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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Chez Boussard

Fouesnant, nr. Bénodet, Brittany.

Sleeps 6. With its exposed beams and feature stone fireplace, this carefully renovated cottage sits within large well-tended grounds, complete with its very own outdoor heated swimming pool. Just 2km from the nearest beach. Cottage Code: T29551.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

La Colline

Ste. Maxime, Cote d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 6. In a row of pretty terraced houses, built in typical Provençal style, this holiday property boasts a shared swimming pool (30m away) and tennis courts. The private south-facing terraces enjoys lovely views over the Bay of St. Tropez. Cottage Code: F83111.

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

Ster Kreiz

Trégunc, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 5. Traditional Breton thatched cottage set in its own secluded garden next to the ocean. Providing good comfortable accommodation, this authentic house is decorated with an interesting marine theme. Outdoor swimming pool. 8km E of Concarneau. Cottage Code: F29438.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 18th Century

Champeaux

Champeaux, nr. Granville, Normandy.

Sleeps 2. Less than 1km from the beach yet offering stunning views across valley, this pretty stone holiday cottage has been carefully converted from a former bakery. Stroll the cliffs of Champeaux to view medieval monastery of the Mont St Michel. Cottage Code: W12269.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Pleubian

nr. Paimpol, Brittany.

Sleeps 8. Situated on the Côtes d’Armor, this single-storey holiday villa features a sauna and a private, heatable indoor swimming pool. Relax in the spacious lounge whilst enjoying the lovely view over the well tended grounds. Cottage Code: FBC445.

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

Morsalines

Morsalines, nr. Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Normandy.

Sleeps 4. Offering panoramic views across the English Channel, or should that be La Manche, this traditional cottage retains many character features including its beamed ceiling. Just steps away from a sandy beach, it makes an ideal touring base. Cottage Code: FNM026.

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

Vence

Vence, nr. Cagnes sur Mer, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Dramatically set on the hillside of Vence, this spacious, air-conditioned holiday villa offers unrivalled views over the coast from Nice to Antibes. The Mediterranean landscaped garden includes a private modern swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCA478.

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

La Chaumière

Moëlan-sur-Mer, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 7. Simply furnished and decorated in typical, Breton style, this attractive thatched cottage enjoys its own private swimming pool set within the large enclosed gardens. The cliffs of this area of coastline are within easy walking distance. Cottage Code: F29166.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

Villa Stefna

Golfe Juan, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Sleeps 4. Set in immaculate lawns and gardens of exotic palms and lemon trees, Villa Stefna occupies the ground floor of the owners house. The apartment is spacious and well equipped, and enjoys use of a lovely private pool with Roman steps. Cottage Code: F06118.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

La Ciotat

La Ciotat, nr. Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France.

Sleeps 10. Lovingly converted from an 18th century Provençal shepherds’ cottage, this beautifully restored holiday home now offers a large outdoor pool, complete with open terraces to enjoy al fresco dining. Stunning sea views over the bay of La Ciotat. Cottage Code: FPB234.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century