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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Lovely coastal cottages

  • Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    • 22 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (14miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Whitefalls Spa Lodges offer seclusion and tranquillity in a truly stunning location. We combine Hebridean hospitality together with the style of a boutique hotel and spa in your own private self-catering lodge.

  • 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.

  • Oystercatchers

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)


    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.

  • Mill of Nethermill Holidays, By Pennan

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

  • Tappit Hoose, Crail

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    Tappit Hoose, Crail

    Kingdom of Fife (Anstruther)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Tappit Hoose is a beautifully converted one bedroom apartment right in the heart of the stunning conservation village of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife

  • Aodann

    • Awaiting Inspection


    Highlands and Skye (5 miles from Gairloch)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Aodann near Poolewe is all about amazing views, comfort and design. The architect-designed house was built to sit into the hillside while making the most of the stunning views of Loch Ewe. Sleeps six and is within easy reach of Gairloch.

  • Stationmasters Lodge

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    Stationmasters Lodge

    Highlands and Skye (12miles from Kyle of Lochalsh)

    Sleeps up to 17

    Stationmaster’s Lodge is a large stone built highland holiday house with stunning lochside views of Loch Carron. Our pet friendly holiday house with logburner sleeps up to 17 in 8 bedrooms in comfort. Ideal for family groups & a great base for exploring the west coast, Plockton and nearby Skye.

  • 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.

  • Border Holiday Homes - Templars Cottage, Berwick

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 1CtQ

    Border Holiday Homes - Templars Cottage, Berwick

    Scottish Borders (12 miles Eyemouth 0.2 Berwick from Eyemouth)

    Sleeps up to 3

    An award winning conversion in a historic meeting hall. Old Templars is a garden flat, 50 yds from sandy beach of Berwick-upon-Tweed & the coasts of Northumberland & Berwickshire. FREE WiFi. First dog is welcome at no charge. GOLD award again for 2017.
    May be suitable for the less mobile guest

  • Ceithir Raithean, Morar, Mallaig

    • Awaiting Inspection

    Ceithir Raithean, Morar, Mallaig

    Highlands and Skye (4 mile from Mallaig)

    Sleeps up to 0

    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.

  • Neuk Hoose, Crail

    • 1CtQ

    Neuk Hoose, Crail

    Kingdom of Fife (Anstruther)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Neuk Hoose is a grade 2 listed 200 year old former fishermans cottage lovingly restored right in the heart of the conservation village of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife.