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.

 

  1. The beach and esplanade

    We don’t know about you, but there are fewer things in life more pleasant than taking a gentle stroll along the seafront. Not only is the Esplanade flat, making it perfect for visitors with pushchairs or mobility aids, but the beach itself is part of a trial scheme to make it more accessible. You’ll find level access down to the beach and a section that is covered, so that wheelchair users and push chairs can more easily navigate the shore.
    Aside from that, it’s picturesque and with the changeable spring weather – pebbles are much easier to keep clean on than sand!
    If you’re looking for something free to do, why not head towards Seaton Hole at the western end where you can find some great rockpooling opportunities – you never know what you might find, just be sure to return everything where you found it!

  2. Watersports

    While we’re talking about the beach, if you fancy giving paddleboarding or kayaking a go, Seaton offers plenty of opportunities, especially in the summer months when there are boards and equipment available to hire. For the more experienced of you who like a challenge, you’ll know that rougher weather makes better waves, but only head out if you feel confident and never go out without letting someone know where you are.
     
  3. Seaton Wetlands

    Other than the beach, one of our favourite places to visit in Seaton is the wetlands. It’s not only good for a stroll because of its peaceful atmosphere, but It’s also a great place for some free entertainment. The wetlands are open all year around and are free to visit and with their hosts of hides, ponds and other habitats, you can easily spend a day looking out for different types of birds. Seaton Wetlands offer a range of different activities throughout the year, including trails, craft sessions and children's play sessions. The site is accessible and free to visit, though some of the sessions do carry a charge.
     
  4. Easy access to the South West Coast Path

    If you like exploring and getting out in nature, Seaton is a must visit destination because it is a great base for walking the South West Coast Path. As England’s longest waymarked path, it’s a great way to experience the south coast and with a variety of routes, you can choose one that suits you and your needs for the day.
    You can access the path from both ends of the beach, one popular route is from Seaton Hole onto Beer, which is fairly short and suitable for all visitors. Alternatively, a longer route will take you all the way through to Lyme Regis in neighbouring Dorset.
     
  5. Great food and drink options

    Seaton has a host of cute, independent cafés and other lovely eateries providing everything from fish and chips, the traditional Devon cream tea and anything else you can think of. Much like other places in East Devon, Seaton’s eateries are keen to limit food miles and have a real focus on sustainability, so you can be sure that anything you order will be made of fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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