A day out in Seaton

Seaton is a charming coastal town offering a fantastic day out for all the family.

This article was written on 26 February 2021
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Located just over half an hour from us in East Devon, Seaton is a popular choice for a day visit.

Seaton is a picturesque seaside town in Devon on the world famous Jurassic Coast. With a range of things to do and a stunning natural environment to explore, it makes for a fantastic day out with the family. It’s a popular destination with our guests and takes roughly 35 minutes from our Devon holiday park. Here are some of the must-see attractions that will make your day out in Seaton one to remember!

Beautiful beaches


Seaton has a large pebble beach which stretches over a mile and benefits from views of the stunning landscape. Perfect for swimming and water sports as well as long walks along the esplanade. The South West Coast Path runs past Seaton and connects walkers to the nearby South Devon village of Beer.

seaton beach

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Historic Seaton Tramway


Step back in time with a visit to Seaton Tramway, one of Devon’s best loved attractions. Heritage trams run through East Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley offering a great family day out. As you travel alongside the River Axe estuary feast your eyes on the stunning wildlife that inhabits the two nature reserves. Be sure to make the fabulous Tramway part of your day visit to Seaton.

Seaton Tramway

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Wonderful wildlife


If you’re a keen walker you’ll be in your element at Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve. Roughly 4km of marshlands provide a number of walking routes. There’s an abundance of wildlife to look out for here including a variety of birdlife species. Just remember to pack your binoculars!

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Pre-historic experiences


On a family day out in Seaton you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre. This is a perfect opportunity to find out so much more about the Jurassic Coast. Get hands-on with activities to uncover stories and discoveries made by local fossil hunters. There’s outside space to explore and a café and shop to visit. View the latest updates on the Seaton Jurassic website to see prices and what’s on.

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Unique landmarks


Seaton Labyrinth is a fascinating point of interest set in peaceful surroundings. The stone spiral is a symbol of life’s twists and turns and was installed to celebrate Seaton’s Millennium in 2005. Situated in Seaton’s Cliff Field Gardens the intriguing landmark benefits from stunning Jurassic Coast views.

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