Beach and Coastal Cottages Scotland

Beach cottages ScotlandScottish holiday cottages beside 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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  • Border Holiday Homes - Templars Cottage, Berwick

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Border Holiday Homes - Templars Cottage, Berwick

    Scottish Borders (2 miles from Paxton)

    Sleeps up to 2

    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.

  • Tigh Grianach, Achnacree Bay

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Tigh Grianach, Achnacree Bay

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (6 miles from Oban)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Tigh Grianach - superb 4 star property in an idyllic situation, overlooking Loch Etive. Ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching and touring the Western Highlands and Islands.

  • 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.

  • 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 above the beach in an area of peaceful, natural beauty. With open views, this is a special place for couples or families to relax. Green Tourism GOLD level.

  • Rubha Mor Self-Catering

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Rubha Mor Self-Catering

    Highlands and Skye (0.2 km from Ullapool)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Rubha Mor offers a wide vista of sea loch and mountains from its spacious apartment for two. Its warmth and modern, home comforts will refresh you after a long day out (log fire and Wi-Fi). Only 10 minutes walk to Ullapool’s entertainments and various places to eat. Lets run from Friday to Friday.

  • 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.

  • Mansefield House

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Mansefield House

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (Arrochar )

    Sleeps up to 12

    Four star self-catering accommodation for up to 12 people in a large, comfortable Victorian house overlooking Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps, 2 miles from Loch Lomond. Perfect for family gatherings, celebrations, and outdoor pursuit holidays. Glasgow 50 mins, Oban and the Isles 1hr 15mins.

  • Craobh Haven Cottages

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Craobh Haven Cottages

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (20 miles from Oban)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Two self catering cottages beside the sea, offering the warmth and comfort of home on Argyll's beautiful west coast. These well equipped, traditional homes have open fires and wonderful unobstructed sea views.

  • Mountview Self Catering

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Mountview Self Catering

    Highlands and Skye (0.5 miles from Lochinver)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Prime waterside location with breathtaking views of spectacular mountains. Luxury self catering log cabins and Mountview Holiday cottage, 10 minutes walk from Lochinver. Hill walking, fishing and an abundance of wildlife nearby.