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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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