Seaside cottages

Have a summer holiday to remember in one of our cottages by the seaside!

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Sophie Gackowski

Sophie Gackowski
HomeAway travel expert

Newquay cottagesThe great English seaside holiday has long been a favourite amongst Brits and tourists alike. People flock to the seaside to eat ice-creams whilst sat in deck chairs, explore the wonderful pebble and sandy beaches, and spot a few locals sporting string vests and hankies on head! If you want to experience a different side to English life, there's no better place to do so than by one of our famous seaside towns! From theme parks by the sea, to lively nightlife and coastal walks with breathtaking views, you'll be smiling from ear to ear during your whole trip!

Places such as Brighton, Whitby and Newquay are all great destinations to rent a seaside cottage: each with its own distinctive character and classic charm, you'll fall in love with Britain during this year's summer holiday! Here at HomeAway, we have hundreds of holiday homes in the best of Britain's seaside towns. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family holiday, we can provide have the perfect property to suit your every need and desire.


Top 5 seaside towns


Newquay Seaside cottages in Newquay

Newquay is one of the UK's top summer holiday destinations, and when you arrive here you'll know exactly why: its long, golden beaches, rugged cliffs just perfect for family hikes, and of course its legendary surf scene really capture the essence of town. If you love your surfing, Newquay is the place to be: the sea here offers amazing waves for you to glide and surf over all day long. Newquay also plays host to a number of Surfing competition during the summer, which are a joy to take part in, but also to watch.

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Brighton Seaside cottages in Brighton

If you're looking for a holiday filled with laughter, smiles and lots of fun, Brighton is the destination for you! Located right on the south coast, this vibrant, bohemian and quirky town has earnt a reputation throughout the UK as the place to go when you need to relax and have a good time. With miles of pebbled beach for you to laze around on, hundreds of great restaurants and independent shops for you to browse through in the famous 'North Laines', you'll have plenty to keep you entertained! Also with the South Downs just a 10 minute ride away, you can enjoy amazing family picnics as you're surrounded by beautiful, lush, green hills!

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Whitby Seaside cottages in Whitby

The quaint, little seaside town of Whitby has all the charm and character you could ever wish for from a summer holiday. Located just off the east coast in North Yorkshire, you will find miles of unspoilt beaches, beautiful old buildings such as Whitby Abbey and lots of authentic resturants serving the best fish and chips you're likely to find! Whitby is a wonderful place just to walk around in, and with its wealth of muesums detailing the area's great naval history, you'll get to learn a thing or two about it along the way. According to local legend, Whitby was also the birth place of the famous vampire 'Dracula'...but we'll leave the locals to fill you in on that!

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Great Yarmouth Seaside cottages in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is the perfect place to come if you're looking for a classic English seaside holiday! Here you will find the famous Great Yarmouth Pleasure Park that has loads of rides for the whole family to enjoy! Grab a stick of candy floss and a fresh batch of doughnuts, and take a ride on one of the thrilling rollercoasters, or prepare yourself for a scare on the spooky ghost train! With beautiful beaches and an amazing promenade to stroll up and down, you'll have a whale of time in one of the UK's most loved seaside towns.

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Bournemouth Seaside cottages in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is renowned throughout the UK as being one of the most beautiful seaside resorts, with a range of England's award-winning beaches. Located just off the south coast, Bournemouth boasts a whole seven miles of golden beaches for you to explore at your leisure! The nightlife here is great and Bournemouth has many venues to suit many tastes. So, whether you want to enjoy a romantic meal at sunset with a few bottles of wine, or dance the night away in one of its many seafront clubs, the choice is yours! And with temperatures reaching the thirties in the summer months, you'll be sure to return home relaxed, happy and with a sun-kissed tan.

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Cottages for rent in Bournemouth

4-Star Self Catering Holiday Apartment

A very well appointed 4-Star holiday apartment in a modern block of just 14 apartments. Contemporary open plan living room/kitchen/diner with integrated kitchen appliances. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, twin single bedroom - all beds a...

Self-Catering House With G/floor Accommodation - Beach Hut Hire Available

Amelia house sits in a pleasant residential area within 3 miles of Bournemouth centre. It is a large house with south-facing rear garden with lawn and flowerbeds. There are a few steps to the front door from the road and car parking is on the road...

7 Miles Of Golden Sandy Beach Only 10 Min Drive Away Or Bus Ride - Central Location

The house sits in a pleasant residential area within 2 miles of Bournemouth centre. It is a large house with small rear garden with lawn. There are a no steps to the front door and only 1 small step to the kitchen/dinner, so ideal for the elderly ...

Woodland hideaway - 4 Star - Golf - only 5 miles from Bournemouth

Nature’s lover’s secret hideaway, Birchcroft nestles at the end of a winding lane, surrounded by rhododendron bushes in over an acre of land and enjoys walks into the local woodland. This beautiful chalet bungalow offers g/floor bedrooms and bathr...


SeaCrest is a newly built four bedroom house which offers a balcony with views out to sea and located just five minutes from the beach in Barton on Sea. The property is set over three floors and benefits from a stylish, high standard of finis...
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