We do like to be beside the seaside…

05 June 2014

Retiring by the seaside remains an ever popular choice as our latest sales have confirmed. 

Five out of ten of our best-selling developments this year are in coastal locations - Seaford, Hythe, Porthcawl, Llandudno and Eastbourne. To meet this strong demand, we are offering the widest selection of seaside retirement developments across the UK, with properties at 39 coastal locations.

With a study by the European Centre for Environment and Human Heath* finding that people are more likely to have good health the closer they live to the sea, retiring by the coast also appears to be a sensible choice.

Our Seaford development is a great example as 86% of the apartments have been reserved off-plan which is fantastic and shows just how popular retiring by the sea continues to be. One of the latest seaside developments to be launched is in Tenby, in Pembrokeshire.  With it’s stunning sea views over north beach and the harbour, Paxton Court will comprise 36 one and two bedroom retirement apartments.

All of our properties are ideal for those looking for independence in an environment which offers companionship, privacy and security, and with 39 coastal locations available - the choice couldn’t be better for those wishing to smell the sea air.  

For those wanting on-site domestic support Assisted Living bridges the gap between conventional retirement living and a residential home by offering a range of additional and flexible features including optional 24-hour care and a restaurant to help people retain their independence and home ownership.

At Hythe, near Southampton, over 75% of the 36 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments at Haven Court have been sold off-plan. This small market town has a lovely waterfront, offering a panoramic view of the Solent and its cruise liners, motor boats and yachts. Remaining apartments are priced from £322,950.

In Porthcawl, Wales, Middleton Court comprises 60 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments and is just a short walk from the vibrant town centre and promenade.  With a stylish nautical theme, some apartments featuring deck-like balconies and the development has been carefully designed to maximise stunning sea views. Prices start from £150,950.

At Llandudno, Cwrt Gloddaeth is a stunning development of 44 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments at one of the largest and most loved seaside resorts in Wales. Available apartments start from £151,950.

In the busy coastal town of Eastbourne, Martello Court, offers a range of one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments also close to surrounding areas such as Old Town, Pevensey, East Dean, Willingdon, Hampden Park and Beachy Head. Available apartments start at £183,950.

Other McCarthy & Stone developments currently available within easy reach of the sea include Scarborough, St. Ives, Littlehampton and St. Andrews. For details on all coastal developments for sale nationwide please call 0800 919132.


*European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, June 2012. The study was based on 2001 census data.

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