Property above: Sheldrake, Cornwall (sleeps 8-10 people)
Welcome to our selection of Cornish self catering properties close to the sea. Perfect for family breaks or a holiday with friends, we list everything from beach front cottages in Sennen to old fisherman's cottages in Portmellon... and everything in between! Many of the properties here are within a stones throw from the coast so quite often you don't even need the car to visit the beach.
We've also commented on those properties that boast wide ranging views, as we don't think there's a much better way to spend the evening than with a glass of wine in the garden watching the sunset over the Atlantic!
For more information, including prices and availability, simply click on the name of the property. Alternatively you can click here to browse all cottages in Cornwall, including those properties further inland.
Quarry Cottage, Polperro, Cornwall
Sleeps 8. This historic, three storey cottage boasts some fabulous sea views and is set in the quaint fisherman's village of Polperro. The property itself was built in the 1700s and still has many original features. For those keen on their privacy, each of the bedrooms has its own en-suite.
Mariners Cottage, Mousehole, Cornwall
Sleeps 4. If it's sea views you're after then look no further! This old fisherman's cottage dates from the 1700s but has been completely refurbished to a high standard. St Michael's Mount can be seen in the distance, whilst the nearest shops and pub are just a short walk from the property. WiFi available.
Iolanda, Polperro, Cornwall
Sleeps 4. This 18th century fisherman's cottage looks out across Polperro harbour and is in a great location for exploring the South Cornwall coastline. Inside the property are beamed ceilings and even an antique Victorian bed. The south facing garden is ideal for alfresco dining in the summer months.
Kilcummer Stables, Tintagel, Cornwall
Sleeps 2 - 3. This romantic little cottage is just a mile from both the nearest sandy beach and the ancient town of Tintagel, a possible contender for the site for King Arthur's Camelot. There are an abundance of walks nearby, and the nearest shop, pub and restaurant are just over a mile away.
Blue Seas, Picklecombe Fort, Cornwall
Sleeps 2. Situated at the head of the Tamar Estuary, Blue Seas is a truly unique holiday apartment set in an old Victorian fort. Commissioned by Lord Palmerston in the mid 19th century, the property benefits from some fantastic sea views and a balcony overlooking Plymouth Sound.
Mini Barn, Pendeen, Cornwall
Sleeps 2. Nestled at the tip of the Cornish peninsula, this romantic cottage for two boasts lovely sea views over the Atlantic. Inside the property has underfloor heating, whilst outside there is a charming patio garden with BBQ and furniture. Up to three pets are allowed free of charge.
The Watch Below, Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall
Sleeps 4. Boasting fabulous views from the lounge, this cosy cottage is set just across the harbour from Fowey (which can be reached by passenger ferry). Two bedrooms, one twin and one double, as well as a large living and dining room with an open fire.
Old Willy’s Cottage, near Newquay, Cornwall
Sleeps 6. Dating back 250 years, this historic farmhouse stands in some beautiful grounds. The nearest sandy beach is just a mile and a half away, whilst Newquay just two and a half miles from the property. Open fire and a large garden with furniture.