The conclusion comes in a report from the Bournemouth-based National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA), which says there will be 22million “empty nesters” by that date.

A survey of 1,800 people aged 55-75 reveals that half thought the English coast was as wild and beautiful as any other coastline in the world.

The future is looking great for boomer women, who are at the forefront of a creative explosion of independent solo living! Are you are a big city, small town or country person?

They relocate to find work, romance, education, entertainment, and opportunity!

As we age, our priorities shift and city life starts to look less desirable.

As we did in our 20s, we are questioning fundamentals, challenging the status quo, being stubbornly bohemian and embracing the unconventional.

Boomers are tenaciously breaking down stereotypes about aging and redefining life after 60. Now that we are living longer, healthier and more independent lives, where and how are we all going to live?

“This group is generally better off than the generation below, both in terms of salaries and investments.

Furthermore, they’re happy to travel out of school holidays – 72 per cent avoid July and August – making them an ideal audience for coastal breaks.

“This new report looks at the reasons empty nesters visit the coast, their perceptions and activities and how they plan their trip – use of social media, for example, has risen significantly, with 72 per cent of those aged 55-64 now using the internet on a daily basis.

“However more needs to be done to attract this group.

Given the fact that so many women over 60 are embracing solo living and enjoying their independence and freedom, perhaps it is time for a new kind of retirement community.

Perhaps it’s time for development companies to start building small, hip villages with small individual apartments and communal areas, great connectivity, convenient transportation and necessary services.

Their comments were also interesting and emphatically support the argument that many older women want to simplify, live in a smaller space, stay independent and connect with family and friends through technology.