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 number of visitors spent the day at Seaton Wetlands, making it the one of the most popular attractions in the region. More than 7000 visits were recorded during the Easter holidays, a significant increase from the previous year. It’s never been a secret to us that this is a wonderful place for a day trip, but if you’re looking to plan your summer days out and need some inspiration, let us introduce you to the gem that is Seaton Wetlands.

Seaton Wetlands is an award winning nature reserve where you can explore 4km of level trails and boardwalks that are suitable for pushchairs, bikes and mobility aids, including wheelchairs. There is also an off road mobility scooter available for hire and a number of the bird hides are also wheelchair accessible. Over the summer months, you’ll find a host of activities and workshops taking place in the wetlands, but if you just want to spend the day with nature, that’s fine too!

With a variety of bird hides and four main sites to explore, its impossible to be bored on a day out at Seaton Wetlands!

The best bit? It’s free!

There may be some small charges for some of the activities that take place. You can also make a donation to help with the maintenance of the wetlands.

Top events to look out for at Seaton Wetlands this summer

Seaton Wetlands Summer Holiday Club
Adventurous outdoor club for 7-11 year olds, starting on 5th August.

Summer crafts at  Seaton Wetlands
Starting on 14th August, suitable for the whole family.

Fun in the Stream at Seaton Wetlands
Go stream dipping with the education ranger, starts 22nd August.

How to get here:

Seaton Wetlands is located between Colyford and Seaton, it is 6 miles from Lyme Regis and 8 miles from Sidmouth.

To visit Black Hole Marsh, Colyford Common and Stafford Marsh, follow brown signs labelled Seaton Wetlands, turn left into Seaton Cemetery and continue into the car park. Use postcode EX12 2SP.

To visit Seaton Marshes, continue past the cemetery and turn left aft Seaton Footbal club. Use the postcode EX12 2DF. Alternatively, you can walk to this area of the wetlands by using the footpath by Underfleet play park in Seaton itself.  However, there is no footpath between this part of the site and the other areas of Seaton Wetlands.

Find out more about Seaton Wetlands here.