Reasons to retire by the sea

Reasons to retire by the sea

Revel in the fresh sea air

Research shows that living by the sea and taking in the sea air can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Sea air tends to be cleaner and fresher, with higher levels of oxygen, which can lead to improved sleep. As well as experiencing and enjoying the calming sounds of the ocean and more open space, moving away from the pollution and bustle of big cities can help you to feel safer, refreshed and revitalised. Plus, it’s been proven that the negative ions in sea air will also increase your body’s ability to store oxygen and balance serotonin levels, helping you to feel happier and healthier, as your body feels relaxed and rejuvenated.

Eastbourne pier

A great place for family & friends to visit

Whether you’re living in Eastbourne near its famous pier, or in Highcliffe with its breath-taking ocean views, a retirement home by the coast means you’re in the perfect location for family and friends to visit.

Take your grandchildren down to the beach to build sand castles and explore the rock pools, or relax with loved ones at the nearby beach side restaurant. Not forgetting that you’ll find the best fish & chips on the coast!

With an abundance of things to see and do, when you retire to the coast, you and your loved ones will get to enjoy your lovely new surroundings together.


The UK has an abundance of exceptional coastal scenery! With over 7,000 miles of coastline to enjoy, with every area packed with historical points of interest, fascinating coastal formations and picturesque views, you’ll never get bored of life by the sea.

When retiring to one of our coastal retirement properties, you can choose from discovering some of the best beaches in the UK, such as Sandbanks in Poole and Lyme Bay in Torquay. Or, why not explore the charming and picturesque countryside locations nearby such as the New Forest in Hampshire.

When retiring to the coast, you’ll never tire of the beautiful scenery surrounding you.

Enjoy a variety of activities

Retiring by the sea is more than just golden sandy beaches and fish and chips. You’ll never be short of activities to enjoy that are right on your doorstep! Down on the South Coast, you will find some of the best walking routes the UK has to offer. Or maybe you’re a sailor and fancy jumping aboard a boat for the day? When you retire to the coast, you can decide just how you want to live your life, whether that’s a more active retirement or a relaxing lifestyle.

Have you dreamed of retiring by the sea? Do you want to escape the hustle and bustle of your town or city? Begin your search for your coastal retirement home with Churchill, so you can start enjoying the feeling of golden sand between your toes and the fresh sea breeze sooner!

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