Friday, 3 June 2011 12:00 AM
If you're thinking about going on a traditional British seaside holiday, why not rent a cottage in Cornwall?
As the county has the longest coastline in the UK - stretching for a total of 697 km - you'll find a wealth of fabulous towns and villages not far away from the water where you will be able to have a fantastic break!
There are more than 300 beaches to be found in Cornwall and as you'll never be more than 16 miles from the shore, there will be plenty of choice when it comes to seeking out cottages by the sea for you to stay at.
Indeed, there are lots of places that make for a great seaside break but you may want to give some thought to renting holiday cottages in Looe.
The south coast fishing town offers everything you need for a traditional holiday by the sea, with glorious stretches of sand, staggering coastal views and if you're visiting during the summer months you'll be almost guaranteed to have good weather!
By choosing Cornwall cottages to rent here, you'll be in the perfect place to hit the beach, whether you want to work on your tan or build sandcastles. However, there's much more to do than just have fun on the sand. Many boatmen offer trips around the bay and you may get the chance to see a dolphin or seal splashing around in the sea!
Alternatively, why not go on a fishing trip to try and reel in the catch of the day? Even if you're unable to land a big fish, you can still sample some of the town's famous seafood by visiting one of the many restaurants or cafes.
During your time here, you can visit the monkey sanctuary or stop by one of the nearby stately homes such as Antony House and the 16th century Mount Edgcumbe House.
However, Looe is by no means the only place in Cornwall that makes for a great holiday by the sea.
Newquay is also a great place for a seaside escape. Of course, you can spend time having fun by the beach, but why not head out into the sea by going sailing or surfing?
You'll also find a wealth of child-friendly attractions here, such as Newquay Zoo and Buccaneer Bay, so renting a holiday cottage will offer something for all the family.
St Ives and Mevagissey are just two other fantastic locations for a seaside cottage break in Cornwall, so no matter where you go you can be sure of having a great time.