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

  • 117 Seatown, Cullen

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    117 Seatown, Cullen

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (Buckie)

    Sleeps up to 6

    117 Seatown is a 3 bedroom harbour cottage in the pretty seaside village of Cullen. sea views are available from all the bedroom windows. There are several different golf courses available with Cullen Golf Course only a 5 minute walk from the cottage. Great for beach holidays and weekend breaks.

  • Tappit Hoose, Crail

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    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

  • 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.

  • Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    • 22 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 2CtQ

    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.

  • Mangle Cottage,  Pittenweem

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

    Mangle Cottage, Pittenweem

    Kingdom of Fife (10 miles from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Fabulous and quirky Mangle Cottage, perched above Pittenweem harbour, combines nautical surrounds with touches of modern luxury and truly amazing seaviews. This cottage is so much more than your average coastal bolt hole. The ultimate luxury retreat.

  • Steading Holidays

    • 12CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Steading Holidays

    Highlands and Skye (1 mile from Ardnamurchan)

    Sleeps up to 7

    Steading Holidays are a family run business located in Ardnamurchan, Britain's most westerly point and offer a variety of accommodation including cottages, houses and log cabins including Pet Friendly properties. Short Breaks available.

  • Mill of Nethermill Holidays, By Pennan

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 33 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 4CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    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.

  • Cuil Moss Cottage

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

    Cuil Moss Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (10 miles from Fort William)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Visit Scotland 5 Star. Green Tourism Gold. Highlands and Islands Best Holiday Accommodation 2015 Finalist.

    Cuil Moss Cottage is an idyllic stone built couples retreat nestled in a spectacular sea side location, offering total privacy with the benefit of being close to amenities and services.

  • Orroland Lodge

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

    Orroland Lodge

    Dumfries and Galloway (9 miles from Kirkcudbright)

    Sleeps up to 14

    Found on the Orroland estate with picturesque sea views, Orroland Lodge is an elegant, practical choice for larger parties looking for space, comfort and peace. The estate itself is full of wonders that can be enjoyed by all ages. Accommodation for 14 and set up for celebrations for up to 30 guests.