That’s the claim of this article which suggests the sea air in places like Bexhill plays a big part in the residents longevity. In a recent census Bexhill has been found to have more residents over the age of 100 than any other town. In fact there are 66 people over the age of 100 in the borough of Rother which encompasses Bexhill. There are also a further 1,722 residents in their 90s and 7,000 in their 80’s. Whilst this does make interesting reading, I wonder whether the ageing population in the area is simply down to the fact that Bexhill is simply a popular place to retire.