The Isle of Wight seaside resort of Shanklin has made the top ten of best places to retire.

Although the town missed out on the top spots, which were taken by Salcombe, Devon and Weymouth, Dorset, it came seventh in the survey by retirement house builder Mcarthy and Stone.

It beat Worthing and Hastings and was rated for its “charming thatched cottages”, “brightly coloured beach huts”, “soft sands” and cream teas.