Seaton is full of history and culture to discover. Nestled on the iconic Jurassic Coast, there’s lots of history to uncover, so we’ve put together some of our favourite facts about the town!

  • There are 16 places across the world called Seaton! 18 of these are in the UK alone. 
  • At one point there was a Baron Seaton! The title was created in 1839 for Sir John Colbourne and followed his family for three generations! The family line ended in 1955, as did the title. 
  • In November 2013, a metal detector enthusiast discovered a hoard of Roman coins. There were 22,000 the largest and best preserved 4th century collections ever found in Britain. 
  • The first recorded mention of the name Seaton was in 1146, in a Papal Bull by Pope Eugenius III.
  • Seaton is, of course, part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its geological significance and stunning coastline. Fossils, particularly ammonites, can often be found along the beaches in this area, attracting fossil hunters and tourists alike.
    • Seaton is home to a particularly unique stretch of the Jurassic Coast, as rocks from all three eras can be seen here! Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous. 

How many did you know? Are there any fun facts you know that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know!

Visit Seaton’s most popular attraction this summer

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If you’re in or around Seaton this summer, you’re in luck, not only do you have the incredible Jurassic Coast to explore, the beach to visit and a host of wonderful attractions, but you also have one of the most popular sites in the region right on the doorstep! Over the Easter holidays, a record…

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Reasons to visit Seaton this spring

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We’re biased and think everyone should spend their time in East Devon this spring, but if you need some inspiration, here are our top reasons to visit Seaton this spring. The beach Seaton’s seafront and esplanade is one of the main draws to the town, there is a row of delightful beach huts and as…

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Embracing Rainy Days in Seaton

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While Seaton is known for its sun-kissed shores and vibrant outdoor activities, rainy days present a unique opportunity to explore the town's indoor attractions and engage in activities that celebrate culture, relaxation, and creativity. From museums that offer glimpses into history to cosy cafes…

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Great walking routes for seeing the changing seasons

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If you want to get a real taste of spring while visiting Seaton over the next few months, here are our suggestions for great spring walking routes. Please be aware that these are all moderate to challenging walks, you can find alternative walks here. Route 1 Seaton to Lyme Regis This route is quite…

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Reasons to visit Seaton this spring

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With a lovely pebble beach and iconic scenery thanks to being along the Jurassic Coast, Seaton is a charming place to visit all year around, but here are our top reasons for visiting this Spring. The beach and esplanade We don’t know about you, but there are fewer things in life more pleasant…

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Suggestions for a romantic date in East Devon

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With the impressive cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, the beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages full of Regency architecture, there are fewer places to incite romance than East Devon. If you want to inject some amorous energy into your Valentine’s Day, check out our suggestions for…

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