A unique seaside town in East Devon, Seaton sits on the Jurassic Coast and Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. It offers natural wonders, family adventures, sporting opportunities and a large variety of places to eat, drink and relax. The famous South West Coast Path – one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world- is easily accessible as well as the spectacular River Axe and Axe Valley wetlands.
During the current period of #Lockdown, whilst our attractions, accommodation and hospitality businesses cannot give you the warm welcome they normally would. Why not explore what Seaton has to offer during your daily exercise. Following are three wonderful ways to explore Seaton and the surrounding area.
Seaton Discovery Points Leaflet : Explore and discover these four wonderful installations. All can be reached by foot and this leaflet explains where they are and why they are there!
Around Seaton Heritage Trail Leaflet: This 5 mile circular walk (or do shorter versions of it over several days) is a wonderful way to get to know the fantastic town of Seaton.
A Walk to Goat Island – The Great Chasm: A wonderful way to explore the SW Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast. Walk from Seaton to Goat Island and possibly explore all the way to Lyme Regis. Imagine the scene in 1839 when the island was formed…
A friendly place with a big heart, Seaton welcomes thousands of visitors each year who come for it’s beautiful coastline, top tourist attractions, peaceful landscapes, traditional seaside activities; shops and more adventurous outdoor endeavours such as steep coastal walks, kayaking and of course the annual Grizzly run!
Top Attractions including:
Seaton Jurassic where you can travel back in time 200 million years and discover how creatures have had to adapt and evolve to survive.
Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley.
Seaton Wetlands nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river Axe, home to an abundance of wildlife.
Seaton Museum with an outstanding collection of historic photographs of the area
Seaton Cliff Field Gardens and Labyrinth. A garden with plants that thrive in a maritime setting a full size 11 circuit labyrinth and a boules Court as well as spectacular views out to sea.
Gateway Theatre – a hive of activity showing, films, live shows and music events.
Seaton is home to many independent shops that make a wander through its streets a real delight and with plenty of parking too!
With lots of cafes and eateries in and around Seaton serving everything from traditional award winning fish and chips, to excellent vegetarian food and good pub food – you certainly won’t go hungry.
Seaton is home to outdoor sports – such as kayaking and paddle boarding, sailing, wildlife watching, rockpool rambles and of course great walking both inland and along the coastal path, Seaton is fast becoming a beacon for all who love the great outdoors. Pop into or call the Tourist Information Centre at Seaton Jurassic to find out more.
There is lots to discover and enjoy in the surrounding villages and towns near Seaton
Beer – stroll down Beer’s pretty high street and browse the art galleries and shops before coming to one of the most iconic beaches in East Devon with summer beach cafes, fishing boats and fresh fish shack.
Axmouth on the River Axe estuary is worth a visit to its quaint church, country pubs and stunning views over the river.
Branscombe boasts the longest village in all of England! Set in beautiful countryside with great walks, and a picturesque beach.
Colyton is an ancient market town with a wealth of historical buildings.
Our friendly staff at the Tourist Information Centre at Seaton Jurassic will be happy to help you plan your trip.
From March – October, we are open 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm.
Please call to check our winter opening times.