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

  • Thistle Flat, Pittenweem

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Thistle Flat, Pittenweem

    Kingdom of Fife (11 miles (20 minutes drive) from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 3

    The sea is right opposite Thistle Flat in the traditional fishing village of Pittenweem on the Fife coast. Watch the boats return to harbour in the evening and spot the sea life from your windows, or go for a stroll along the shore. Can accommodate 2 or 3 adults, or a small family. Disabled access.

  • Lewis Longhouse

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 1CtQ

    Lewis Longhouse

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (5 miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 4

    The Lewis Longhouse is a unique 5-star, luxurious and award-winning 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.

  • No.7, Sandhead

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    No.7, Sandhead

    Dumfries and Galloway (7 miles from Stranraer)

    Sleeps up to 4

    No.7 holiday cottage Sandhead has recently been refurbished to a high standard to provide coastal self catering accommodation for 4 people in 2 bedrooms. It is in the enviable position of being in a quiet street only 2 minutes walk from a sandy beach,Tigh na Mara Hotel, shop and children's play park

  • Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 3CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    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. Each lodge has two bathrooms and sleeps up to 8. Ideal for couples, families or larger groups in two or three lodges.

  • Galloway Coast Cottages

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 2CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Galloway Coast Cottages

    Dumfries and Galloway (7 miles from Dalbeattie)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Coastal cottage, tucked away in a small hamlet on the scenic Colvend coast Sanderling offers guests a luxury peaceful getaway. Close to a small pebble beach and a short walk to a sandy beach, its a perfect holiday location whilst still being close to a village shop, cafes and small town.