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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Puffin Burrow

Portmellon, nr. Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2. This cosy 18th century cottage, lies just yards away from a sandy beach on the water’s edge, with an uninterrupted view of Portmellon Cove. Only 50 yards from the local inn and within walking distance of Mevagissey’s delightful harbour. Cottage Code: GWH.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Lavender Cottage

St Columb Minor, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Boasting original beams and exposed stonework, this delightful listed holiday cottage lies just a mile away from the sandy beach at Porth. Set in the old village square, it makes a cosy retreat in this popular coastal area. Cottage Code: G98.

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

The Old Butchers

Crantock, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. Minutes from the golden sandy beach and estuary of the River Gannel, a haven for birdlife, this beautifully converted holiday home stands in one of the most stunning coastal villages in Cornwall. Just 3 miles from the surfing beaches of Newquay. Cottage Code: TAB.

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

Cobblestone Cottage

Heamoor, nr. Penzance, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Situated in a quiet location close to Penzance, this single-storey stone barn conversion has been equipped and furnished to a high standard. With nearby Penzance offering shops and restaurants, it makes a wonderful base for exploring the area. Cottage Code: T17.

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

Quarry Cottage

Polperro, Cornwall.

Sleeps 8. With each bedroom boasting its own en-suite bath/ shower room, this beautiful 18th century double-fronted captain’s cottage has retained much seafaring memorabilia. Enjoy the superb views over the pretty harbour and sandy beach of Polperro. Cottage Code: GP6.

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

Dawn Cottage

Portmellon, Cornwall.

Sleeps 3. This restored 18th century cottage offers cosy holiday accommodation in the heart of a traditional Cornish seaside village. Overlooking Portmellon Bay, just 50 yards from a sandy beach, it is less than a half-mile away from Mevagissey. Cottage Code: GYU.

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

Higher Tresmorn Cottages – The Annexe

Tresmorn, nr. Bude, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Carefully converted from 16th century farm buildings, the four holiday cottages at Higher Tresmorn offer an idyllic Cornish retreat with some stunning sea views. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: TBH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Carnethic Penthouse

Fowey, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Situated on the edge of picturesque Fowey on south Cornwall’s coast, this property enjoys shared use of a heated swimming pool, sauna and changing room. The pool house has a retractable glass roof. Shops 500 yards. Wi-Fi. Cottage Code: TAH.

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

Iolanda

Polperro, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Enjoying excellent views of the sea and the pretty harbour of Polperro, this 18th-century former fisherman’s cottage is ideally placed for a seaside holiday. Boasting a sunny terraced garden, it is within yards of the village shops and inns. Cottage Code: GN1.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Sandpipers

Padstow, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. Situated just 100 yards from the shops, pubs and beautiful harbour of Padstow, this holiday cottage has been decorated and furnished with much flair. Padstow offers excellent seafood restaurants, coastal walks, sandy beaches and coves. Cottage Code: 19925.

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