What's On in Seaton
With a whole host of attractions and stunning natural landscapes set within the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Seaton is always a popular spot for family holidays or those looking to explore and find a little adventure. The town also offers a range of events throughout the year, so take a look at what Seaton has on offer when booking your stay.
Over the years, Seaton has become a popular destination for active holiday makers no doubt because it has some of the most beautiful scenery in this part of Devon, creating a natural environment for active tourists to explore. Seaton is often described as a natural playground for visitors and offers everything from water sports, cycling and walking to the more sedate activities. Seaton is one of the towns serviced by the South West Coast Path giving you ample opportunity to get involved with the town’s local ramblers as well as taking on the trails in your own time. The town is also home to the Seaton wetlands Nature Reserve which has beautiful scenery to explore and is an excellent place to take a gentle stroll.
Many of the town’s regular events take advantage of the beautiful landscape. One of the town’s annual activities in the Seaton Cycle Fest, which has gone from strength to strength since its inception and is now a firm favourite on the town’s calendar. Another favourite that takes place every March is the Grizzly Run where competitors take on twenty miles of beach and boggy hills in one of the most challenging multi terrain running experiences.
Seaton has a vibrant community feel and has a diverse number of events taking place throughout the year. If you’re not sure that running and cycling is for you, don’t worry, there are plenty of things that will interest you. The Natural Seaton Festival is an annual summer festival which celebrates the beauty of the area and aims to promote conservation by inviting attendees to join in with a range of activities. In the autumn, Seaton Carnival hosts a procession through the town and gives Carnival Clubs the chance to present their new floats for the first time, it’s a great opportunity to have a party and enjoy the community atmosphere.
Being on the coast, Seaton is the host of several food festivals, the Seaton Eats Boutique is one such event that shows off the high quality street food that is available in the region. Art events are another favourite on Seaton’s event calendar. There are several art related events that take place during the year including the regular Art@Jubilee market which showcases the work of local artists from the west country, while the Artisan Market is where you’ll find the best arts, crafts, and a unique collection of upcycled products from around the region.
In addition to the events that are on in the area, the town also has a number of outstanding attractions. Seaton Tramway is one of the most popular with families and the team there do offer seasonal activities and events at various times of the year. Seaton Jurassic is another family friendly attraction that holds activities during school holidays and other special occasions, you can find out more about these by visiting their website directly.
Seaton Beach is another great place to visit during your trip to Seaton, particularly if you’re interested in water sports. The beach is an ideal spot for swimming and other activities such as kayaks or paddleboards. You can hire them from the sea front or if you like, bring your own and join a session.