Retirement homes in Eastbourne

With miles of Heritage Coast, a preserved Victorian seafront and with Brighton just a few miles away, a retirement property near Eastbourne is a top spot for new seaside adventures.

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Retire to a coastal resort surrounded by blue waters and green hills

From the farmsteads and fields of the High Weald down to the massive expanse of the English Channel coastline, there's plenty of natural beauty to uncover near Eastbourne.

You can follow the path along the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain at Beachy Head, swim, sail and fish off the south-east coast, or hike across more than 600 square miles of tranquil landscapes and diverse wildlife in the South Downs National Park.

If you'd like to find a high-quality home where you don't have to choose between rolling hills and picturesque beaches, take a look at some of our coastal retirement properties near Eastbourne.

Explore a bustling town with an historic seafront

Whether you're looking for impressive architecture or military history, Eastbourne's packed with historic sites and curious collections.

You can admire the Victorian hotels and buildings of the seaside resort that was developed by the Duke of Devonshire in the 19th century, take a stroll along the 1,000-foot long Eastbourne Pier, or go a few miles down the road to Hastings Castle and its historic battlefield.

You'll find the largest military museum in south-east England at the Eastbourne Redoubt coastal fort, thousands of social history exhibits at the Museum of Shops, and over 4,000 works of historic, modern and contemporary art at the Towner Gallery in Devonshire Park.

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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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Heading out around Eastbourne

With top-class theatres, outdoor performances and plenty of ways to keep up an active retirement, you won't be short of things to keep you busy near Eastbourne.

You can catch comedy and musicals at the 130-year-old Royal Hippodrome Theatre, see over 150 outdoor concerts a year at the 1,600-capacity Eastbourne Bandstand, or travel a few miles down the road for the busy nightlife and regular festivals and events of Brighton.

And if you'd rather spend your retirement in fresh air and open spaces, you'll find kayaking, sailing and surfing all along the Sussex coast, countless miles of hiking and cycling routes to explore across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and more than 60 golf courses and tennis clubs to discover around the area.

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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.