Beach Cottages In The United Kingdom To Rent

Holiday Cottages near the Beach

With nearly 8,000 miles of coastline, the UK has more than its fair share of excellent beaches. Rugged pebble beaches to heavenly strips of sand, from tip to toe there are some truly breathtaking spots for a holiday. You’ll also find plenty of amazing holiday cottages by the beach, from cosy little hideaways off the beaten track to charming seaside apartments near to towns like Whitby, Weymouth or St. Ives.

Hit the beach on a good day and the UK’s coastline rivals any in the world, with something for everyone. With extensive coastal trails like the South Coast Path and many remote and heavenly strips of sand and holiday resorts, whether you’re looking to soak up some rays and relax or take the high-road and look for adventure beaches cottages in the UK give you and your family the freedom, luxury, and convenience of your very own little space by the sea.

Ideas for a beach cottage holiday in the UK

With beaches in every corner of Britain, the only drawback with a beach cottage holiday is having to choose the destination. Cornwall and the south coast is especially popular with holidaymakers of all ages, including surfing enthusiasts, and with stunning strips of sand like Weymouth, it’s easy to see why. With surf shops, seafront restaurants, gift shops, innumerable tourist attracts and the best of the British weather, head to the south coast for an amazing cottage holiday.

Britain distinguishes itself on the world stage for its history and the long heritage of seaside towns like Whitby, Western-super-Mare, and Blackpool. Springing up in the 19th century (thanks to the advent of the railways) these towns still retain their historic character, with Victorian-era pavillions, magnificent piers and promenades and, of course, donkey rides, and are ideal locales for a memorable family trip.

If there’s one place where you get a sense of Britain at its best it’s along the coast, and what could be more charmingly British than a cottage by the beach? There are lots to choose from, ideal for romantic getaways, family holidays or surf trips with your buddies.

United Kingdom cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Cardiff Apartment S113998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Cardiff Apartment S113998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Cardiff Apartment S113998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Cardiff Apartment S113998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting Cardiff Apartment S113998

Cardiff

Inviting Cardiff Apartment

Ref: S113998

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newgale Apartment S11401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newgale Apartment S11401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newgale Apartment S11401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newgale Apartment S11401
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Newgale Apartment S11401

Newgale

Attractive Newgale Apartment

Ref: S11401

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive New Quay Apartment S98580
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive New Quay Apartment S98580
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive New Quay Apartment S98580
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive New Quay Apartment S98580
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive New Quay Apartment S98580

New Quay

Attractive New Quay Apartment

Ref: S98580

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Llanfair Pg Rental S11179
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Llanfair Pg Rental S11179
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Llanfair Pg Rental S11179
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Llanfair Pg Rental S11179
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Llanfair Pg Rental S11179

Brynsiencyn

Luxury Llanfair PG Rental

Ref: S11179

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Haverfordwest Rental S11369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Haverfordwest Rental S11369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Haverfordwest Rental S11369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Haverfordwest Rental S11369
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Haverfordwest Rental S11369

Haverfordwest

Tasteful Haverfordwest Rental

Ref: S11369

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Criccieth Rental S25774
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Criccieth Rental S25774
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Criccieth Rental S25774
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Criccieth Rental S25774
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Criccieth Rental S25774

Criccieth

Tasteful Criccieth Rental

Ref: S25774

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Criccieth Rental S25775
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Criccieth Rental S25775
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Criccieth Rental S25775
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Criccieth Rental S25775
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Criccieth Rental S25775

Criccieth

Wonderful Criccieth Rental

Ref: S25775

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Caernarfon Rental S11337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Caernarfon Rental S11337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Caernarfon Rental S11337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Caernarfon Rental S11337
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Caernarfon Rental S11337

Carmel

Luxury Caernarfon Rental

Ref: S11337

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage S94146
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage S94146
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage S94146
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage S94146
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage S94146

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Captivating Aberystwyth Cottage

Ref: S94146

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Wadebridge Cottage S41722
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Wadebridge Cottage S41722
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Wadebridge Cottage S41722
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Wadebridge Cottage S41722
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Wadebridge Cottage S41722

Wadebridge

Superb Wadebridge Cottage

Ref: S41722

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Powerstock Cottage S44714
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Powerstock Cottage S44714
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Powerstock Cottage S44714
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Powerstock Cottage S44714
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Powerstock Cottage S44714

Powerstock

Stunning Powerstock Cottage

Ref: S44714

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Scarborough Cottage S15423
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Scarborough Cottage S15423
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Scarborough Cottage S15423
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Scarborough Cottage S15423
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Scarborough Cottage S15423

Scalby

Quaint Scarborough Cottage

Ref: S15423

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Marazion Apartment S21236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Marazion Apartment S21236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Marazion Apartment S21236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Marazion Apartment S21236
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Marazion Apartment S21236

Marazion

Lovely Marazion Apartment

Ref: S21236

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Marazion Cottage S21239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Marazion Cottage S21239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Marazion Cottage S21239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Marazion Cottage S21239
  • Last Minute Cottages - Captivating Marazion Cottage S21239

Rosudgeon

Captivating Marazion Cottage

Ref: S21239

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Arundel Cottage S13800
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Arundel Cottage S13800
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Arundel Cottage S13800
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Arundel Cottage S13800
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Arundel Cottage S13800

Rustington

Excellent Arundel Cottage

Ref: S13800

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Dover Cottage S46178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Dover Cottage S46178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Dover Cottage S46178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Dover Cottage S46178
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Dover Cottage S46178

St Margaret’s at Cliffe

Excellent Dover Cottage

Ref: S46178

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bideford Cottage S18999
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bideford Cottage S18999
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bideford Cottage S18999
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bideford Cottage S18999
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bideford Cottage S18999

Eastleigh

Attractive Bideford Cottage

Ref: S18999

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bideford Cottage S19003
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bideford Cottage S19003
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bideford Cottage S19003
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bideford Cottage S19003
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Bideford Cottage S19003

Eastleigh

Wonderful Bideford Cottage

Ref: S19003

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Caernarfon Cottage S22217
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Caernarfon Cottage S22217
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Caernarfon Cottage S22217
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Caernarfon Cottage S22217
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Caernarfon Cottage S22217

Waunfawr

Gorgeous Caernarfon Cottage

Ref: S22217

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Pwllheli Cottage S22318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Pwllheli Cottage S22318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Pwllheli Cottage S22318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Pwllheli Cottage S22318
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Pwllheli Cottage S22318

near Pwllheli

Luxury Pwllheli Cottage

Ref: S22318

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Plymouth Lodge S19406
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Plymouth Lodge S19406
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Plymouth Lodge S19406
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Plymouth Lodge S19406
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Plymouth Lodge S19406

Down Thomas

Tasteful Plymouth Lodge

Ref: S19406

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Scarborough Apartment S49752
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Scarborough Apartment S49752
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Scarborough Apartment S49752
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Scarborough Apartment S49752
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Scarborough Apartment S49752

Scarborough

Tasteful Scarborough Apartment

Ref: S49752

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bideford Apartment S18933
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bideford Apartment S18933
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bideford Apartment S18933
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bideford Apartment S18933
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Bideford Apartment S18933

Woolsery

Adorable Bideford Apartment

Ref: S18933

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grange Over Sands Apartment S81983
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grange Over Sands Apartment S81983
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grange Over Sands Apartment S81983
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grange Over Sands Apartment S81983
  • Last Minute Cottages - Tasteful Grange Over Sands Apartment S81983

Grange-over-Sands

Tasteful Grange-over-Sands Apartment

Ref: S81983

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Mrs K Deavall - verified booking

"We've lost track of how many times we've stopped in Ty Melyn, certainly over 10 years. It's always so warm, clean and has everything you could need. The weather has not been a complete wash out but not exactly what you'd expect in August. A couple of wetsuits from Tesco saved the day and the boys have enjoyed the sea most days. We have caught a few fish, crabs and other sea life in the rock pools on the beach and a tiny fish in the stream at St David's. Enjoyed seeing the penguins at Folly Farm and had our usual trips for fish and chips to Somethings Cooking at Letterston."
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Mrs Skuse - verified booking

"The cottage was excellent, being spotless, with excellent furnishings and décor, fixtures and fittings. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. This is a very peaceful location, with easy access to the Lleyn Peninsula and Porthmadog, Beddgelert etc. with superb scenery in the whole area. We would also recommend the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways with their spectacular views etc. The whole of North Wales is worth visiting."
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Mr P R Saunders - verified booking

"S11369 cottage is an absolute delight from the moment you open the door. Every room has been carefully and tastefully decorated to the highest standard. Even the Kitchen ( which often lets many properties down ) was also of the highest standard. A great deal of effort has been made to ensure the comfort of guests down to the smallest details. It is one of the 3 best properties we have stayed in throughout the UK and Scotland."
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Miss J Harris - verified booking

"After a week of hot weather and beautiful sunshine at home, we came to Wales for another week at Ty Melyn. Unfortunately the weather didn't last and after a couple of nice days, Wales threw drizzle and downpours at us! We have still got out and about and walked our favourite bits of the coast path. Ty Melyn clean and comfy as ever. Lovely new curtains and the WiFi an unexpected bonus - much appreciated."
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Mrs C Lorch - verified booking

"Two great weeks walking the entire coastal path, with mixed weather. We always looked forward to returning every afternoon to our warm cosy cottage here - it is so homely and the dog was relaxed from day one. The owner is such a lovely hostess, from the 'welcome tray' and flowers at the beginning, to the heavenly cakes in the week and the welcoming smile every afternoon."
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