Harbour Isle in Southwest Florida offers picturesque coastal living for water-loving retirees.

Active adults looking for ideal coastal locations can find fabulous communities on both sides of the country. From California to Florida to hot spots along the East Coast, active adults can find retirement destinations with a wide range of exciting amenities. Here are 10 great coastal communities to consider.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes - Nipomo, CA

Although it is open to all ages, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes appeals to active adults with its impressive clubhouse, fabulous amenities, and luxurious homes. Residents can enjoy dining at Adelina’s Bistro, work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center or relax at the full-service Sandalwood Spa. Resident golfers also enjoy 30 challenging holes at the Monarch Dunes Golf Club.

Ocean Hills Country Club - Oceanside, CA

With over 1,600 homes in a range of sizes, styles, and prices, Ocean Hills Country Club is a tranquil, oceanside retreat for active adults aged 55+. Resort-style amenities include a spacious clubhouse, an 18-hole executive golf course and beautiful grounds with varied recreations including scenic trails for walking and biking.

Harbour Isle - Bradenton, FL

Set on a barrier island on the Anna Maria Sound, Harbour Isle is an ideal gated community for active adults in search of a tropical getaway. Although the community is open to all ages, its spectacular coastal location and clubhouse amenities will appeal to older homebuyers. Water lovers will particularly love the on-site marina.

MiraBay - Apollo Beach, FL

MiraBay enjoys a prime location alongside the 1,300-acre Wolf Branch Creek Nature Preserve, just minutes from the Tampa Bay. This open-age community features an amenity-rich clubhouse and low-maintenance homes built by several different developers. New homebuyers even have the option of choosing fully custom built homes.

Venetian Falls - Venice, FL

Built by Centex Homes, Venetian Falls offers affordable homes in a setting that feels like a luxury resort. Although the community is just 10 minutes from the beach, residents can also enjoy many on-site amenities in the spacious clubhouse. Highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming pools, sports courts, and an Internet cafe.


Del Webb Ponte Vedra is a gated Florida active adult community just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Del Webb Ponte Vedra - Ponte Vedra, FL

In Northeast Florida, Del Webb Ponte Vedra offers active adults resort-style living in a fabulous coastal location just 20 minutes from Jacksonville. The 38,000 square-foot clubhouse features a wide range of indoor and outdoor amenities, including swimming pools, hobby and game rooms, sports courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, fishing lakes, and a nature preserve.

Sun City Hilton Head - Bluffton, SC

With over 8,000 homes, Sun City Hilton Head is the largest active adult community in South Carolina. In addition to being set in a popular resort destination, this beautiful development offers many on-site attractions including a 45-acre Village Center with recreational and social amenities, restaurants, a performing arts center and 54 holes of golf.

Del Webb at Cane Bay - Summerville, SC 

Highlighting its historic setting, Del Webb Charleston features elegant homes with inviting front porches and spacious floor plans. Active adult living is supported with amenities that feature a 20,000 square-foot clubhouse, an outdoor pool with beach entry, sports courts, a pet park and a fitness center with high-end exercise equipment.

Four Seasons at Harbor Bay - Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Built by K. Hovnanian, Four Seasons at Harbor Bay is just minutes from Atlantic City and the famous Jersey Shore. This location is perfect for East Coast active adults who want a coastal retirement without relocating too far south. Resort-style amenities include hobby and game rooms, sports courts and a fitness center. Resident golfers also enjoy the on-site driving range and putting green.

Greenbriar Oceanaire - Waretown, NJ

Just two miles from Barnegat Bay, Greenbriar Oceanaire is a golf and country club community that welcomes active adults with resort-style amenities including an 18-hole golf course and a 38,000 square-foot clubhouse. In addition to a wide range of social and recreational opportunities, residents love the spacious homes with open floor plans and luxurious master bedroom suites.