Best Coastal Towns to Retire UK

Best seaside towns to retire in the UK

Have you ever wondered what are the best coastal towns to retire in the UK? A morning dip in the ocean, bracing coastal walks and fish and chips on the pier… a retirement home by the sea is the ultimate dream for many of us. With our stunning coastal retirement properties available to buy, we can help make your dream a reality.

We have cherry-picked some stunning developments located in the most idyllic locations to help you find the perfect coastal retirement home.


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. Our coastal retirement
properties in Dorset, for example, Horizons in Poole, puts you within walking distance of the award-winning beaches, lively port, RSPB Arne and Poole Museum


Best Coastal Towns to Retire UK
Steeped in history, Worthing, West Sussex, is a beautiful seaside town just 10 miles west of its busier big sister Brighton and close to the South Downs National Park. A hotspot among wealthy Georgians and Victorians, it
remains popular for retirement living thanks to its warm climate, five miles of palm-tree lined promenade and the historic Worthing Pier. Located in this popular seaside town are our stunning developments, Triton
House, Neptune House and Amelia Court. Properties for sale in Worthing.


The vibrant seaside town of Exmouth is our pick for the perfect place to retire to in Devon and makes a great base from which to explore the spectacular South West Coastal path and the county’s wild moors. On the edge of the Jurassic Coast, it boasts the Blue Flag Sandy Bay beach as well as a pretty riverside setting along the Exe Estuary. Exmouth is also home to our beautiful developments, Pincombe Court and Roswell Court.


This picturesque seaside town on the Yorkshire Coast is famous for its Victorian Tramway, donkey rides and Scarborough Castle. It also boasts a bustling harbour and glorious sandy beaches, that are easily accessed from the town centre. Located on the edge of Scarborough’s Promenade are our popular developments, North Bay Court and just a short walk from Scarborough’s town centre is Sycamore Court. 


Friendly Hunstanton is the largest of West Norfolk’s seaside resorts and famed for its stunning Blue Flag beach with a red and white striped cliff face, unique green boulders, fossils and rock pools. It’s a great location for lovers of the great outdoors and The Norfolk Coast Path passes close by so you can easily explore the coastline and the surrounding countryside. Hunstanton seaside is home to our retirement community at Hamon Court and popular
development, Eastland Grange.


If you want to combine the joys of fresh sea air and coastal beauty that’s steeped in history, then Tenby makes the perfect retirement destination. The sandy shoreline of Castle Beach stretches along to the ruins of Tenby Castle and the medieval harbour. This charming seaside town is home to our beautiful development, Paxton Court and is the perfect those seeking a seaside retirement.


As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh’s attractions need no introduction, but you may not associate it with coastal retirement homes. However, it has its very own sandy beach at Portobello less than four miles from the centre and it also is near to some dramatic natural coastline. You can reach Aberlady Bay and Nature Reserve, for example, in around an hour on the bus from central Edinburgh. Just a stone’s throw from Portobello Beach is our stunning developments; Jameson Gate and Clifton Mews – both boasting spectacular views. 

Identifying the best coastal towns to retire UK requires a blend of factors such as amenities, community feel, and accessibility. Our guide presents a curated list of destinations that tick these boxes, offering retirees both comfort and an enriching lifestyle. Dive in to discover the ideal spot for your retirement.

For more details on these and our other seaside retirement properties please contact our friendly team.