Family holidays by the sea. They’re where some of our fondest childhood memories were made, and where we now make memories for our children to hold dear. Which is why our team here at Luxury Coastal knows how important they are!

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Family Friendly Cottages

Our family friendly cottages are all about relaxation and spending time together, so all have been selected to add a sprinkling of luxury to your sandy escape. Take your pick from luxury lodges near the beach with skylights and hot tubs, sprawling country villas with swimming pools, sleek waterside apartments, coastal cottages and boutique villas.

We handpick only the finest properties that go the extra mile to create a relaxing and homely getaway for the whole clan. You’ll find modern designs with all the little touches that make a family holiday so special as well as properties that specifically cater to multigenerational families by offering separate annexes and a plethora of baby equipment to make things super comfortable for you during your stay.

Anyone travelling with children, especially those of a younger age, know the challenges parents face when trying to find a perfectly equipped holiday home so properties like Lodge 40 Retallack and Coast at Beachdown have covered all the bases when it comes to providing a luxury holiday home that manages to cater beautifully to the needs of families who have little ones in tow.

We also know that family breaks aren’t just about the kids, so the mums and dads can look forward to sumptuous king size beds, breathtaking views and on site spas in some of our properties, all set within the best towns and villages in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

Days out with the kids

We know that family holidays are all about that perfect balance of relaxation and fun which is why our family-friendly cottages can be found close to some of Devon and Cornwall’s top attractions. As parents ourselves we’ve tried and tested what we think are some of the best in both counties, so that you can plan a full agenda of energy-burning frolics for the kids during your stay.


Top Attractions in Cornwall

Eden Project, St Austell

A must-visit experience, this eco attraction has massive, covered Biomes to trek through, the world’s largest indoor rainforest and much, much more.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

A garden like no other, the Lost Gardens are all mythical intrigue and natural wonder; perfect if you fancy letting the kids and their imaginations run wild.

Newquay Zoo, Newquay

Home to over 130 species of some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals, you’ll wander through gardens, fuel up on delicious food, and of course see plenty of amazing creatures.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

An undersea odyssey, Blue Reef Newquay is home to hundreds of different types of sea creatures, all showcased in 40 themed habitats with the highlight being an underwater tunnel.

Lappa Valley, near Newquay

Especially brilliant for younger members of the family who love trains and transport, Lappa Valley includes train rides and boats as well as outdoor spaces and a multi-level soft play area.

PK Porthcurno Museum, Porthcurno

This a fascinating experience for grown ups and kids with interactive displays and plenty to explore. Learn about all about global communications from the first undersea telegraph cables brought ashore at Porthcurno 150 years ago to the fascinating world of fibre optics.

National Maritime Museum Falmouth

Delve into Cornwall’s exciting maritime heritage and see rare objects from around the world that tell of intrigue and stories about the past.

Camel Trail, Padstow

Get outside for fresh air and adventure. This 18 mile cycle path is largely traffic free and is ideal for walks and bike rides with the whole family.


Top Attractions in Devon

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh

A firm favourite for anyone with younger children. Here you’ll get to pet baby animals, groom ponies, ride the Red Barrows, watch pig races and bounce on indoor inflatables.

Paignton Zoo, Paignton

A must-see in the Torbay area. Paignton Zoo is home to giraffes, zebras, gorillas, rhino, wolves, red pandas, tarantulas and poisonous frogs. There are play areas inside and out, as well as places to grab a bite to eat.

Occombe Farm, Marldon Paignton

Wholesome family fun, this newly revamped play space offers hay bales to climb when the weather is sunny, and indoor activities including guinea pig petting when the weather is wet.

Crealy Theme Park & Resort, Exeter

Great fun for all ages, this theme park has a host of rides including our favourite, The Flying Machine and Maximus. There are lots of toddler-friendly rides too, as well as donut shacks and restaurants where you can refuel.

The Big Sheep, Abbotsham

Live shows, sheep racing, indoor play area and rides, the Big Sheep is a terrific day out for parents and younger children.

World of Country Life, Exmouth

A great all-weather attraction in Exmouth visitors will be treated to drop slides, vintage vehicles, in and outdoor play, animals and more.

Kents Cavern, Torquay

These prehistoric caves are an award-winning visitor attraction in Torquay where you will be guided through an extensive system of illuminated caves once occupied by prehistoric people and Ice Age animals.

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