcombe Retreat in Salcombe, Devon, South West England

Eden Lodge, 9 Salcombe Retreat, Salcombe

Coastal Breaks in DevonSouth West England

Eden Lodge, 9 Salcombe Retreat self catering accommodation in Salcombe, Devon sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom luxury Lodge is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Eden Lodge, 9 Salcombe Retreat is close to the beach. Eden Lodge, 9 Salcombe Retreat does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Eden Lodge, 9 Salcombe Retreat start from £324 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Eden Lodge, 9 Salcombe Retreat

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

Heatherview Cottage in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Heatherview Cottage, Stranraer

Coastal Breaks in Dumfries and GallowaySouth West Scotland

Heatherview Cottage self catering accommodation in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . Heatherview Cottage is close to the beach. Prices at Heatherview Cottage start from £310 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Heatherview Cottage


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Garden Easy walking close by Games room

Clifden in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland-West

Clifden, Connemara

Coastal Breaks in County GalwayIreland-West

Clifden self catering accommodation in Connemara, County Galway sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Clifden is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Clifden does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Clifden start from £260 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Clifden


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Open fire or wood burner

Achill Sound in Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland-West

Achill Sound, Achill Island

Coastal Breaks in County MayoIreland-West

Achill Sound self catering accommodation in Achill Island, County Mayo sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Achill Sound is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Achill Sound start from £248 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Achill Sound


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

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

Doolin, Cliffs of Moher

Coastal Breaks in County ClareIreland-West

Doolin self catering accommodation in Cliffs of Moher, County Clare sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Doolin is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Doolin does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Doolin start from £253 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Doolin


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Golf close by 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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