Retire in Dorset and experience miles of beaches and unspoilt countryside
Sandy beaches, dramatic coastline, beautiful countryside, Dorset really does have everything you need for an enjoyable retirement. Stretching between bustling Bournemouth in the East and historic Lyme Regis in the west, and north to Shaftesbury and Gillingham, Dorset stands as one of the most desirable counties to retire in.
Things to do in Dorset
There’s so much to enjoy in and around the county, but if you’re not familiar with the local area, here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.
The county of Dorset is home to not just the best beaches in the country, but arguably some of the best beaches in Europe. Dorset has 15 Blue Flag beaches to its name as of 2019, including Sandbanks, Fisherman’s Walk, Canford Cliffs, Weymouth and many more, as well as the piers in Bournemouth and Boscombe for some unmissable days out in your retirement.
The Jurassic Coast is a hugely popular tourist destination in Britain, drawing visitors from across the globe. You can enjoy the beauty of the Jurassic Coast with a Dorset retirement, with miles of breathtaking coastal paths and landmarks to explore, including Old Harry Rocks, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and more.
As well as the natural landmarks like Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks, Dorset also boasts some interesting historic landmarks and exhilarating walks. One such example is the ruins of Corfe Castle, one of Dorset’s most iconic locations, and as well as the many coastal walks, Dorset also offers lots of quiet rural countryside to explore.
Dorset has the advantage of being both wild and rural in places, but also home to some modern towns with everything you could want from “city” life. Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth all offer traditional high streets and shopping centres to visit, as well as cinemas, leisure centres, markets, museums and more.
Your Dorset Retirement Home
All our Dorset retirement apartments will provide you with everything you need to relax and unwind in your retirement years. Whether you’re befriending the other residents in the communal Owners’ Lounge or relaxing with a good book in the gardens, you’ll always feel at home with one of our Dorset retirement apartments.
The facilities at your Dorset retirement apartment are second to none, and your dedicated Lodge Manager means there’s always a familiar face nearby to answer any questions you may have. You’ll be located close to shops, doctor’s surgeries, banks, bakers, butchers and all the other conveniences you would expect to find in a county like Dorset.
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To find out more about our retirement developments in the nearby area, you can view the individual properties, or contact our friendly team to have a discussion about your specific requirements.