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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  • Colonsay Estate Cottages

    • 1414 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Colonsay Estate Cottages

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (Colonsay)

    Sleeps up to 14

    The Isle of Colonsay is the most stunning island with one of the best beaches in the world (voted by Tripadvisor 2013). Fabulous farmhouses, cosy cottages, with sea views and open fires. Once you visit, you'll be hooked, we have a huge repeat business. Come and discover the UK's best kept secret.

  • 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.

  • Shore Cottage, Loch Fyne

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.