The arrival of warm weather has us thinking of Britain’s coastal locations, where we can cool off with a dip in the sea and soak up the atmosphere along the promenades –preferably with an ice cream in hand. into a holiday cottage with direct beach access is an excellent way to get your coastal fix on a staycation.
A stay in a beachfront holiday home allows you to wake up to lapping waves and have the perfect base for early morning coastal walks or runs by the sea. Whether it’s a pebbly stretch or golden sand, having direct access to the beach is what coastal dreams are made of. It means you won’t need to travel very far for long days at the beach and can spend as long as you like soaking up that vitamin D.
It’s not just us people who can benefit from a holiday rental with a seafront location either as dogs will love running straight from your cottage onto the beach and into the sea. That’s why, we spoke to our friends at Holidaycottages.co.uk to find the places couples, families, solo travelers and friends will love, as well as some dog-friendly cottages for your four-legged friend, too.
From the Isle of Wight to Tenby, here are the UK’s best holiday cottages with direct beach access.
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Planning a trip to Whitstable? Beach 221 in the nearby village of Seasalter is a beachfront cottage just steps away from the water. If being directly on the beach is high on your list, then this colorful holiday home won’t disappoint. The light- filled holiday home has a great decked area for you to relax with uninterrupted views of the sea and there’s excellent open-plan living inside with a loft-style mezzanine for you to always feel close to the beach.
For a quirky holiday cottage by the sea, look no further than his converted railway carriage in weird but wonderful Dungeness, known as Britain’s only desert. Nestled on the shingle stretch in this unusual location, Stonihoe has its own character, with an original water pump The decked area outside is perfect for alfresco evenings with a glass of wine, while the dining table is next to the bi-folding doors for you to experience indoor- outdoor feasts when the weather is warm.
Goscar View, Pembrokeshire
With an idyllic location in Tenby, this holiday cottage is right on the beach for you to enjoy the golden sands of North Beach from the moment you wake up. Goscar View is steps away from the sea –in fact, there’s plenty of things within walking distance including cafes, pubs and cobbled streets. Inside, there are three bedrooms, bi-fold doors that open out to a Juliet wafer and a small terrace to soak up the sunshine.
Bonchurch Waterfront Bliss, Isle of Wight
This stylish holiday cottage with direct beach access overlooks the sea in Bonchurch. The seaside rental bars cool coastal interiors and a charming outdoor area for you to make the most of its enviable setting. Located on the pedestrian-only seafront, Bonchurch Waterfront Bliss a great The open-plan living area with sea views and light interiors create the perfect base for being by the seaside.
This gorgeous holiday apartment in Bexhill-on-Sea looks out over the pebbly beach and offers a chic home from home for a group of four. The Edwardian property is directly on the seafront and close to the seaside town’s beach huts and promenade. Inside, there are large windows for taking in the sea views and stylish interiors, with light and contemporary decor to complement the sunny setting.
Appledore –Sea Escape, Devon
Head for North Devon to stay at this beach bolthole that’s ideal for families or a group of friends. Appledore –Sea Escape sits right by the water in the fishing village of Appledore, where you can make the most of panoramic sea views and a sandy beach The modern interior includes four bedrooms, a superb terrace area with the mater suite and a great space for dining together. There’s a garage and plenty of space for bikes and boots, too.
We adore the amazing views of the bay from this beachfront rental in Portmellon. A beautiful base in South Cornwall, Sandy Cove is a dog-friendly retreat just 10 feet from the sandy beach. Also just a few steps away is a traditional pub serving food and real ale, and lovely village Mevagissey, with more pubs, shops and restaurants, is also a short walk from the cottage with direct beach access. The interior of the seaside accommodation is just as impressive, featuring a lounge / dining area with a wood burner and views, a sun room to relax in and an outdoor wet room for sandy toes.
Wave Crest, East Sussex
Offering direct access to the long stretch of beach at Pevensey Bay, Wave Crest is out kind of holiday cottage. The large rental is Edwardian from the outside, with contemporary Scandi decor. Set right on the shingle beach, it has its own private garden on There’s a cosy lounge, dining space for all the family, inviting bedrooms and all the essentials for beach picnics are provided, too.
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