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Best Retirement Developments near the Seaside

Published: 19 March 2018

Retiring to the seaside is not only beautiful and idyllic, but it’s also thought the fresh air can bring many health benefits and improve mental well-being due to the lower levels of pollution, higher levels of sunlight and the increase of negatives irons from the sea.

Professor Amber Pearson, of Michigan State University in the USA, said: “Increased views of blue space is significantly associated with lower levels of psychological distress”.

Living by the coast also encourages us to get out more and enjoy the fresh air, such as taking a leisurely walk along the beach or promenade. If you don’t enjoy walking but want to get out and about, it’s just as nice to find a deck chair on the beach, sea front or promenade and take in the beautiful scenery around you.

Living near the seaside can sometimes be hilly, which may put some people off from retiring there, but many retirement apartments are in flat areas offering easy access, so people with mobility difficulties can manage quite easily.

Whichever seaside resort you’re planning on retiring to in England, here are our top 5 retirement developments all within close proximately to the sea and some even have a sea view thrown in!

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Amelia Court, Worthing, West Sussex 

Amelia Court was built by leading housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone in 2009 and comprises of 63 1 and 2-bedroom luxury retirement apartments. This development has lots to offer, boasting a communal lounge, 3 lifts, dining room, laundry room, library, guest suite, waitress serviced restaurant, 24-hour on-site staff, car park, battery scooter store (with charging points) and a garden. The development is just a stone’s throw from Marine Parade, which runs right across the beach front and takes you straight down to Worthing Pier where you can stop for a cup of tea at the Pavilion Café. Does this take your fancy? View retirement apartments for sale in Worthing and the surrounding area.

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Centenary Place, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Centenary Place is a stylish new development built by McCarthy & Stone in 2015 and comprises of 30 1 and 2-bedroom flats. The development offers a dedicated Concierge, underfloor heating, stylish Club Lounge, communal lounge, laundry room, lift, guest facilities, and a communal landscaped garden.
The development is ideally situated on Southchurch Boulevard with a bus stop close by providing access to Southend Pier. This pier is known as the longest leisure pier in the world. View retirement apartments for sale in Southend-On-Sea and the surrounding area.

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Dean Lodge, Bournemouth, Dorset       

Dean Lodge was built in 2012 and consists of 42 1 and 2-bedroom retirement apartments designed for the over 60’s.
The development has its own Lodge Manager and offers a communal lounge, laundry room, guest facilities, landscaped garden, hairdressing salon, parking, lift and the whole site is accessible by wheelchair. The development is close to the shops of Southbourne and the sea front and is ideal for walks by the sea. View retirement apartments for sale in Bournemouth and the surrounding area.

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Roswell Court, Exmouth, Devon

Roswell Court was built by leading retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone in 2012 and comprises of 54 1 and 2-bedroom retirement apartments and is designed for those aged 70 and over. The development has its own on-site restaurant and 24/7 staffing, 4 lifts, residents lounge, dining room, laundry room, computer room, guest suite with en-suite facilities, landscaped garden, car park and a battery scooter store with a charging point. Exmouth sea front is just a short walk away and some of the apartments in this development are lucky to have their own sea views. View retirement apartments for sale in Exmouth and the surrounding area.

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Brunless Court, Southport, Merseyside 

Brunless Court was built in 2014 by McCarthy & Stone and comprises of 62 1 and 2-bedroom retirement flats. The development is set in ¾ of an acre of private landscaped gardens. The development offers an on-site restaurant, residents lounge, dining room, laundry room, function room, lift and guest suite.
The development is close to Southport beach which enjoys over 22 miles of coastline boasting a number of beautiful beaches. Southport beach has one of the oldest piers in the UK stretching proudly across Southport beach.
View retirement apartments for sale in Southport and the surrounding area.


If living near to the coast just isn’t for you, take a look at other retirement properties we have available across the UK. We have a variety of 1 and 2-bedroom luxury retirement apartments from housebuilders such as McCarthy & Stone, Renaissance and Churchill. To view our latest retirement properties we have for sale visit: or give a member of the team a call on 0800 080 3303.



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