There’s nothing quite like a seaside holiday.
Sun, rugged coastlines, sea views and golden beaches are a balm for our busy lives, offering a chance for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
It’s for this reason that Cornwall consistently ranks among the top UK holiday destinations with its 300 miles of beaches, cliffs, traditional fishing towns and historic harbours.
It’s no wonder you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday cottages and homes.
So if you’re looking for a Cornish cottage break with a sea view but not sure where to begin your search, pebble can help.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best sea view cottages in Cornwall to inspire your next getaway.
From Port Isaac to Mousehole, there’s a cottage for everyone (and their dog)
10 Best Sea View Cottages In Cornwall For A Relaxing Break
1. Coastguard Cottage, Mousehole
Located in Mousehole, this dog-friendly holiday home is one of the cosiest coastal cottages in Cornwall.
Coastguard Cottage is just minutes away from Mousehole’s harbour and beach, but its own stepped path and secret garden give you some privacy to enjoy some peace and quiet.
Inside the cottage, the pebble team likes that it has a rustic feel with an exposed stone wall and a wood-burner effect electric stove in the living room for those cosy evenings in.
Nautical decor can be spotted throughout, complimenting the light and airy style of the rooms, offering comfort and a sense of home away from home.
The kitchen is well-equipped with all the amenities you need to make a delicious dinner. And if you want a break from cooking, Mousehole has plenty of eateries and cafes to offer.
Seven nights from £669; sleeps up to four (no children under two).
For other dog friendly holiday homes, read our Dog Friendly Glamping: Cornwall’s Best Spots.
2. Lowenhe, Newlyn
Lowenhe is a traditional fisherman’s cottage that offers a pretty Cornish haven with its homely furnishings and elegant stained-glass window detailing around the property.
Ideal for couples on a romantic getaway or small families, the cottage is a retreat in the seaside fishing port of Newlyn with the beach just a short distance away. It’s a dog-friendly cottage too.
The entrance to the cottage leads you through a garden gate. Inside, you’re greeted by a hallway with original floor tiles, an open plan living space and steps leading into a light and airy kitchen.
A big highlight of this property is the large roll top bath in the family bathroom which is the perfect place to relax in the evening accompanied by glorious sea views from the window.
Seven nights from £800; sleeps up to four (no children under 10).
3. Chynhalls, Coverack
For an authentic Cornish cottage by the sea, look no further than Chynhalls Farm House in the village of Coverack.
This stunning cottage is a recently renovated Grade II listed building complete with a thatched roof.
In fact, it’s one of the oldest cottages in the village and used to be a working farmhouse for over three centuries.
If that wasn’t enough, the cottage sits on the pristine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Coverack headland and looks directly out towards the beach.
You also have the quiet Mears beach practically on your doorstep.
Inside the cottage is an eclectic mix of modern and traditional decor.
The kitchen is light, spacious and well-equipped – complete with an aga that’s lit from early November to the end of April. One dog is welcome at the property.
Seven nights from £1096; sleeps up to seven + cot.
For more Cornish inspiration read 10 Lessons I Learned Walking 300 Miles Around Cornwall.
4. Harbour Light, Boscastle
Harbour Light is a welcome escape to relax in and unwind from the hubbub of daily life. Located in the quiet village of Boscastle, it offers stunning coastal views overlooking the harbour.
This cottage is more of an apartment and is suitable for couples, friends and small families.
Pubs and restaurants are right on your doorstep. So too are picturesque walks along the coastline and through wooded valleys inland.
The holiday home is up a small flight of stairs above the owner’s clothes shop.
At the front door, you’re greeted by a large entrance hall and open-plan living room with spectacular views. There’s also a secluded courtyard at the back to catch a quiet moment or two.
Seven nights from £660; sleeps up to four + cot.
5. The Saltbox, Port Isaac
Light, modern and airy sums up The Saltbox. Tucked away at the top of the popular village of Port Isaac, this cottage absolutely spoils you with endless sea views.
It’s just a five-minute stroll down towards the harbour and a similar distance to the quiet beach at Port Gaverne.
The property is spaced over three floors so there’s plenty of room to stretch out. The main living area is on the top floor to make the most of the sea views.
All rooms have their own private ensuite and there’s also a large family bathroom complete with a bathtub for you to indulge in a leisurely soak.
On lazy sunny days, head to the property’s private terrace to read a book or enjoy lunch al fresco.
Seven nights from £792; sleeps up to six + cot.
6. Carthew Barn, Wadebridge
One of the most charming luxury cottages in Cornwall, Carthew Barn is a retreat located within 40 acres of private garden and woodland with the backdrop of north Cornwall’s rolling hills.
Recently renovated but with much of its traditional Cornish character still intact, the cottage is just a few miles from Padstow and Rock, and has breathtaking views of the Camel Estuary.
Inside, Carthew Barn has been furnished tastefully with an elegant combination of vintage and contemporary styles throughout.
Three boutique-style bedrooms can be found on the ground floor. The well-sized master bedroom comes complete with an ensuite bathroom.
Upstairs, the open-plan kitchen has large windows to make the most of the view.
The pebble team particularly like the large lawn outside the property that’s perfect for games, lazy sunbathing days and benches to accommodate al fresco dining.
Seven nights from £1850; sleeps up to six (no children under eight).
7. Fulmar, Whitsand Bay
More of a sizable holiday home than a cottage, Fulmar is a coastal property near Portwrinkle that sleeps up to 10 people so it’s ideal for large families and get-togethers.
Inside, it has colourful modern furnishings spaced throughout the open-plan living room with its large bi-fold windows to make the most of the view, plenty of balconies with gorgeous sea views over the sparkling Atlantic, a well-equipped kitchen and games room to while away the evening.
The property is set over four floors so there’s plenty of space to spread out in. Coastal walks and the village pub are just a stone’s throw away too.
The pièce de resistance for pebble, however, has got to be the private hot tub on the roof terrace and access to the spa sanctuary with a sauna and steam room.
Seven nights from £1814; sleeps up to 10 + cot.
8. Rame Head Lookout, Whitsand Bay
One of the best holiday cottages in Cornwall with a sea view and a hot tub, Rame Head Lookout is a snug little property that’s ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway.
Perched on the clifftops of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, views overlook the headland surrounded by the sea.
Rame is the place to go to unwind and enjoy life in the slow lane for a while.
The large windows give you ample space to watch the sea, there are plenty of winding coastal walks to explore and the hot tub on the decking is a welcome luxurious treat.
Inside, Rame has been decorated with a nod to the nautical setting. The National Coastguard colours of blue, yellow and black are found throughout, alongside coastal maps and compass artworks.
Snuggle up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate in front of the wood-burner for a toasty evening in.
Seven nights from £649; sleeps two (no children under 12).
9. Creekside cottage, Truro
For a different kind of coastal view, Creekside Cottage overlooks the Truro River close to Malpas village.
The cottage was once a chapel. Now it’s a cosy bolthole for two with high vaulted ceilings spread out over three levels to make the most of the space.
The ground floor has an open-plan living room with a spacious kitchen and dining area to enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Get your ingredients from the local farmers market and Cornish shops selling fresh produce.
If dining out is more your thing, head into the picturesque town of Truro with its Georgian buildings, shops, cafes and restaurants galore.
Seven nights from £850; sleeps two + cot.
10. The Quay, Portscatho
If you want a snug seaside retreat with everything you need on your doorstep, look no further than 10 The Quay in Portscatho.
The large first-floor apartment is in the centre of this traditional Cornish fishing village with Tatams Beach just a few yards from the doorstep.
The apartment is located up a short flight of stairs and includes three bedrooms (one of them features bunk beds) so it’s great for families.
The living room is the best feature of the property with its large squashy sofa and table next to the window for you to admire the glorious Cornish sea views.
The well-equipped galley kitchen makes it easy to whip up a meal but you have plenty of eateries in the village to enjoy too.
Seven nights from £600; sleeps six + cot.
Find a wide range of stunning cottages around Cornwall and the south west at Classic Cottages. They find cottages that people fall in love with. Every time you walk into one of their holiday homes, whether it is a manor house or waterside apartment, they want you to say ‘wow’, put your feet up and relax into your holiday.