Travelling to Seaton
To travel to Seaton, you have several transportation options available:
Road: If you're coming from the West, exit at junction 30 (Exeter) of the M5 and take the scenic A3052 coast road, which will take approximately 40 minutes. If you're travelling from the East using the A303, you can take the A38 from Wincanton, which will take approximately 1.5 hours.
Rail: Although Seaton does not have its own railway station, you can travel to Axminster Station (EX13 5PF), which is only 5 miles away. There are frequent train services from Axminster to London Waterloo. Alternatively, Honiton Railway Station (EX14 2DA) is 11 miles away. For the latest timetables and journey information, please visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
Coach: National Express Coach Services operate from various parts of the UK to Exeter, where you can then take regular bus routes to Seaton. For information on bus operators and timetables, you can contact Devon County Council. The Stagecoach 9A bus route travels between Exeter and Lyme Regis, with Seaton located along the way.
Bus: Seaton has local bus services available, including Dartline 20, AVMT 52, Hatch Green 391, 392, and 393, as well as AVMT 885 and 899. Please note that the Stagecoach 9 and 9A bus service no longer travels to Lyme Regis from Seaton, but there is a reduced service provided by AVMT on the 378 route. You can refer to the bus timetables for specific routes and schedules.
Air: If you prefer air travel, Exeter Airport is conveniently located only 20 miles away from Seaton. You can reach the town by car from the airport.
For the latest traffic information and travel updates, you can visit the AA website, which provides real-time information to help you plan your journey.
Parking in Seaton
In Seaton, there are several parking options available to accommodate visitors:
There are seven car parks and one coach park in Seaton. East Devon District Council owns and maintains four of the car parks where parking permits can be purchased. The parking signage in the Tesco and Co-Op car parks should be noted for the permitted length of stay. The Premier Inn car park is exclusively for their customers and not open to the general public. Please respect this arrangement.
There is a privately owned car park called The Grove Car Park located next to the Co-Op on Underfleet Way. It should not be confused with The Underfleet West (Long Stay) car park. When using The Grove Car Park, please be mindful of their parking fees, as they enforce wheel clamping penalties. The car park is equipped with CCTV cameras that record vehicle registration numbers and the precise time of entry and exit. The operators are diligent in issuing parking fines.
It is important to note that driving into The Grove Car Park and immediately leaving without paying the minimum fee will result in a fine of £100. To avoid any penalties, ensure that you adhere to the car park rules and payment requirements.
These parking facilities provide convenient options for visitors to Seaton, but it is essential to familiarise yourself with the specific regulations and fees associated with each car park to ensure a smooth and hassle-free parking experience.