Have you always wanted to retire by the beach? Do you dream of leaving the rat race behind for a more relaxed, slow-paced lifestyle? There are a number of retirement villages throughout Australia that are designed for the retire-by-the-beach lifestyle, with many featuring ocean views from your independent villa or serviced apartment. You will also find many retirement villages that are only a couple of minutes’ walk to the local beach.
Imagine a lifestyle that’s just a stone’s throw from sandy beaches, cool sea breezes and fresh seaside air!
Below is a summary of the most popular beachside towns and cities in Australia, as well as links to directory pages so you can find the perfect retirement village for your sand and surf retirement.
Is there a state that says ‘beach’ more than Queensland? This state is famous for its sand, sun and surf lifestyle, with hundreds of towns and cities scattered along its pristine, natural coastline that offers the ultimate beachside retirement.
Victoria is home to many stunning beaches, from the relaxed beachside towns of Torquay to the thriving metropolis of Melbourne. The size of the state means that many of the smaller beachside towns are connected to major metropolitan cities or regional cities by train, or are an easy one or two hour drive away. You can have it all in Victoria!
New South Wales is home to some of the country’s most famous beaches from Bondi Beach in Sydney to the coastal town of Byron Bay. The majority of New South Wales’ towns and cities are built around the coastline, so you will find plenty of options to consider for your retirement by the beach.
South Australia is home to 3,800 kilometres of pristine coastline, with several regions and cities offering great sand, surf, fishing and boating experiences. The great thing about South Australian beaches is that they are so accessible, with the most famous ones close to the Adelaide city centre or only an hour away.
It’s as easy as jumping in the car and you’ll find yourself relaxing on a beach within less than an hour. A few of South Australia’s most famous beaches include Glenelg, Semaphore and the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Western Australia is home to some of the best beaches in the country, with an incredible 12,000 kilometres of natural coastline. The state’s capital Perth is home to 19 white sandy beaches, including its iconic Cottesloe Beach, which is one of the most popular spots in the city for snorkelling, surfing, swimming or enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sunset. Outside of the capital city, you will find more stunning beaches around Margaret River, Bunbury, Mandurah and Busselton.
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