Stay, Play, Explore
No matter the weather, you’ll find some great things to do in Seaton. Spend a day or two visiting Seaton Jurassic, Seaton Tramway and our beautiful Seaton Wetlands. Discover our Parks and Gardens where you’ll fin the Labyrinth and the Time Line (rubbings), or enjoy our culture at Seaton Museum and The Gateway our entertainment hub.
Esplanade and Seafront
A great place to walk with its flat promenade, plentiful seating, wheelchair friendly access, ice-cream huts and beachside cafes, it provides easy access to the mile long gently sloping beach. Stretching from Axmouth Harbour to the Chine its beautiful views across Lyme Bay to the striking white chalk landmark Beer Head and east to the Undercliff Nature Reserve are impressive. Town centre shops are a short walk away with some great independent retailers.
Seaton Labyrinth & Geological Timeline
Take a stroll up from the seafront to Cliff Field Gardens and discover the Labyrinth. Constructed to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the town, its 11 circuits and 60 foot diameter reveal 185 million years of evolution. Running alongside the path in the Gardens is our Geological Timeline which was created by Seaton Town Council with additional funding from Devon County Council and Fields in Trust. The Timeline tells the story of the Earth, beginning with the formation of our planet 4600 million years ago, and using time intervals to describe key events in the evolution of life from its earliest stages to the emergence of humans. It’s a great place to do stone rubbings.
South West Coast Path
Cliff Field Gardens leads to the home of Britain’s longest and most popular National Trail, The South West Coast Path. For a more adventurous hike access the Coast Path via the steps next to the café on Seaton’s West Walk.
With 5 hides, nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalks through beautiful marshland and meadows alongside the River Axe, Seaton Wetlands is great for exploring and watching wildlife. Their new Stop Line Way cycle path is perfect for anyone with limited mobility. Toilet facilities on site and off road mobility scooter hire is available.
The Tramway’s narrow gauge heritage trams run through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside and two nature reserves between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton. Travelling by tram, it’s a fun day out!
The Gateway is an all-round centre for entertainment and community events. Situated in the heart of Seaton it offers live music, comedy, drama and the latest in live streaming from the National Theatre, Met Opera, RSC, and the Bolshoi Ballet.
Don’t miss a visit to the museum in Fore Street while you’re in Seaton. Full of informative exhibits and information it reveals Seaton’s rich history – occupied from Neolithic times and believed to be situated at the end of the Roman Fosse Way.
Seaton Jurassic is Seaton’s newest attraction and Devon Wildlife Trust’s first flagship visitor centre. Visit and you’ll go on a journey through time, over land and underwater, to worlds familiar and alien. You decide where and how far to go! Keep up to date by signing up to their e-newsletter and following them on Twitter and Facebook.