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8 Family Friendly Beachside Cornish Cottage Escapes

January 26, 2022

Ahhhh Cornwall…the perfect family friendly destination. I spend months dreaming of the next time I’ll be able to pack up the car with wetsuits, body boards, buckets, spades and the trusty windbreak before cruising down the A303 and returning to beautiful Kernow. I can picture it now – pasties on the beach, crabbing in the harbour, frolicking in the Atlantic surf and sundowners at the local pub.. absolute bliss. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon daydreaming whilst browsing the extensive selection of properties available through Classic Cottages, managing to somehow stay focused enough to put together a selection of some stunning cottages near a beach perfect for families. For each destination I’ve featured a property suitable for four and a larger property for bigger families or multi family getaways. If you fancy pottering down the coastal paths from your front door and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean then read on…these beachside Cornish Cottage escapes are exactly what you’re looking for!


Surf resort with a huge sandy bay. Just around the coast from Rock, the Camel Estuary and Padstow.


Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

In a nutshell – Beach hut with sea views on the headland over looking Polzeath beach.

This 1930’s beach hut is set on the coastal path over looking Polzeath bay. Perfect for beach lovers who prefer to leave the car in the driveway so they can explore on foot. Refurbished to replicate the Cornish surroundings the cosy cabin offers incredible views of the sunsets and a cosy log burner for chilly nights.


Sleeps 10 (plus 2 cots) in 5 bedrooms.

In a nutshell – Large property within walking distance from Polzeath beach with plenty of room for all the family.

This gorgeous property has oodles of space both indoors and out. Brightly decorated throughout, the interior will bring a smile to your face whatever the weather. The spacious living spaces allow guests to be as social as they want be it chatting over a glass of fizz or hiding away in a nook with a book. Outside is a kids paradise with a large garden and play shed complete with pool table.


Historic port on the south facing shores of Mount’s Bay.

Mount View Retreat

Sleeps 4 plus a cot.

In a nutshell – Stunning shepherds hut with hot tub and sweeping views.

Enjoy the best of both worlds of being close to nature without compromising on creature comforts. This property packs in more than you’d think with its own en suite, underfloor heating, double bed, bunk beds, TV and even Wifi….. and of course there’s also the hot tub.

Blue Seas

Sleeps 8 plus 3 cots in 4 bedrooms.

In a nutshell – Luxurious, spacious and modern beach front house with views towards St Michaels Mount.

Light, bright and airy with views for miles. Blue Seas offers high end accommodation with stunning bedrooms decorated in the style of a boutique hotel. Outside there are several terraces where you can sit and enjoy the summer evenings watching the lights of Newlyn across the bay.

St Mawes

Pretty fishing village on the Roselands peninsula.

Top Sails

Sleeps 4 plus cot

In a nutshell – Second floor apartment in the heart of St Mawes with views over the harbour.

Perfect for watching the world go by or watching the ships come and go from the pretty harbour, Top Sails is boat lovers dream. You can explore right from the front door being in the heart of the village with pubs, restaurants and gift shops being a stone’s throw away. Soak up the sea air and take it slow.


Sleeps 14 plus cot.

In a nutshell – 6 bedroom holiday home overlooking the Percuil River. Stunning location.

This place is idyllic! Situated right on the banks of the Percuil River this beautiful property comes with it’s own private steps down to the beach, games room with table tennis and table football, large gardens and a high spec, modern interior. Perfect for keen sailors and their little explorers.

St Agnes

St Aggie is a beautiful village on the North Coast of Cornwall with it’s rugged coastline being recognised as an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty. Hugely popular with surfers.

Rose Cottage

Sleeps 4 plus cot.

In a nutshell – Traditional country cottage in the heart of St Agnes village.

This beautifully renovated cottage is picture perfect. Located in the bustling village down a cobbled street, a stay here allows guests easy access to local pubs and restaurants and is just a short stroll from the Sandy beaches at Trevaunance Cove.

Dale Cottage

Sleeps 6 plus a cot.

In a nutshell – Cosy cottage tucked down a quiet country lane with pretty private garden.

A spacious, traditional cottage with a real country feel. In a quiet location yet close enough to walk to the nearby village and beach. Best of all this property has an incredible outside space including a summer house where the kids can enjoy their own sense of freedom!

This post has been written in collaboration with Classic Cottages and includes links to their properties.

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