Retire To Be Beside The Seaside

Alexa Moore

Alexa Moore



Why the seaside?

Ever dreamt about making a move to be closer to the sea? Are you a new retiree or are you fast approaching retirement?

It may or may not have crossed your mind but downsizing often crops up in conversation. It is often seen a popular choice for those that want to travel more or cut back on the time and money they spend on their house.

Whether you choose to downsize to be by the coast or to a new retire-to destination or one a little closer to family, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Here’s are six of our retirement properties by the sea...

  • Scarborough: Recently nominated in the Telegraph as a hotspot to retire to, this charming seaside resort is being reinvented as a centre for the creative arts and is home to the playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. A wonderful promenade, coastal walks and an alluring castle add to the mix.
  • North Bay Court: This Later Living development has two facades, one on North Marine Drive and one on Queen's Parade, which overlooks the North Bay, and is located just a short distance from Scarborough’s Manor Gardens, Peasholm Park and Theatre.
  • St Andrews: Home to the world’s most famous golf course, St Andrews also boast Scotland’s oldest university (and where Kate and Wills studied), stunning white sand coastline and the evocative ruins of the medieval cathedral and castle.
  • Scholars Gate: Centrally located in the Abbey Walk area, this Later Life development is close to the main shopping area which is blessed with cobbled streets and independent shops and restaurants.
  • Llandudno: Llandudno is renowned for its Victorian and Edwardian elegance. It’s the largest resort in Wales, nestled between the headlands of the Great and Little Ormes and boasting award-winning beaches.
  • Cwrt Gloddaeth is a stunning development of 44 one and two bedroom Later Living apartments on Gloddaeth Street in Llandudno. Perfectly located for town centre shopping along with the seafront and the Great Orme, an area designated as a Special Area of Conservation, it’s all only a short walk from the site.  
  • Eastbourne: With its traditional Victorian seafront, popular pier and award-winning beaches – not to mention famous Beachy Head and the spectacular South Downs right on its doorstep – this East Sussex town is unbeatable for its natural beauty and charm.
  • Martello Court: This Later Living development is located less than a mile from Eastbourne town centre, so is the ideal place for those looking for a retirement property in East Sussex. Boasting a fantastic coastal location the seafront and beaches are easily accessible at less than a mile’s distance from the development.
  • Newport, Isle of Wight: The capital of this family-friendly, bucket-and-spade island is just five miles south of Cowes and its famous annual sailing regatta. Dating back some 800 years, Newport was once a busy port and still retains quaint, narrow streets and a riverside quay.
  • Somers Brook Court: In an ideal central location, this Assisted Living development has beautiful landscaped gardens and a table service restaurant. With south facing balconies and views at the rear of the development overlooking Lukely Brook.
  • St Ives: With a sub-tropical climate and miles of sandy beaches, this arty corner of Cornwall is a perfect destination. St Ives is a beautiful town and boasts the Tate St Ives and a lively restaurant scene.
  • San Lorenzo Court, Carbis Bay: This Later Living development opened this year and is just a mile from St Ives, set back from the stunning Blue Flag sandy beach at Carbis Bay.  

If you’ve thought about moving to a new area but feel nervous about the prospect, you don’t need to worry as the McCarthy & Stone team will help you feel at home and with a house manager on hand you’ll get plenty of chances to get to know your new neighbours at your own pace. Contact our customer enquiry team on 0800 919132.

The number of McCarthy & Stone developments is set to increase in the next two years, giving you even more choice.

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