Seaton serves as a gateway to one of the most remarkable natural wonders in the world: the Jurassic Coast. Stretching for 95 miles along the counties of Devon and Dorset, the Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a unique blend of geological history, stunning landscapes, and cultural significance. Seaton, with its picturesque surroundings and rich heritage, stands as an ideal starting point for exploring this awe-inspiring coastline.

How much do you know about this dramatic coastline? 

  • In November 2013, a metal detector enthusiast unearthed the Seaton Down Hoard of copper-alloy coins. About 22,000 Roman coins were discovered and are believed to be one of the largest and best-preserved 4th-century collections ever found in Britain. A team of archaeologists carefully removed and cleaned the coins over the next 10 months.
  • Seaton Hole is a small cove offering a glimpse into the dramatic shifts in Earth's history. The exposed rock layers here provide a visual record of ancient environments, including shallow seas and tropical reefs that existed long before humans walked the Earth. It's a place where you can feel the weight of time and marvel at the Earth's ever-changing story.
  • Seaton is the only gateway town to the Jurassic coast where rocks from all three geological periods can be viewed in their natural environment: fossil-bearing Jurassic rocks to the east, the vibrant Triassic cliffs just before Seaton harbour and the striking white outcrop of Cretaceous chalk cliffs of Beer.
  • Did you know that Seaton has a Labyrinth and Geological Timeline? Visit the Cliff Field Gardens to see the large labyrinth revealing 185 million years of evolution and the timeline telling the story of the earth, from formation to human habitation! Both were created to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Seaton. 
  • Walk the coastline! The Jurassic Coast forms part of the South West Coast Path, meaning you can enjoy unparalleled coastal views and explore all eras of geological history. Please be aware to stay away from the edge of the cliffs, as the stretch of the coast can be unstable and rockfalls can happen at any time without warning. 


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