Cottages by the Sea in the South of England

Welcome to our favourite selection of holiday cottages to rent by the sea in the south of England and the Isle of Wight. Take in the Victorian heritage of bustling Brighton and its famous pier, discover the relaxed charm of the Isle of Wight, home to the eponymous festival and its younger sister Bestival or visit the more traditional seaside resorts of Bognor Regis and Margate.

If you fancy a break from the beach, head to the picturesque New Forest. Created as a royal forest by William I in approximately 1079, the New Forest still retains its rural charm with wild horses and other wildlife roaming freely through the protected woodlands. Enjoy a leisurely ramble or cycle ride before tucking into a well-earned afternoon tea in one of many charming local teashops.