Seaton

Seaton Information Centre, The Underfleet, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2TB

Tel: 01297 21660

Seaton Beach

About

Famous for its heritage tram railway, Seaton lies at the centre of the East Devon Jurassic Coast and is an excellent walking base for the South West Coast Path and East Devon Way.

The red Triassic rock of the Jurassic Coast welcomes visitors on the approach to Seaton where the mile long sand and shingle beach is bordered by a broad promenade perfect for taking the sea air.

If you want to get really close to the birds and wildlife on the estuary, try one of the five hides on the Axe Estuary Wetlands, or enjoy a walk along several miles of footpath network (much of which is wheelchair friendly).

Seaton is excellent for walkers with stunning views of the East Devon Jurassic Coast from the South West Coast Path including the Dowlands Landslip, one of the largest in Britain. It occurred on Christmas Day 1839, and was a great tourist attraction, even viewed by Queen Victoria. Also known as the Undercliff, the site stretches from nearby Axmouth to Lyme Regis in a vast area now colonised by woodland - the closest equivalent to a rainforest in the UK. Seaton is also located on the East Devon Way, a complete contrast with tranquil rural landscapes.

Seaton itself has much deeper roots than many seaside towns, and was particularly important in Roman times with impressive remains such as a major Roman villa site at Honeyditches. Other interesting Roman finds can be seen at the small friendly Axe Valley Heritage Museum on the top floor of Seaton Town Hall.

Seaton's main attraction is the Seaton Tramway. This fleet of gleaming lovingly restored heritage trams makes a nostalgic progress along the three mile narrow gauge electric tramway through the beautiful Axe Valley with stops at Colyford and Colyton, a fascinating medieval settlement known as the most rebellious town in Devon!

Seaton Tramway Birdwatching Specials are very popular as the mud flats and salt marshes are home to a thriving population of waders and ducks including curlew, redshank, oystercatcher, dunlin, shelduck, teal and widgeon, while the Santa Specials as Christmas approaches are a magical experience for young children and all the family.

Directions

Road Directions

By Road: The A303, M5 are all within easy reach.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail: Seaton is just 5 miles from Axminster Station with trains running every hour to London Waterloo. Honiton station is 11 miles away.

By Air: Exeter Airport is just 20 miles drive away.

Public transport: There are good bus and rail connections around Seaton.

Buses: The X53 Jurassic Coastal Service connects Seaton with towns along the Jurassic Coast for some great days out.

Local buses 52A and 52B Services connect to Sidmouth, Honiton and Exeter. Stagecoach 20 runs from Seaton to Taunton. Local route 899 connects to Sidmouth, and 885 to Axminster via Colyton. Timetables are available at Seaton TiC.  For routes, bus pass details and specific timetable information, check Devon County Council’s  website.

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Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking for disabled visitors

Towns & Villages

  • ATM
  • Farmers market
  • Information Centre
  • Museum
  • Public toilets
  • Supermarket
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

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