Seaton Town in Devon
The town of Seaton lies in the far east of Devon roughly midway between Sidmouth and the Dorset border at Lyme Regis.
This lively town, with a current population of just over 7,000 dates from ancient times and Iron Age remains also lie nearby. It has been visited by the Romans and also the Saxons who named the town Fluta or Fleet, meaning \"creek\".
Seaton was given its charter in 1005 AD and was at one time quite an important port, but as the coastal pebbles moved over the years they all but blocked the entrance.
In Victorian times, visitors saw the benefits of the mild climate and location and built many fine buildings here. Seaton lies on the west bank of the River Axe and is quite picturesque with white (Cretaceous) chalk and red (Triassic Mercia) mudstone cliffs on either side of the town.
Its mile long beach of pebbles has food outlets and amusement arcades to cater for the young and Seaton has some excellent walks east along the South West Coast Path into Lyme Regis.
The main attraction in Seaton is the Seaton and District Electric Tramway - taking over 100,000 tourists a year north to the medieval market town of Colyton in open top trams.
Other highlights include Pecorama, Axmouth, nearby Sidmouth and its Donkey Sanctuary, Beer and its Beer Quarry Caves, Exmouth and its World of Country Life attraction. The area is also rich in bird life for the keen ornithologist.
The nearest source of local information is available from Seaton Tourist Information Centre.
Dining out near Seaton
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: