If you are looking for a family self catering holiday beside the sea, which these Airbnbs in Cornwall near the beach should do the trick.
With an Aussie husband and two little ones who love to pretend they are mermaids, it’s fair to say we love the beach. Whilst searching for a staycation self catering cottage in Cornwall, I came across these gems on Airbnb which are walking distance to the beach, even with small people in tow. The majority of these beach cottages are Superhosts which gives extra reassurance! If you have a pooch, some of these cottages to rent in Cornwall by the sea are dog friendly too. Which Cornwall cottage by the sea is your favourite?
Finding the perfect beach accommodation for your UK staycation
There are some great websites available to find the perfect accommodation for your family. The ones we use the most for the UK are in no particular order:
Airbnb Cottages and Houses near the Beach in Cornwall.
- Lantern Loft St Ives 2 bedroom – sleeps 4
Lantern Loft is a 2-bedroom cottage that is moments from St Ives harbour beach. It sleeps up to 4; in a king size bedroom and a bedroom that can either have 2 single beds or a king size bed.
Porthminster beach is less than 2 minutes’ walk away and the town centre with all of its restaurants, bars and cafes and the harbour is also really close, only taking a minute or two on foot.
2. Capstan Cottage – 2 bedroomed cottage.
Capstan cottage is a 450 year old cottage situated on the harbour front in Sennen Cove. It sleeps four guests.
Capstan Cottage is one of the original fisherman’s cottages in Sennen Cove and is full of character with low doorways, stone and wood walls. A handmade oak kitchen sits in the main downstairs room. It has a small lounge and two bedrooms upstairs.
The harbour beach is a few minutes walk away and there are sea views from every room. Behind the cottage is a modern cabin with home cinema. It is light and spacious. Beyond this is a large deck with garden furniture and BBQ. There is parking for two cars.
3. Beamed Cottage – 2 bedroomed cottage
Beamed Cottage is just opposite the beach and two bedrooms have stunning sea views out to the sea and across to Mount’s Bay along with views into the harbour of St Michael’s Mount.
A glass door leading out to a sheltered private patio area with seating (children to be supervised), seats for relaxation. This property currently as some availability in July and August 2020!
4. Mill Cottage, Marazion (dog friendly)
2 bedrooms (4 bed) period (dog friendly) cottage with a modern & bright internal finish, fully equipped for self catering.
Located a 5 minute walk away from the centre of Marazion, the town offers a wide range of welcoming pubs & excellent restaurants. Beaches, nature reserves & the South West coast path are nearby. This cottage has a range of board/card games & a selection of family DVDs provided along with a pool table.
5. Marazion Cottage on the Beach (2 bedrooms, 3 beds)
This cottage is steps from the sea, on the beach side of Marazion.
You’ll find a well equipped kitchen, log burner effect fire and smart TV and WiFi and kids tableware. Outside is a sunny courtyard with bistro set, there is also an outhouse containing the washing machine and dryer, as well as beach items such as mats, body boards and buckets and spades. There are books and toys for children, as well as a travel cot and high chair. Parking is nearby in a carpark, chargeable by day (£4.50 in high season SUMMER) This cottage has some availability in August 2020
6. Rockpool Beachside House with parking and a garden
Overlooking Praa Sands beach, this two bedroom home has sea views, is steps from the beach and no properties in front! WiFi, parking and outside space are also included.
There is one ensuite and a family bathroom, open plan living room with fully equipped kitchen including washing machine and dishwasher.
7. Sea Home (3 bedrooms, 3 beds)
Spacious and light holiday home on the Cornish coast just across from the sea. 3 bedrooms are located downstairs, fully fitted kitchen and garden with sea views.
8. The Warren (3 bedrooms)
With panoramic views overlooking Praa Sands, from the Lizard Peninsula to Penlee Point, The Warren is a well situated light and airy family holiday home.
Sit in the beautiful, terraced gardens and enjoy the ever-changing sea views. After a day on the beach (just a short walk away), pop your surf boards in the store provided and have a game of table tennis. No pets allowed.
9. Praa sands Beachside House (2 bedrooms)
Located just above Praa Sands beach and meters away from the sand, surf and wonderful coastal walks, The Beach can be your haven at any time of year.
This two bedroom property has parking out front, a patio area with BBQ and outdoor seating with beach and sea views.
The two bedrooms are to the rear, one is a double with an ensuite and the other is a zip and link so can be either a twin or a double.
10. Beach Hill cottage
Beach Hill Cottage is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Portloe only yards from the harbour beach and is perfect for a couple or a small family all year round. From the doorstep, you can watch the comings & goings of the local crab & lobster fishermen as they launch their boats and land their catches daily. Dogs are welcome.
The kitchen is fully fitted and has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine. The lounge has a smart TV / DVD player, CD & radio and Bluetooth speaker.
11. Seaview Cottage
Cornish cottage moments from the beach – just 200m. There is a ground floor king bed with adjacent bathroom, a first floor double room with en-suite, a family bedroom with a double and single bed and bathroom. A kitchen, living room, sitting room and garden.
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