Retire to the coast

Bracing coastal walks. Refreshing sea swims. Fish and chips on the pier. If you love the idea of being close to beautiful beaches and picturesque seaside towns, our retirement villages by the sea could be perfect for you. And with seaside properties to rent as well as for sale across the UK, we make it easy for you to retire to the coast.

Find retirement homes by the sea

From southern gems like Devon and Dorset to the dramatic wilds of Norfolk, Cumbria and the spectacular Yorkshire Coast, our retirement villages by the sea are spread far and wide so you can find your perfect coastal retirement home near to a location you love or close to friends and family.

The most popular places to retire to by the coast

You can start exploring the best coastal locations for retirement below – or find inspiration with our list of the top 10 seaside towns to retire to in the UK.

Retirement properties to rent by the sea

If you’re looking for retirement properties to rent by the sea, then it’s good to know our retirement homes are available with lots of flexible options to help you to move in. As well as the option to buy, many of our retirement homes are available to rent, part buy, part rent or even for shared ownership.

Pre-loved retirement homes by the sea

Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Take a look at our pre-owned retirement properties. Find pre-loved retirement homes by the coast.

McCarthy Stone Community Life

Independent Retirement Living

Our Retirement Living developments for the over 60s offer the very best of independent living with a friendly community on the doorstep.

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Retirement Living Plus

Our Retirement Living PLUS developments offer independence combined with assisted living for the over 70s.

The river Stour running through the West Gate Gardens in Canterbury

Top retirement locations across the UK

From the stunning South West of England to the dramatic scenery of Scotland, our retirement villages are found in all the best places.

Create your next chapter with McCarthy Stone

Whether you hanker for peaceful market towns, quaint rural villages or lively city culture, our retirement properties are located in prime spots close to amenities and transport links. With an award-winning selection of apartments and bungalows, our retirement homes are all-rounders when it comes to services and luxurious facilities designed for your peace of mind.

Find out more about our developments and lifestyle in our FAQs. Want to speak to a member of our team? Send us your questions online or call directly on 0800 201 4811.

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