Yellow Sands Cottages

Harlyn Bay – Padstow – Cornwall

Due to a late cancellation – we have the following week re-available

1 week commencing Saturday 24th August 2024 in Ivey Cottage (2 bedrooms) £940

Lerryn is available for the week commencing Friday 26th July 2024 – ideal for a couple or will sleep up to 4 guests – from £900 

Tresillian is privately owned at Yellow Sands – vacancy week commencing Thursday 18th July 2024 – 3 bedrooms – please enquire for further details

Tamarisk is privately owned at Yellow Sands – vacancy week commencing Friday 26th July 2024 and 30th August 2024 – 3 bedrooms – please enquire for further details

March 2024 – Harlyn Bay listed as one of the Best Beaches in the World – according to Travel Expert Robin Hutson –  naming it as part of the Mail Online’s best beaches list.  Mr Hutson says he thinks it’s perfect for “walkers, runners, families and toddlers” and calls it “the ideal English beach”   Happy Days!

Just a short stroll to the beautiful sandy shore

We have six well appointed and comfortable self-catering holiday cottages, creating an environment to sit back, relax and enjoy!

Yellow Sands Cottages in Harlyn Bay, Cornwall are a small cluster of modern cottages on a private, quiet driveway, set in an acre of well kept grounds.   Within 250 metres of one of the very finest beaches along the spectacular North Cornish Coast.  Guests staying at Yellow Sands have use of a safe pathway, through the garden, which heads off to the dunes and down to the centre of the bay!

The properties are ideally located in peaceful rural surroundings in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are so many treasures in Cornwall to visit and the whole County can be reached within the hour.

We are open for guests ALL YEAR ROUND including Short Breaks from November to April.

Our web-page is up to date with availability & tariff 

PETS – welcome – APART from the peak six weeks of the School Summer Holidays – please see our terms and conditions at footer of availability page


Lerryn & Apartment No.9

One Bedroom Cottage
Accommodates 1 to 4 & Two Bedroom Apartment

Orchard, Pampas & Ivey

3 Two Bedroom Cottages
Accommodates 1 to 4

Morva & Cataclews

2 Three Bedroom Cottages
Accommodates 1 to 6

Local proprietors, Richard & Sharon Keast would like to welcome you to Yellow Sands – Sharon and the Dakin family have resided and provided holidays at Yellow Sands for over 50 years and it remains a family concern!  Holidays at Harlyn are never forgotten, we have many guests re-booking and returning every year, who we always look forward to and enjoy seeing! Thank you for visiting our site and we hope we can accommodate you on your visit to the County of Cornwall!

There are webcams at Harlyn Bay and Padstow to keep an eye on the waves rolling in or whether the sun shining on us!

If you would like any further information or to make a booking, please contact us for the availability of your dates, to avoid disappointment via email to or by telephoning 01637 881548

All information is available on the reservations page

Local amenities within 1 mile at St Merryn, these include Newsagent/Grocery store with extensive off-licence, Bakery, Fuel Station, Eating houses and Takeaways – The nearest food store is Tesco at Padstow 2.5 miles – Golf at Trevose is 1 mile
7 Bays for 7 Days – Harlyn Bay is just one of seven glorious beaches in the local area, with access to breath-taking Coastal footpaths  

                The Pig Hotel chain opened at the beautiful and historic ‘HARLYN HOUSE’ just over the field from Yellow Sands – which is available for restaurant bookings Also at Harlyn Bay there is the ‘Big Pan Parties’ takeaway serving all kinds of dishes and drinks and the Beach Box serving food and cakes – both are situated in the beach car park.

APARTMENT NO.9 AT YELLOW SANDS  –  A light and bright Apartment on the ground floor with easy access, consists of 1 King size Double bedroom and 1 2′ 6 twin bedroom, Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Dining Room with a Bathroom with bath and a shower cubicle. Parking for 1 car and full Wifi connection.  Tariff ranges from £500 to £800 including electric and linen Available all year around – see the availability chart and please enquire through the site – further details can be forwarded or please see pictures on our gallery page!  

If  there is no availability in the cottages, please try Delfi Garden Apartment at Yellow Sandssituated on the ground floor, this apartment has 2 bedrooms/sleeps up to 4 guests – contact Linda Dakin at

We also have two privately owned properties at Yellow Sands – Tresillian & Tamarisk, which we are able to take bookings for, both sleep up to 6 guests, please enquire through website for tariff and further details!