Beach and Coastal Cottages in Scotland

Beach cottages ScotlandScottish holiday cottages by the sea

With over 8,000 miles of coastline, Scotland is ideal for a beach holiday.  What better way to make the most of a coastal location than staying in local self-catering accommodation?  Whether you want a spectacular sea view, a beach for the family to explore or a wide expanse of sand for soothing seaside walks, you’ll find it in Scotland.

Explore the Scottish coastline from Dumfries through to the Hebrides and Scottish Isles, along the Moray Firth and on to East Lothian and the Borders.  And don’t forget the historic villages, art galleries and world-renowned fish-and-chips shops of the East Neuk of Fife!

There can be no better way to enjoy an authentic seaside break than with the freedom and flexibility that comes with a self-catering cottage.

Beach Cottages Scotland

All the holiday properties below offer something special by the sea. You can browse this list, or Sort or Filter according to your specific requirements using the options just below.

With EmbraceScotland you book direct with the owner, giving you access not only to the best prices, but also a wealth of knowledge and advice about how to make the most of the area, and indeed the secret beaches and coves.

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  • Oystercatchers

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Oystercatchers

    Highlands and Skye (28 from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Oystercatchers is a traditional 1 1/2 storied former croft house, located down a quiet lane, right on the water's edge in the township of Lower Breakish. Sleeps up to 6 adults and cot/ high chair is available. Peaceful setting with grounds going down to water's edge. 3 miles from nearest shops.

  • Norsehaven Cottages

    • 44 Properties with 3 star(s)

    Norsehaven Cottages

    Highlands and Skye (Durness)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Craigmor and Cranstackie lie in the village of Durness, surrounded by magnificent mountains, rugged coastline and beaches. Ceannabeinne is on the coast from the village overlooking a beach. Corrachbeag is near Kinlochbervie. Please go to our website for latest availability and instant booking.

  • Shore Cottage, Loch Fyne

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
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    Shore Cottage, Loch Fyne

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (3 miles from Tarbert (Loch Fyne))

    Sleeps up to 4

    Nestling in its own bay, yards from the shore of Loch Fyne, Shore Cottage is simply captivating. A cosy, tranquil and delightfully furnished retreat for 4 people.

  • Border Holiday Homes - Mill Wharf, Berwick

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
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    Border Holiday Homes - Mill Wharf, Berwick

    Scottish Borders (0.3 miles to Berwick upon Tweed from Paxton)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Mill Wharf is a third floor apartment in a newly converted historic granary overlooking the harbour and River Tweed. You can look out at the swans and seals and watch the comings and goings of the boats. Free WiFi. Recharge your ipod on our new DAB radio alarm

  • Mill of Nethermill Holidays, By Pennan

    • 33 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Mill of Nethermill Holidays, By Pennan

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (10 from Banff)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Mill of Nethermill Holidays, four luxury self-catering holiday cottages situated only a few yards from the seashore and located in a secluded bay on the beautiful Banffshire coast.

  • Lewis Longhouse

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Lewis Longhouse

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (5 miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 4

    The Lewis Longhouse is a new and unique, VS 5-star rated, luxurious home-from-home. Located on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, it sits close to the beach in an area of peaceful, natural beauty. With open views, this is a special place for families or couples to relax. Green Tourism GOLD level.

  • Ceithir Raithean, Morar, Mallaig

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Ceithir Raithean, Morar, Mallaig

    Highlands and Skye (4 mile from Mallaig)

    Sleeps up to 7

    The location of Ceithir Raithean couldn't be better. Situated on the coastal "Road To The Isles" in Morar, between Arisaig with its stunning harbour and the tiny fishing port of Mallaig, with it's beautiful Marina. With sea views across to the Isles of Eigg & Rum & the Cullins on Skye.

  • Border Holiday Homes - Templars Cottage, Berwick

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
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    Border Holiday Homes - Templars Cottage, Berwick

    Scottish Borders (2 miles from Paxton)

    Sleeps up to 3

    New for 2014! Stunning Garden Cottage in Character Building close to sandy beach of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the coasts of Northumberland and Berwickshire. FREE WiFi. One dog is welcome at no charge. GOLD award
    May be suitable for the less mobile.

  • Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)

    Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills

    Dumfries and Galloway (7 miles from Dalbeattie)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills - three superbly equipped self catering A-framed lodges a few minutes walk from one of South Scotland's most magnificent sandy beaches.