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Living in Bournemouth
A seaside resort with a relaxing beach and plenty to discover
With miles of sandy beach to explore, this bustling resort town is an ideal place to find the perfect coastal retirement property. From the Oceanarium to Bournemouth’s iconic pier, you’ll find famous landmarks, a storied history and word-class culture right on the doorstep when you relocate to one of our retirement properties in Bournemouth.
Lifestyle in Bournemouth
From the ballets, operas and West End shows of the Pavilion Theatre to the exhibitions and displays of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, there's plenty to see and do around our retirement properties in Bournemouth.
You can explore the grounds at Highcliffe Castle, watch dance, comedy and orchestral performances at The Lighthouse in Poole, or see marine wildlife up close at the Bournemouth Oceanarium. As you'd expect from a coastal resort town, there are plenty of activities to keep younger family members busy when they come to visit, too.
Bournemouth is a thriving community hub with lots to offer active retirees. You'll find all of your favourite brands and restaurants in the pedestrianised town centre, as well as a wide range of retro boutiques in the vintage quarter on Christchurch Road. If you venture just beyond the town centre, you can also discover a number of specialised shops and cafés in the affluent Westbourne district.
If you’d rather get away from the crowds, then you can relax in the restaurants of the Poole Quay, where you can watch yacht racing and power boating out on the harbour, or even try your hand at canoeing with some new and like-minded friends. The harbour is also just a short walk to the peaceful Holes Bay, where you can relax with some fishing or kayaking, or see the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's training school.
There are seven miles of beautiful coastline to discover in Bournemouth, from the award-winning beach at Fisherman's Walk, to the amusements and cafés of the Bournemouth Pier. There’s also more than 2,000 acres of beautiful gardens and parks around the area, including the famous Lower, Central and Upper Gardens, which take you all the way from the seafront into the trees.
These stunning sights are just one of the reasons why millions of people choose to visit this beautiful town each year. Luckily for you, when you live at one of our retirement properties in Bournemouth, you’ll be able to see these impressive locations every day.
Beyond Bournemouth itself, it's only a few miles to the nearby coastal town of Poole. Here you can explore Europe's largest natural harbour, relax on an award-winning beach, or follow one of many historic heritage trails. You can even take a trip to the National Trust-owned Brownsea Island.
On the other side of Bournemouth, and just as close by, you can visit Christchurch, where you'll find the Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Christchurch Castle, and the 200-square-mile New Forest National Park.
If you're looking for a high-quality retirement by the sea, take a look at some of our fantastic retirement properties in Bournemouth.
A Full Range of Lifestyle Options
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