A jewel in East Devon Seaton faces Lyme Bay with Axmouth and its lovely, picturesque harbour at it’s eastern end the quaint fishing village of Beer to the west. The remarkable red cliffs rise in the west the mostly shingle beach, a perfect venue for water sports ranging from swimming and sailing, to diving and windsurfing. The beach stretches for about a mile to the white cliffs in the east on the other side of the River Axe
Seaton sits on the 96-mile World Heritage Site, known as the Gateway to the Jurassic Coastwith amazing rock strata from three geological periods spanning 185 million-years’.
The esplanade stretches for a mile or more. In the centre of Seaton front is west walk, where you can while a way your time at the sea front tables and enjoy the view across the bay towards Beer Head and Portland Bill.
There are two main streets in Seaton town centre, fore and queen streets. they are pedestrian areas with mix of small individual shops and cafes. There are further shops at the top of Fore, Queen and Cross streets .
Range of shops:
antiques, pet foods, bakers, betting shop, iron mongers, business agents, butchers, cafés, carpet shop, car sales and repairs, chemists, clocks and watch repairs, computer sales and repairs, printers & crafts. delicatessen, DIY shops, estate agents, financial services, fishmongers, fitted kitchens, florists, gifts shops, greengrocer, hair and beauty salons, health foods, home furnishers, insurance brokers, kitchenware and a CO-OP super market.
There are a multitude of attractions for all appetites from sporting to the great outdoors there is always something to do in and around Seaton. There is the famous Grizzly run:
“Twenty odd muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles multi-terrain running experience. It's by no means the toughest race around, but hundreds of you keep coming back for more so the organisers -Axevalley runners must still be getting it right. Whatever it isn't, it is an experience.”
To River Cottage made famous by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall:
The seventeenth-century farmhouse is just outside Axminster on the borders of Devon and Dorset. With its sixty acres or so of pasture, hedgerows and woodland, they have the perfect home for River Cottage HQ at Park Farm.
Seaton Bay your Holiday Destination
Seaton is a superb holiday destination, be as relaxed or as busy as you like, in a part of Devon other tourists may not reach.