Beach Cottages In The United Kingdom To Rent - Save up to 60%

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

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Binfield

High Tide

Ref: S141263

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Bethel Cottage
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Sheringham

Bethel Cottage

Ref: S17616

Reviews 15

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Sunnydale
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sunnydale
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sunnydale
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sunnydale
  • Last Minute Cottages - Sunnydale
1

Cilgerran

Sunnydale

Ref: S176006

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5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Cherry Tree House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cherry Tree House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cherry Tree House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cherry Tree House
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Blackpool

Cherry Tree House

Ref: S162140

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14

  • Last Minute Cottages - Riverside Retreat
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Lochyside

Riverside Retreat

Ref: S127558

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Fisher
  • Last Minute Cottages - Fisher
  • Last Minute Cottages - Fisher
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Ilfracombe

Fisher

Ref: S19180

Reviews 11

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Westbay View
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Oban

Westbay View

Ref: S141261

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Strone House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Strone House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Strone House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Strone House
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Strone

Strone House

Ref: S104352

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18

  • Last Minute Cottages - Downs Gate Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Downs Gate Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Downs Gate Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Downs Gate Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Downs Gate Cottage
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Eastbourne

Downs Gate Cottage

Ref: S114425

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Croxley
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Croxley
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Croxley
  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Croxley
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Wroxall

Little Croxley

Ref: S50476

Reviews 6

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Youngers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Youngers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Youngers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Youngers Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Youngers Cottage
1

Warkworth

Youngers Cottage

Ref: S14712

Reviews 4

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Sennen 12
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Sennen 12
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Newquay

Sennen 12

Ref: S170698

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Vaughan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vaughan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vaughan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vaughan Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Vaughan Cottage

Filey

Vaughan Cottage

Ref: S15052

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Heatherside House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Heatherside House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Heatherside House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Heatherside House
  • Last Minute Cottages - Heatherside House

Bideford

Heatherside House

Ref: S59568

Reviews 43

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24

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilliput Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilliput Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilliput Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilliput Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lilliput Cottage
1

Bridport

Lilliput Cottage

Ref: S73911

Reviews 8

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemergy
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemergy
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemergy
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemergy
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rosemergy
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Penzance

Rosemergy

Ref: S100947

Reviews 1

4
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - Turnstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Turnstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Turnstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Turnstone Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Turnstone Cottage

Padstow Town

Turnstone Cottage

Ref: S69944

Reviews 2

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6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Chy Gwyn Rosen
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chy Gwyn Rosen
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chy Gwyn Rosen
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chy Gwyn Rosen
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chy Gwyn Rosen
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Padstow Town

Chy Gwyn Rosen

Ref: S80551

Reviews 17

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Carvosso
  • Last Minute Cottages - Carvosso
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Mousehole

Carvosso

Ref: S89217

Reviews 11

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Rockfish Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rockfish Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Rockfish Cottage
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Rockfish Cottage
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Brixham

Rockfish Cottage

Ref: S71496

Reviews 6

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2

  • Last Minute Cottages - Trenance
  • Last Minute Cottages - Trenance
  • Last Minute Cottages - Trenance
  • Last Minute Cottages - Trenance
  • Last Minute Cottages - Trenance
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Porthleven

Trenance

Ref: S89236

Reviews 1

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Arcobaleno - First floor
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Sway

Arcobaleno - First floor

Ref: S72416

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Yennadon Cottage - UKC3966
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yennadon Cottage - UKC3966
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yennadon Cottage - UKC3966
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yennadon Cottage - UKC3966
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yennadon Cottage - UKC3966

Cornworthy

Yennadon Cottage - UKC3966

Ref: S141798

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4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Quillets
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quillets
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quillets
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quillets
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quillets
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Constantine Bay

Quillets

Ref: S42844

Reviews 13

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9

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Anon User - verified booking

"…where to begin with a stay and an experience which just seamlessly worked so well. Yes, the weather God’s also smiled on us such that the latter part of Sunday afternoon was spent by most of us sitting out in the deck chairs facing the setting sun..it was an incredible week-end weather wise and we really could not speak highly enough of the whole experience. The house works on so many levels and we were formerly resident in the Far East and have already mentioned it (Heatherside House) to that many people that hopefully some bookings from over there might materialize in the future! We were very appreciative of your patience with our booking and how accommodating you were. I honestly looked at the Croquet Lawn when we visited the property and thought, ‘well that will be too wet or damp and will not get any use’…oh how wrong I was! The ladies who cooked were great, the food very good indeed and really this is, as I am aware you already know, a very special venue..we all had the best week-end possible, with the laser clays also being a lot of fun. Whilst we were blessed with one of the best week-end's weather for summer, let alone that is was autumn, our three days at Heatherside House were quite simply brilliant. Every aspect of our stay from the venue itself to the in house caterers and including the arranged activity of laser clay's worked perfectly. Heatherside House is simply an outstanding venue for all ages to enjoy each other's company for a few days and to celebrate any special event. Edwards Group"
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Steve - verified booking

"Brilliant break just to be able to sit in a quiet spot immediately overlooking the harbour and the sea beyond whilst watching the cycle of the tides through the various windows is very therapeutic. The comfortable apartment on the top floor of this historic grade 2 listed building is ideal for two with a good size lounge and bedroom all overlooking the harbour and sea whilst the dining area, the well equipped kitchen and the ensuite bathroom face the large terraced garden at the back. The apartment reflects well on the friendly owners, Debs and Alastair, who do all they can to please whilst seeking to ensure that the accommodation is well maintained and equipped to a high standard. From this location everything in the town is within a short stroll. We would recommend considering contacting the Tourist Information in advance to get a parking permit as free parking in the road immediately outside is limited."
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Wall Group - verified booking

"We had the most fabulous Christmas – almost the whole family from ages 4 to 78, and the time just flew by. Christmas Eve we dressed for dinner, canapés and champagne by the log fire, then dinner by candlelight around that huge table in the dining room. Christmas Day was a really relaxed affair – presents round the tree, a treasure hunt (ideal house for that) and silly family games. The children of all ages loved the games room and the barn, and the cooks gloried in the huge kitchen. A real old-fashioned Christmas, with lots of photos to aid our memories for years to come. Things we particularly liked though were: the huge centre work surface in the kitchen, with TWO dishwashers, the courtesy lighting in the skirting upstairs, the boot room (VERY useful), lots of fridge space, and lots of logs for the log fire. Many thanks for all your help throughout our preparations, and best wishes for for next year."
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Anonymous User - verified booking

"Everyone had an amazing time in Devon and fell in love with Heatherside House. It really was the perfect venue and location. Even the mixed weather played to our advantage as we had a bit of everything! We were all very sorry to leave after what was an amazing weekend. The horse riding was a lot of fun and the girls who looked after us made sure everyone had a good ride, including the novices as well as the more expert riders. The murder mystery was very good. We had four actors who had to drive home in the middle of some rather horrendous weather, but it set the scene for the evening and they did a great job in getting everyone involved. The catered black tie dinner was delicious and provided a superb official dinner for my 40th birthday celebrations. So - we have some wonderful memories for what was a very special occasion. So thank you and the team for helping to make it possible."
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DAVIES - verified booking

"I wanted to sleep in the top Bedroom but the toilet was not working ,we phoned the contact number that was left,the lady said she would look into it on Friday the Day we were leaving, it was very disappointing, as the note said just contact me if you need anything. I also couldn't close the curtains properly as there was a lot of noise coming from the pub across the road. we couldn't work the Television properly as we did not realize the box needed to be manually pressed on, we struggled with the remote and didn't realize the box wasn't on. After a 5 Hour journey we would have preferred a few tea Bags to a pkt of biscuits as we had to go shopping. Our Holiday was more about a rest than to see the sights and it was very noisy with the pub one side and the back of Waitrose on the other side with Deliveries and lorries being loaded during the Day."
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