Cottages by the Sea in Cornwall

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.

Featured Accommodation

Mariners Cottage

Boscastle, Cornwall.

Sleeps 3. Set in a quiet lane, Mariners is one of a charming little row of listed coastguard cottages, just a minute’s walk from the heart of Boscastle. With its spectacular harbour, the village boasts shops, pubs, restaurants and a Witchcraft Museum. Cottage Code: GRJ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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Carn Towan Cottages – Sevenstones

Sennen, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2 – 5. Commanding magnificent views over Whitesands Bay and Sennen Cove, this charming little row of three delightful cottages have been tastefully converted from a Victorian house. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: GRN.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Shoelace Cottage

Tywardreath, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. Located in the small hilltop village of Tywardreath on the south coast of Cornwall, this pretty stone holiday cottage was once the home of the village cobbler. Within easy reach of the historic harbour town of Fowey, the village pub is just a short stroll away. Cottage Code: TC6.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Poppy Cottage

Crantock, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4 – 6. This well fitted holiday cottage stands just a few hundred yards from the beach and within a short walk of the S-W Coastal Path. The pretty village of Crantock boasts pubs, shops, restaurant and one of Cornwall’s most picturesque beaches. Cottage Code: TE4.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Atlantic View

St Just-in-Penwith, Cornwall.

Sleeps 8. Built in 1860, this superbly appointed detached Victorian villa enjoys stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every window. Renovated to a high standard, this majestic three-storey granite property is just ½ mile from the coastal path. Cottage Code: TKH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Rock Cottage

Portmellon, nr. Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the 1600’s, this charming detached holiday cottage is dramatically set on a rocky outcrop bordering Portmellon Bay. Enjoying stunning sea views from most rooms, it lies close to the quaint fishing village of Mevagissey. Cottage Code: TKM.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

The Gables

Gorran Haven, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. Adjacent to the South Cornwall Coastal Path.and just 50 yards from the sandy beach of Gorran Haven, this cosy cottage makes an ideal destination for a traditional seaside holiday. Picturesque Mevagissey is within easy driving distance. Cottage Code: GN9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Shark Fin

Sennen, Cornwall.

Sleeps 7. This unique property benefits from the very latest hi-tech eco features. It boasts a 270-degree living room designed in the round with sliding patio doors leading out onto a huge terrace overlooking the gorgeous beach at Sennen Cove. Cottage Code: TKK.

  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Heybrook Court

Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 10. Enjoying extensive views over the Gannel Estuary, this impressive holiday home occupies one of the most desirable locations in Newquay. With its own indoor, heated swimming pool, the property also features a games room with pool table. Cottage Code: TPD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

The Pool House

Tywardreath, nr. Fowey, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2. Set on one level, this holiday apartment stands detached to the rear of the owner’s property in the small hilltop village of Tywardreath. The indoor heated swimming pool can be accessed directly from the living room. Cottage Code: W43458.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Charlestown Cottages – Gwel-an-Porth

Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. These comfortable listed cottages, two of an attractive little row, are set within their own separate little gardens in this picturesque, unspoilt Georgian harbour village. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: GYT.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century