Living on the Isle of Wight
Retire to an island that’s packed with natural beauty
With ancient castles, dramatic cliffs and more than 50 miles of picturesque coastline to explore, the Isle of Wight could be the perfect place for you to retire to. Our high-quality retirement properties on the Isle of Wight provide you with everything you need to enjoy a full and active retirement. With local amenities on the doorstep and all the best attractions close by, they offer the perfect blend for anyone looking to enjoy their golden years.
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Lifestyle on the Isle of Wight
With royal residences, military castles and a deep maritime tradition, there's a huge amount of history to uncover around the Isle of Wight. You'll find medieval and military history at the Carisbrooke Castle Museum near Newport, prehistoric fossils and life-sized models at Dinosaur Isle and countless ancient artefacts and mosaics at the excavated Roman Villa in Brading.
You can also take a tour of the summer home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the 19th century Osborne House, ride through miles of scenic countryside on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway or see the artillery fort built by Henry VIII at Yarmouth Castle.
Across the island, you’ll find a network of inter-connected towns and villages. All of these are on the doorstep of our retirement properties on the Isle of Wight, and each has a vibrant community for you to join. You’ll discover a number of local clubs such as the Isle of Wight Community Club and the Ventnor Social Club, which are the perfect places to take up a new hobby or make new friends.
You can also catch live music and drama at the historic Shanklin Theatre, visit a huge range of animals at the Isle of Wight Zoo, or get involved in the island's calendar of award-winning events, such as The Isle of Wight Festival or the Ventnor Fringe arts festival.
From the peaceful beaches and bays of the Isle of Wight coastline to the immense views from its famous chalk ridges, it's no wonder that more than half of the island has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You can wander through the waterfalls and trees of the coastal ravine at Shanklin Chine, explore the Ventnor Botanic Garden, see the towering chalk stacks that make up The Needles or relax on the many unspoilt beaches around the area, such as the sleepy fishing bay at Steephill Cove or the sandy shores of Ryde Beach.
Whether you're looking for active sports or a lifestyle that's full of fresh air and open spaces, you'll find all sorts of ways to keep up an active retirement on the Isle of Wight. You can swim, surf and sail around dozens of beaches and bays, hike across more than 500 miles of rural footpaths, or explore the island's magnificent landscapes with over 200 miles of challenging and leisurely cycling routes.
If you like the sound of a coastal retirement property surrounded by blue water and golden sands, take a look at some of our retirement properties on the Isle of Wight.
A Full Range of Lifestyle Options
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