Coastal Retirement Homes

From your morning dip in the ocean to the festive atmosphere of a seaside resort, a retirement property by the sea is the ideal way to stay relaxed, active and inspired.

Retire to a place where you're surrounded by breath-taking views

Whether you're taking a stroll along a sandy shore or looking out from a cliff-top onto the bays and harbours below, a coastal retirement property can put some of Britain's finest landscapes and vistas right on your doorstep.

You can explore rocky coves, visit sleepy fishing villages, or hike from green hillsides down to the blue waters and fresh sea breeze of countless stretches of golden sands – all of them within easy reach of your brand new home.

If you like the sound of clean air, cool water and scenic views in every direction, take a look at some of our latest retirement homes by the sea.

Start a new adventure in a busy seaside community

Buying a coastal retirement property isn't just about serene beaches and quaint villages. It's also about thriving towns full of events and festivities, where you can mix and mingle with happy holidaymakers and other active retirees.

You'll find bustling piers full of rides and amusements, lively outdoor markets full of fresh food and craft goods, and a local scene that's packed with festivals, concerts and performances all year long.

And perhaps best of all, the seaside is the perfect holiday destination, which is all the more reason for your friends and family to visit!

Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Guest suite


Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

Guest suite


Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

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Relax, stay active and be healthy – all in the same beautiful surroundings

Retiring to the coast can open up all sorts of opportunities for all sorts of lifestyle choices. You can take a refreshing morning swim, sunbathe on the beach, hike up to the cliff-tops or sail a boat around the marina – and you can do it all in a single day.

In fact, research suggests that the closer you live to the sea, the healthier you are. So whether you want to learn to surf, catch a few fish, relax on a boat tour or cycle across the hills, it's easy to keep up an active retirement when you're in a place that's geared towards the great outdoors.

Set yourself up with the best of both worlds

A new home by the sea could be the perfect way to soak up some sun and surround yourself with scenic landscapes. But that doesn't mean you have to be far away from the action.

Lots of our coastal retirement developments are also just a short journey away from major towns and city centres, so you don't have to choose between unspoilt countryside and the bustle of city life.

If you'd like a high-quality property in an idyllic setting that's still within easy reach of a lively urban centre, start your search for a coastal retirement home in a location that's right for you.

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It’s just wonderful here and our social life has completely transformed since we moved in … McCarthy & Stone has made the whole journey easy and stress-free.