Dog-Friendly Seaton

Are you looking forward to a summer exploring Devon’s coast? If you are bringing your four-legged friend in tow, not only can dogs play on the second beach zone all year round in Seaton, there are plenty of welcoming businesses that they can visit with you too.

 

Here is a list of all dog-friendly Seaton businesses:

 

Café / Restaurant / Pub

  • Coast Café Bar, The Esplanade – Sit outside on Coast Café Bars provided seating and they will provide your pooch with dog biscuits
  • Seaton Eats Boutique, Jubilee Gardens – outdoor street food market
  • Passiflora Wellbeing, Cross Street – plant-based café
  • Pebbles Coffee House, Marine Place
  • The Hat, Queen Street – micropub that welcomes well behaved dogs
  • The Malthouse Pub, Queen Street

 

Retailer

  • Brogan Buzec Lifestyle, Fore Street – home wear, women’s wear and accessories shop, which also stocks a gorgeous range of handmade dog harnesses, leads, collars and accessories
  • The Emporium, Fore Street – stockist of quality Devon produce and low-fat dog treats, the team will also provide fresh cold water for your dog alongside doggy doo bags in case of an emergency
  • So Sophie, The Grove – Interiors shop, Poppy the shop dog also loves to meet other four-legged visitors
  • Luxy Locks Aveda Salon, Fore Street – hair salon which welcomes client’s dogs, the team will also take them for a quick walk when your colour is developing
  • Paperchain, Beer Road – card shop
  • Seaton & District Hospital League of Friends, Fore Street – charity shop with dog treats on hand
  • Coastal Craft Collective, Marine Place – welcome dogs into their craft and gift shop, and are also happy for calm dogs who are comfortable in groups to attend workshops with their owners
  • Seaton Print & Design Ltd, Fore Street – commercial printer
  • Amber Home of Colour, Marine Place – interiors and gift shop with biscuits and water always on offer, alongside a lot of fuss from the owner
  • Itemdrop, Queen Street – game shop
  • British Red Cross charity shop, Fore Street – supply dog treats
  • WHSmith Local & Post Office – Harbour Road
  • Sound Bytes, Marine Place – music shop

 

Accommodation

  • Manor Farm Caravan Site, Seaton Down Hill

 

Attractions

  • Seaton Tramway & Cafe, Harbour Road

Itemdrop – Kill Team Tournament

Itemdrop, Seaton’s independent gaming store, is pleased to announce their first Kill Team tournament, part of their ongoing effort to create a social space for gamers in southeast Devon.

Kill Team is a quick-paced and exciting tabletop game that provides all the action, depth, and hobby opportunities of other tabletop wargames at only a fraction of the investment of time and money that those other games demand.

There’s still plenty of time for anyone who wants to get involved; if anyone has any questions about Kill Team or about the Tournament, or would like to try out a demonstration game of Kill Team at their convenience, they should contact killteam@itemdrop.co.uk. Those who register for the Tournament (see details below) will be eligible to win the grand prize, £100 worth of Games Workshop models chosen by the winner, or any of the secondary prizes. Those who would like to come but not register will be free to play demonstration games with their team or learn to paint a miniature they can take home (with prior signup).

Details:
Location: Eyre Court Hotel, 2 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon EX12 2NY
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15th, 2019, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration: Registration for the tournament closes June 14th
Cost: Attendance at the tournament is free, as is participation in demonstration games or painting tutorials. Registration to play in the tournament itself costs £10. To register, email killteam@itemdrop.co.uk. gamers in southeast Devon. Kill Team is a quick-paced and exciting tabletop game that provides all the action, depth, and hobby opportunities of other tabletop wargames at only a fraction of the investment of time and money that those other games demand. It’s great both for people who would like to try out wargaming for the first time and for veteran players looking for a match that can be resolved in under an hour and a team that can be built and painted in whatever spare time they have. There’s still plenty of time for anyone who wants to get involved; if anyone has any questions about Kill Team or about the Tournament, or would like to try out a demonstration game of Kill Team at their convenience, they should contact killteam@itemdrop.co.uk. Those who register for the Tournament (see details below) will be eligible to win our grand prize, £100 worth of Games Workshop models chosen by the winner, or any of our secondary prizes. Those who would like to come but not register will be free to play demonstration games with our team or learn to paint a miniature they can take home (with prior signup).

Details:
Location: Eyre Court Hotel, 2 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon EX12 2NY
Date/Time: Saturday, June 15th, 2019, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration: Registration for the tournament closes June 14th
Cost: Attendance at the tournament is free, as is participation in demonstration games or painting tutorials. Registration to play in the tournament itself costs £10. To register, email killteam@itemdrop.co.uk.

Seaton Cycle Fest Returns

Stunning coastal setting hosts fast-paced town centre races

Race Day: Sunday 7th July 2019

 

The successful Seaton Cycle Fest returns for its fourth year on Sunday 7th July. Seaton Cycle Fest is held in the beautiful Devon seaside town and includes fast and furious criterium races for all ages.

 

Race Day, on Sunday 7th July, sees some of the best riders from the region and beyond taking part in a series of fast-paced criterium races covering a 1.2km circuit following the long, flat seafront as well as a sharp ascent and tricky technical descent.  Race categories include youth, juniors, men and women, throughout the day. For the first time, this year will see the introduction of a veteran’s race for racers over 40 years old.

 

Brandon Ellis, organiser of the Race Day says, “The Cycle Fest is back for its fourth year and will be even bigger and better for 2019. All the races will be judged by chip timing this year and we have added a race for riders over 40. The race continues to attract the cream of British Cycling. Past winners have included internationals Will Tidball and Lauren Dolan, local pro rider George Fowler, and last year our main race winner was Steve Lampier one of the most experienced professional riders on the UK circuit. We are also hoping to introduce a community event in conjunction with British Cycling, our sponsors and Seaton’s local cycling club Axe Valley Pedallers.”

 

Spectators can also enjoy family entertainment, food and delicious snacks and art and crafts in the Festival Village. Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout Cycle Fest in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

 

Seaton Cycle Fest is organised by Seaton Town Council in association with 1st Chard Wheelers and British Cycling.

Race entries can be made at: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/194639/Seaton-Cycle-Fest-Town-Centre-Races-Round-5-of-the-South-West-Circuit-Series

 

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

Seaton Cycle Fest Returns

Stunning coastal setting hosts fast-paced town centre races

Race Day: Sunday 7th July 2019

 

The successful Seaton Cycle Fest returns for its fourth year on Sunday 7th July. Seaton Cycle Fest is held in the beautiful Devon seaside town and includes fast and furious criterium races for all ages.

 

Race Day, on Sunday 7th July, sees some of the best riders from the region and beyond taking part in a series of fast-paced criterium races covering a 1.2km circuit following the long, flat seafront as well as a sharp ascent and tricky technical descent.  Race categories include youth, juniors, men and women, throughout the day. For the first time, this year will see the introduction of a veteran’s race for racers over 40 years old.

 

Brandon Ellis, organiser of the Race Day says, “The Cycle Fest is back for its fourth year and will be even bigger and better for 2019. All the races will be judged by chip timing this year and we have added a race for riders over 40. The race continues to attract the cream of British Cycling. Past winners have included internationals Will Tidball and Lauren Dolan, local pro rider George Fowler, and last year our main race winner was Steve Lampier one of the most experienced professional riders on the UK circuit. We are also hoping to introduce a community event in conjunction with British Cycling, our sponsors and Seaton’s local cycling club Axe Valley Pedallers.”

 

Spectators can also enjoy family entertainment, food and delicious snacks and art and crafts in the Festival Village. Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout Cycle Fest in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

 

Seaton Cycle Fest is organised by Seaton Town Council in association with 1st Chard Wheelers and British Cycling.

Race entries can be made at: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/194639/Seaton-Cycle-Fest-Town-Centre-Races-Round-5-of-the-South-West-Circuit-Series

 

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

Seaton Hosts Great British Seaside Weekend This June

Vintage entertainment, live music and traditional seaside activities, as well as the 15th Velo Vintage Occasion and Ride, are part of the ‘Great British Seaside Weekend’ taking place in Seaton on Saturday 22nd June.

The event is hosted by Seaton Town Council and includes the Velo Vintage – a genteel vintage cycle ride attracting over 100 amateur cyclists dressed in vintage clothing and riding decorated bicycles on a 9-mile leisurely route around the coastal town.

The day starts at 11am with the Grand Depart of the Vintage Cyclists from Seaton Jurassic followed by family entertainment, live music and an Artisan Market in the heart of Seaton’s cultural quarter in Windsor Gardens from 11am and more in Jubilee Gardens and Marine Place. The vintage ride will take in Seaton Wetlands and Windsor Gardens during the day, with stops for tea and cake along the route.

Cllr Ken Beer, Mayor of Seaton Town Council says, “We are extremely excited to be holding our very first Seaside Weekend this June. The whole day will be perfect for families with a hub of activities and entertainment across the town throughout the day as well as the Artisan Market in Windsor Gardens which is a great way for people to support local artists and makers.”

Alistair Cope, organiser of the Velo Vintage cycle ride says, “We encourage spectators along to meet the riders and see some of their amazing machines, including tricycles, tandems and penny farthings. It is such a great day, visitors can watch the Grand Depart at 11am and see cyclists stop in the town centre at around 2:15pm.”

From 3pm the talented Liberty Sisters will be singing at Marine Place alongside entertainment including a bouncy castle and food stalls and the Uplyme Morris dancers will be around the town all day performing at various venues.

Seaton’s many cafés, pubs and eateries are also open for visitors to enjoy throughout the event in addition to overnight accommodation for those enjoying the whole weekend.

To find accommodation, the best places to eat and drink and other attractions in Seaton visit www.seatondevon.org.

Art in the Gardens

Great Art at Studio prices direct from the artists.

Windsor Gardens in the Cultural Quarter, Cross Street, Seaton. EX12 2LH

Free entry – 10am to 3pm

May 25th – June 15th – July 27th – August 17th – September 21st

Seaton Eats Boutique

An evening street food market overlooking the sea on the first Friday of the summer months.

3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August and 6th September 5pm to 9pm at

Jubilee Gardens on the Seafront near Fisherman’s Gap in Seaton. EX12 2QU

 

Five places to refuel in Seaton

Directly on the South West Coastal path, surrounded by sea and countryside, the seaside town of Seaton is the perfect place for walkers to refuel during a day’s walk.  There are many places to eat and drink in Seaton for walkers to discover, here are five suggestions to stop off on a walking trip this spring.

  • The Hat – a micropub serving an array of real ales, great ciders, fine wines, spirits, soft drinks and tea and coffee. Enjoy quality cheese and ham platters or pub snacks whilst you take some time out of walking. What’s more, dogs are welcome at The Hat!
  • The Hideaway – This hidden gem is exactly how it sounds, tucked away from the rest of the town, this unique café is a place to relax and the perfect spot for a mid-walk break. Everything about The Hideaway, from the art hanging on the walls to the dishes being served, celebrates local talent. 
  • Coast Café Bar – Cake, sandwiches, scones, breakfast, you name it, Coast Café Bar will have it. This venue is a perfect place to take a break from a day’s walk or to end. Not only is the food and drink delicious, the café is on the sea front so you’ll be able to enjoy direct views of the sea.
  • Frydays – If you’re walking on the South West Coast Foot Path, it’s only fair that you stick to the coastal theme and enjoy fish and chips on the beach. An idyllic way to make the most of the seaside air, takeaway fish and chips from Frydays will get your energy levels back up for the rest of the walking day ahead.
  • Old Picture House – Previously a small cinema, The Old Picturehouse has been completely refurbished and is the perfect venue for a mid-walk refreshing beer. Not only will visitors enjoy its range of drinks and food, but the décor is stunning.  Working with local craftsmen, the owners have restored many of the original interiors.

For further information about Seaton’s eateries, please visit www.seatondevon.org

Seaton Freeman celebrates 90th birthday

Well-known local and Freeman of Seaton, Ted Gosling, recently celebrated his 90th birthday with a community party.

 

The party was arranged by Seaton Town Council and held at the Marshlands Centre and was attended by Ted and his wife along with friends and colleagues from Seaton Museum and Town Councillors.

 

Ted was born in Seaton and his community involvement began at the age of 12 during the Second World War when he became a messenger boy for the Air Raid Protection group. After leaving school at 14 to work in a local garage, his passion for cars started. His national service was spent in the RAF repairing instruments, primarily the Lancaster plane that after the war was being used for photographic surveillance work. After national service he returned to the motor trade and opened a garage that also restored vintage cars. Ted also worked in the insurance industry and was the top sales agent in the South West in 1978 when he worked for the London & Manchester Insurance Group.

 

Ted’s other passion, for which he is most known for in the area is history, particularly local history and he was a founding member of the Axe Valley Heritage Association that runs Seaton Museum. Ted continues to be the curator and Secretary and can be found at the Museum every open day greeting visitors and answering questions. A prolific author, Ted has written 30 history books relating to Devon and particularly East Devon.

 

Town Mayor, Cllr Ken Beer commented: “It was an honour to host Ted’s 90th birthday celebrations – Ted is an integral part of the Seaton community and has done so much for the town over the years, preserving and championing its history and of course ensuring that the town’s museum remains open. Happy birthday Ted!”

Walking through Seaton

As walking routes go, Seaton in East Devon has a lot to offer ramblers.  With a stunning mix of coastal scenery, wildlife and country views the town itself is an idyllic stop off for mid walk lunches, drinks or simply for a break.  As we get ready to embrace spring, now is the perfect time to dust off the walking boots and start planning a route.

 

A gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Seaton offers visitors some of nature’s most beautiful scenery. The town is blessed to have the Seaton wetlands nearby but also an array of independent cafes and shops offering walkers a place to refuel and relax.

 

Seaton Town Mayor Ken Beer said “nestled in a beautiful part of East Devon, it’s easy to see why Seaton comes out top in terms of walking destination or a stop off point. We have the picturesque Jurassic Coast on our doorstep, as well as impressive areas of nature at its finest at the Wetlands. Our town is proud to be home to a range of independent cafes and shops, providing walkers with all the necessities to make their day pleasant, entertaining and fun!”

 

The South West Coast Path and East Devon Way offers some fantastic walking routes for all abilities and experience. Whether you are wanting to take a short walk or stride out on the cliff tops, you’ll find outstanding views, picturesque harbours, tranquil estuaries and secret coves – all within Seaton.

 

Walkers looking for something challenging, this route starting in Sidmouth is a great way to explore the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty finishing up in Seaton. Take a look at the route here: https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/180/

 

For those looking for a more leisurely walk, follow the Colyton to the Sea Linear walk. This 3.4 mile walk will take you along the Coly River through the Axe Estuary Wetlands arriving in Seaton. Return by foot, bus or the fantastic Seaton Tram. Take a look at the route here:  http://www.eastdevonway.org.uk/colyton-seaton-linear