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Situated on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and famous for its heritage tram railway


South West Coast Path
Seaton Tramway
The red Triassic rock of the Jurassic Coast welcomes visitors on the approach to Seaton where the mile long sand and shingle beach is bordered by a broad promenade perfect for taking the sea air.

Seaton Seafront

Beach Huts on Seaton Beach
Photo Andrew Whale
Seaton is excellent for walkers with stunning views of the East Devon Jurassic Coast from the South West Coast Path including the Dowlands Landslip, one of the largest in Britain. It occurred on Christmas Day 1839, and was a great tourist attraction, even viewed by Queen Victoria. Also known as the Undercliff, the site stretches from nearby Axmouth to Lyme Regis in a vast area now colonised by woodland - the closest equivalent to a rainforest in the UK. Seaton is also located on the East Devon Way, a complete contrast with tranquil rural landscapes.

Views of the Jurassic Coast near Seaton
Seaton itself has much deeper roots than many seaside towns, and was particularly important in Roman times with impressive remains such as a major Roman villa site at Honeyditches. Other interesting Roman finds can be seen at the small friendly Axe Valley Heritage Museum on the top floor of Seaton Town Hall.
Seaton's main attraction is the Seaton Tramway. This fleet of gleaming lovingly restored heritage trams makes a nostalgic progress along the three mile narrow gauge electric tramway through the beautiful Axe Valley with stops at Colyford and Colyton, a fascinating medieval settlement known as the most rebellious town in Devon.

Travelling on the Seaton Tramway
Photo sgetliffe
Seaton Tramway Birdwatching Specials are very popular as the mud flats and salt marshes are home to a thriving population of waders and ducks including curlew, redshank, oystercatcher, dunlin, shelduck, teal and widgeon, while the Santa Specials as Christmas approaches are a magical experience for young children and all the family.
Visitor Information
Seaton Tourist Information Centre, Seaton Tramway Ticket Office, The Underfleet, Seaton, EX12 2TB, Tel: 01297 21660

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