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Amazing cliffs of Cornwall England

England has a lot to offer someone looking for a coastal holiday, not only in activities but also in the amount of amazing places you can go. If your looking for a self-catering seaside cottage in the UK near the beach then England is a good place to start from the South West Coast including areas such as Devon and Cornwall to East Anglia with Norfolk and Suffolk and the all the way up to the north. To specifically look at the seaside cottages in England for a self catering holiday then click above.

The following categories may be helpful in selecting a cottage of the right size:

holiday cottages that sleep 6 in England - perfect for family groups


Brighton Pier on the South coast of England

A self-catering coastal cottage holiday is a fantastic way to spend your holidays, you will never be bored and can spend your break in the comfort of a homely and cosy cottage by the sea. A self-catering holiday has a lot of benefits, you can spend your break at your own pace with the privacy and comfort of your own home. Properties are usually equipped with fantastic amenities so your cottage getaway is relaxed and easygoing.

The west country is a very popular place to spend a self-catering coastal holiday, with amazing countryside, beautiful beaches, a huge selection of activities and attractions to visit and some of the best weather in England. Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset are the most popular seaside destinations. Click to discover self-catering cottages in the West country.

Others include the East Anglian coastline which includes Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, here you can discover a wonderful combination of countryside (the broads) and seaside life and find your perfect seaside cottage in East Anglia. Another area would be the South coast and South east, places such as Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, which include amazing seaside towns such as Brighton, Portsmouth and Eastbourne and Hastings. These places also have a fantastic maritime history and have often got historical heritage sites and amazing architecture nearby. A self catering seaside cottage on the South coast could be just what you need.

The Isle of Wight is a popular choice for a English seaside break, it has plenty of beaches for you to enjoy and the South coast of the Island is even described as having its own Mediterranean-like climate so you can enjoy beautiful weather as well! The Isle of Wight's Shanklin Beach has even received a blue flag award and much of the Island has been registered as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' or received a Quality Coast Award. Find out more about self-catering holidays on the Isle of Wight.

Explore Englands many coastal paths

Amazing secluded beaches on the coast of Dorset England
















Facts: England

  • Blackpool was one of the first resorts to build an outdoor swimming pool (Lido) spending £75,000 on a new pool opening in 1923. No less than 376ft by 172ft (116m x 53m). It was wider at its extremities than a modern Olympic pool is long!
  • Seaside holidays increased in the west country in the 60's and 70's.
  • Self-catering seaside holidays increased massively in popularity from 1950 to 1980.
  • Devon is known as the English Riviera.
  • Broadstairs in Kent still has its old world charm with donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows.

Blue Flag awarded Beaches 2011:

A total of 70 Beaches including:

  • Blackpool Sands, Devon
  • Bournemouth Southbourne beach, Dorset
  • Croyde Bay, Devon
  • Hayling Island beachlands, Hampshire
  • Polzeath, Cornwall
  • Shanklin, Isle of Wight
  • Torbay Breakwater Beach, Devon
  • Whitley Bay, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • West Wittering Beach, West Sussex