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Seaton beach
Seaton Tramway

Seaton is a seaside town in East Devon in the West Country of England.


Seaton is a seaside resort with a seafront. It surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside, the area has now been awarded World Heritage Site Status; famous for its geology and fossil finds.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The nearest train station is Axminster, which is on the route from Waterloo to Exeter. From Axminster station you can catch bus service 885 to Seaton

By bus[edit]

The town has good bus services, services of particular interest to tourists would be:

Service 899 which runs from Seaton to Sidmouth via Beer and Branscombe. It is one of Devon's most scenic bus routes.

Service 885 which runs from Axminster to Beer via Colyton and Seaton.

Get around[edit]

Map of Seaton
Beach at Beer

Seaton is on the South West Coast Path One option is to head east along the Under-cliff Path to Lyme Regis, another is to head west to Beer.

AVMT run bus services in Seaton and the surrounding areas.


  • Seafield Gardens. a variety of horticulture styles across the gardens, as well as associated features, such as a bowling green, clock tower, pond, outdoor gym, cactus house, tennis courts and adventure golf course
  • Seaton Wetlands (along the Axe estuary). This nature reserve is a hidden gem.
  • 1 Seaton Tramway, Harbour Road, EX12 2NQ (next to Tesco Superstore), +44 1297 20375. A tram line that runs along the estuary of the River Axe to Colyton. Seaton Tramway (Q2262420) on Wikidata Seaton Tramway on Wikipedia
  • Axe Valley Heritage Museum, Town Hall, Fore Street EX12 2LD. late May to October: M-F 10:30AM-12:30PM and 2:15-5PM. The museum concentrates on the lower Axe Valley and has a collection of artifacts and old photographs.
  • Seaton Jurassic. Jurassic experience.
  • 2 Beer Quarry Caves, Quarry Lane, Beer, +44 1297 680282, . Open every day until 31st October. From April to September Tours Start at 10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 2:30PM. A man-made limestone underground complex. Adult £11.00, child 5 to 16 years and senior citizen £9.00, family 2 adults + 2 children £35.00, under 5's free. Beer Quarry Caves (Q814069) on Wikidata Beer Quarry Caves on Wikipedia
  • 3 Pecorama, Nr Beer, +44 1297 21542. Apr-Oct: daily 10AM-5PM; limited winter opening. A museum of model railways, Pecorama's prize feature is the Beer Heights Light Railway, a miniature railway that runs through the building's gardens. adult from £10. Pecorama (Q18161764) on Wikidata Pecorama on Wikipedia


Jubilee Clock Tower
  • Relax on the beach or seafront.
  • Take a tram ride along the Axe estuary.
  • Enjoy the towns gardens
  • take a bus to Beer (Devon). The beach at Beer is a pebbled cove, with long rubber mats leading towards the water.


  • Seaton Carnival.


  • Lots of shops along the 'Fore Street'


  • Frydays. Fish and Chips.
  • Seaton Fish Bar. Fish and Chips.
  • Gina Mala. Italian and Thai Restaurant.
  • Li Pisani. Mediterranean cuisine with a local touch.
  • The Malthouse. Good quality pub and restaurant.


  • Osborne's. Coffee and Wine bar.
  • All Hat But No Cattle.
  • The Dolphin. Pub and restaurant.
  • The Anchor Inn. Pub and restaurant.
  • Barrel O' Beer. Pub and restaurant.



As of Sept 2023, Seaton and its approach roads have 4G from O2, Three and Vodafone, but a poor signal from EE. 5G has not reached this area.

Go next[edit]

  • West to the village of Beer (Devon) whose name comes not from the alcoholic beverage but from the old English word bearu, meaning forest, is nearby. The village rings a small cove with a big beach, with no harbour to speak of. Boats are pulled up onto the beach.
  • West to Branscombe and Sidmouth
  • East to Lyme Regis and Charmouth
  • North to Axminster

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