Retirement homes on the Isle of Wight

With ancient castles, dramatic cliffs and more than 50 miles of picturesque coastline to explore, the Isle of Wight could be the perfect place to find a high-quality retirement property by the sea.

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Retire to an island that's packed with rural beauty

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 is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You can wander through the waterfalls and trees of the coastal ravine at Shanklin Chine, see the towering chalk stacks that make up the iconic 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.

If you like the sound of a coastal retirement property surrounded by blue water and golden sands, take a look at some of our latest retirement homes on the Isle of Wight.

Explore a part of England that's rich with history and heritage

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 can 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.

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.

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As if moving into my beautiful new apartment wasn’t enough, everything that led up to the move was handled by McCarthy & Stone. I couldn’t believe how easy it all turned out to be; I was left with just two boxes to unpack which suited me and Meira just fine.

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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Going out on the Isle of Wight

Whether you're looking for active sports or exciting events, you’ll find plenty in the Isle of Wight.

You can 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 Isle of Arts Festival in Ventnor.

And if you'd rather live a lifestyle that's full of fresh air and open spaces, you'll find all sorts of ways to keep up an active retirement. 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.