Swimming from Seaton Beach

Seaton’s beach is over a mile long and very rarely crowded, even at the height of summer, so it is a popular spot for open-water swimmers, snorkellers and, more occasionally, Scuba divers (usually exploring the Haven Cliff dive site).

A dedicated group of sea swimmers regularly take to the water – even for a chilly Christmas swim – and those interested can contact them via the Seaton Bay Swimmers’ community page.

Because it’s a pebble beach, water clarity is excellent, and snorkelling is particularly good at the Seaton Hole end (by the chalky cliffs that lead to Beer) – where fossils can often be found amongst the stones.

The beach drops off quickly and the water rapidly gets deep, so care must be taken if you’re not a strong swimmer or if you have children in tow.