Five Reasons Suffolk is the Ideal Place to Retire To

We all dream of retiring and living the life we have always hoped for, and for many people, that involves a relocation. Suffolk is a popular choice for retirees due to the beautiful landscape, unspoilt coastline, and access to towns such as Ipswich which has all the major chain stores and facilities that are expected in a town of this size.


The scenery in Suffolk draws tourists to the area and beautiful views are part of the attraction for people considering moving to the area. Ness Point in Lowestoft is considered one of the best views in the county and the 200 acres of Nowton Park house a maze, arboretum, and sports facilities as well as a coffee shop for when you are in need of refreshment.

Coastal Towns

Easy access to Suffolk’s beautiful coastline appeals to retirees. Aldeburgh is a traditional resort with shingle and sand beaches overlooked by pretty coloured houses where fishing, golf, and fish and chips are on the menu, and Lowestoft is home to a rows of bright beach huts that can’t fail to lift your spirits. Southwold, with its famous pier, attracts tourists and locals alike, but for a wilder, more natural beach, the rugged beauty of Covehithe is sure to captivate.


Feeling safe is important and as we age it is natural to become more cautious. Suffolk is a very safe part of the UK to live in – it is in the top 20 counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. There is a sense of community, particularly in the more rural areas, which contributes to the sense of stability and gives Suffolk a warm, welcoming appeal.

A Range of Homes

Suffolk is a county with a bit of everything – stunning coastal areas, bustling towns, and rural idylls – and the housing on offer reflects this diversity. From new-build studio flats to unique houses with history, the variety of homes available to buy means there is something to suit every need. If the time has come where you feel having support on hand would be reassuring, Suffolk offers highly respected care homes as well as specialists in Alzheimer’s and dementia at a care home in Bury St Edmunds for those requiring  additional support.


Suffolk has built a reputation for high-quality food in recent years. Unsurprisingly, sea food is fresh and appealing but there are restaurants of all cuisines represented across the county. The larger towns have wider choice, as to be expected, but with new restaurants opening all the time the hospitality industry appears to be going strong. For a more low-key option, Suffolk has embraced café culture, meaning you can enjoy a pot of tea and a slice of cake at one of the many eateries – perfect for people-watching, taking the weight off your feet and recharging your batteries.

Suffolk has much to offer to retirees, so get out there and explore what this wonderful county can give you in your golden years. You’ve earned it!