Cottages by the Sea in France

The coastal regions of France are very diverse: from the rocky coves and distinctive red granite of Brittany to the sun-drenched Riviera; from the long golden sandy beaches in the Vendee to the D-Day beaches of the Normandy coast.

Please scroll down the page to browse our selection of seaside cottages and gites which are within walking distance (generally around 3km or less) of the sea or a beach, a superb addition to any cottage holiday.

Simply click on the name of the property for photographs, more details, check availability, book on-line.

Featured Accommodation

Kerilly Cottage

Kerilly, nr. Locquirec, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional stone-built Breton cottage is just minutes away from several lovely beaches and sheltered coves. An above-ground splash pool lies within the large, south facing, enclosed grounds. Cottage Code: W14833.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 16th Century

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La Ferme du Poulmic

Bénodet, nr. Quimper, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Carefully restored, this traditional Breton cottage features shared use of heated swimming pool. Set in tranquil rural surroundings, it lies within walking distance of one of the town’s quieter sandy beaches. Cottage Code: T29454.

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

Maison de la Mouette

Les Grenettes, Ile de Ré, Charente-Maritime.

Sleeps 4. Set on the enchanting Ile de Ré, this delightful adjoining holiday property enjoys its own terrace overlooking the enclosed shared swimming pool. Just 500m from the beaches of Les Grenettes and across the bridge to the old town of La Rochelle. Cottage Code: F17345.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Cavalaire-Sur-Mer

nr. Le Lavandou, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 10. Just a short stroll from the beach, this picturesque Provençal villa offers stunning sea views over to the charming little harbour. Relax whilst listening to the peaceful song of the cicadas beside the luxurious swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCV045.

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

Chez Rebuffel

Mandelieu, nr. Cannes, Cote-d'Azur.

Sleeps 8. Just a short drive from the shops, restaurants and casino of the Riviera town of Mandelieu, this pretty holiday villa is set in well maintained grounds. The delightful terrace area leads down to the lovely private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FME645.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

La Belle Vue

Theoule-sur-Mer, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying stunning views over the forest and sea to the Lerins Islands, this beautiful holiday villa boasts 4 spacious en suite bedrooms. Air-conditioned on the inside, outside, there are two large terraces surrounding the private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCV465.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century

Villa Golf et Plage

St. Cyprien-Plage, nr. Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Sleeps 6. This cottage is located only half a mile from a lovely beach, and is close enough to the Spanish border to enjoy day trips over to Barcelona. For lazy days at the villa there is also a private swimming pool to relax in. Cottage Code: F66158.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Les Issambres

nr. Ste-Maxime, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Peacefully located in a pretty hillside setting, this stylish holiday villa is just 800m from shops, restaurant and a sandy beach. Enjoy views from the patio over the well maintained gardens to the swimming pool and on to the sea beyond. Cottage Code: FCV095.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

La Croix-Valmer

La Croix Valmer, nr. Saint-Tropez, Cote D'Azur, France.

Sleeps 5. Enjoy stunning sea views from the luxury of the private outdoor swimming pool, this well appointed holiday villa occupies a peaceful location, close to the sandy beaches of Saint-Tropez. Explore the rocky coastal paths of La Croix Valmer. Cottage Code: FCV066.

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

Agay

Agay, nr. Fréjus, Cote-d'Azur.

Sleeps 2. Set on the ground floor of a distinctive towered property, this comfortable holiday apartment overlooks the picturesque bay known as le Golfe d’Agay, or Gulf of Agay. With its own covered patio area, it is just a walk away from a sandy beach. Cottage Code: FCV075.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Villa des Demoiselles

La Forêt Fouesnant, Brittany.

Sleeps 10. With its own private heated indoor swimming pool, this light and airy Breton style townhouse is located in the quaint seaside resort of La Forêt-Fouesnant. Within walking distance of the old port, with its bars and seafood restaurants. Cottage Code: F29460.

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