Things to do in Seaton
Seaton truly has something for everyone, whether you’re looking to explore breathtaking natural landscapes, experience some outdoor adventures or take in some interesting attractions this picturesque town has a lot to offer.
Seaton is arguably one of the best destinations for active holidays in Devon, sitting in the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site it has some of the most beautiful scenery and natural environment for you to explore. You can join onto the South West Coast Path from the Seaton seafront from which you can either choose one of the relaxed walks or a more challenging hike. The path is also open to cyclists alongside the many bridle paths and trails open to cyclists throughout the year. Seaton also hosts an annual CycleFest where the town centre is transformed into a racecourse where some of the greatest cyclists in the South West compete.
If you prefer your activities water-based look no further than Seaton waterfront where alongside swimming in the cool blue waters you can try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. Alongside water sports facilities there are also a whole range of other sports available with a swimming pool, skate park, outdoor gym, football facilities, tennis courts, cricket fields and martial arts centre in the town. You can also test your family's fitness and sense of direction with the orienteering trail that runs from the town centre across to the Seaton Wetlands.
Seaton has on offer several exciting attractions to entertain the entire family. The new Jurassic-themed play park at the Underfleet is a must for children featuring a 30-foot zip wire, bat-themed tunnels, a rock climbing wall, viper ropes, slides and climbing equipment. Seaton Tramway, the heritage narrow-gauge tram line, runs through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside and two nature reserves between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton through the beautiful Axe Valley. Take a short walk from the seafront to Cliff Field Gardens and discover the Seaton Labyrinth, the labyrinth stretches to 60 foot in diameter and has 11 circuits and was constructed to celebrate the town's 1000th anniversary. Alongside the labyrinth is the Seaton Geological Timeline which runs through the gardens telling the story of the Earth, from its formation 4600million years ago through the evolution of life from its earliest stages to the emergence of humans, free downloadable rubbing sheets are available online or in the tourist information centre for children to take stone rubbings along the trail.
Arts and Culture
Seaton offers a variety of entertainment, arts and cultural attractions from art exhibitions such as the annual exhibitions by Seaton Art Society and Jubilee Artist Group, to musical recitals, dance shows and film screenings. The Seaton Artisan Market held on the first Saturday of every month offers beautiful arts and crafts ranging from wood carvings and handmade jewellery to soft furnishing and tailor-made clothing. From May to September you can head to Seaton’s Jubilee Gardens for the monthly Art@Jubilee, an outdoor art exhibition and sale run on the third Sunday of every month. The town’s cultural hub, Seaton Gateway offers a whole range of entertainment for all ages and interests with concerts, theatrical productions, live music, film showings and exhibitions.
So whether you’re looking to get active, play, absorb some culture or just relax and unwind, Seaton is sure to bring you joy.