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Make a Whitsand Bay holiday cottage your home away from home

Peaceful and serene, Whitsand Bay is a stunning area of pristine natural beauty, located on Cornish coast close to the Devon border. Distinctively recognised by its sweeping cashmere sands along the beach front and rugged sheer cliff faces, Whitsand Bay is a popular summer destination. HomeAway offers visitors a gorgeous selection of the best holiday cottages in Whitsand Bay, and with snug little bungalows and generous family homes, HomeAway has something for everyone. Holiday homes in Whitsand Bay offer the discerning guest everything they could possibly want whether it’s a 2 sleeper apartment, or a spacious converted barn that sleeps 9. Many of the accommodation options have beautiful sea views, with gracious gardens and plenty of space for kids to play safely.

Things to do in Whitsand Bay

Holiday cottages in Whitsand Bay are in the ideal location for exploring the rugged coastline of Cornwall and Devon and are also only about an hour away from glorious Dartmoor. Visitors can enjoy an action packed holiday, visits to Looe and Plymouth, lots of quaint fishing villages, or a traditional British holiday on the lovely beaches.

-Rame Head is an historic site set on the steep cliffs overlooking the sea. There is evidence of buildings from as far back as the Iron Age and Bronze Age. See barrows, remnants of castles, dwellings and other fascinating sites. There is also a chapel that was dedicated to St Michael the Archangel dating from the medieval period.

-The Monkey Sanctuary is a fantastic conservatory, being the home to many a rescued primate from the horrors of the animal trade industry and abuse. It is an educational facility popular with visitors in Whitsand Bay holiday homes who enjoy the chance to get involved and see first-hand how a working sanctuary operates.

-The James Egan Layne Wreck is a popular site with scuba diving enthusiasts. Sinking in 1945, it’s a massive 7000 ton wreck that was hit by a German torpedo, and then towed to salvage most of its cargo. It sunk to a depth of almost 80m, making it one of the most popular wrecks to explore.

-Cawsand Bay is an historic fishing village on the Rame Peninsula. Once famous for a successful smuggling ring, it is now just a place of stunning natural beauty and a popular tourist attraction. It’s a magical little town, with lots of walks and little winding streets sweeping over 800 acres along the coast.

-Port Winkle Walks are a favourite way to see the breathtaking coastline at its most spectacular. The walk is approximately 4.5 miles and starts at Port Winkle, passing the Whitsand Battery and Freathy and ending up at the Whitsand Bay Holiday Park. Chill out at the Cliff Top Café for some cool refreshments after the two and a half hour walk.

Weather in Whitsand Bay

Whitsand Bay holiday cottages are the perfect place for a getaway all year round. The enviable climate is mild and temperate throughout the year. A winter rainfall area, it’s wettest in December and January.

Travel to Whitsand Bay

Whitsand Bay is just 14 km away from Plymouth international airport where hire car can be arranged. Plymouth is also the nearest main railway station and there are local train services to Looe. National Express coaches also run services to various towns within 15-20 kilometres of Whitsand Bay. The main driving route is via the M5 and then the A38.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (32 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #8126612
    32
    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (13 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      House #406001
      13
      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (5 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Chalet #8156020
        5
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 7
          Cabin #8240391
          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6816168
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Chalet #1780789
              1
              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #6826088
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #6979289
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6816708
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #6816205
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #6816386
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #1964740
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1964741
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #6919662
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (31 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #8138291
                                31
                                Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (55 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #8121484
                                  55
                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (15 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #8106723
                                    15
                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (25 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8047461
                                      25
                                      Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                        (20 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1563009
                                        20
                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Very Good! 4.2/5
                                          (5 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #6718325
                                          5
                                          Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (19 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #8151818
                                            19
                                            Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (18 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
                                              18
                                              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (12 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #401909
                                                12
                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6792102
                                                  9
                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #8250505
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #6860784
                                                      14
                                                      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (26 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #860901
                                                        26
                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                          (12 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #8085808
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6812841
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8071873
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (18 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Bungalow #6493407
                                                                18
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #820088
                                                                  30
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Villa #1834208
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                      Apartment #8174342
                                                                      17
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (43 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Bungalow #8049389
                                                                        43
                                                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          House #6724958
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Chalet #8069670
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (31 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #873546
                                                                              31
                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (23 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
                                                                                23
                                                                                Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #6968822
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (33 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Apartment #2056262
                                                                                    33
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (30 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #1587710
                                                                                      30
                                                                                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #6473327
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Cottage #8128060
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #1868982
                                                                                            10
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #8044547
                                                                                              15
                                                                                              Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #8158088
                                                                                                16
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (28 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #8163476
                                                                                                  28
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1850029
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #80049
                                                                                                      12
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We all enjoyed the short stay wish it was longer and will be back, thanks to chris and louise who coudnt have been more helpful, lovely welcome and cream tea BRILLIANT
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Merrivale is even better than the pictures suggest

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As soon as you walk through the door the peace and tranquility of Merrivale descend on you. It is utterly wonderful. It is spotless. Everything you need is provided. Including a welcome cream tea! The beds are comfortable. It feels like a home not a holiday rental. It feels loved.... Everything about Merrivale speaks of comfort and quality. And the views......... Absolutely stunning!! It literally stopped us in out tracks as we walked in! We could have spent the entire week in the property and not moved beyond the terraces. Leaving each morning was a struggle but there was always the promise of returning each evening. Watching the shipping and the wildlife is addictive and the telescope is a very thoughtful addition. Loved the bird watching book to log all the birds seen. Thank you to Richard and Sarah for sharing this wonderful place. And to Sue for the immaculate presentation when we arrived. This is the only place I have stayed where, by Sunday breakfast, we had all decided that we would be coming back. So next year's trip to Merrivale is already booked, with one small change.... We are booked for a fortnight!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017