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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thistle Flat

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Thistle Flat

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

    Sleeps up to 3

    The sea is right opposite your holiday 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. Thistle Flat can accommodate 2 or 3 adults, or a small family.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Whitefalls Spa Lodges

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

    Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (14miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 2

    There's 5 star self-catering and there is Whitefalls Spa Lodges. Whitefalls offer seclusion and tranquillity in a truly stunning location. We combine Hebridean hospitality together with the style of a boutique hotel with your own exclusive fitness & Spa Suite in your own private self-catering lodge

  • 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