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Seaton Seafront Redevelopment

With the half-term holidays fast approaching, you may already be searching for something to keep the kids entertained.

Now that Seaton's latest attraction has opened, you won't have to look far. Sited on the old putting green at Seafield Gardens, a brand new Jurassic Themed Adventure Golf Course has arrived! With stone fossils, dinosaur eggs and bones, the kids are sure to enjoy this adventure back to the Jurassic age.

With the renovation of the Jurassic Centre bringing more tourism to the town, there is a lot more planned to revitalise Seaton.

Seaton Redevelopment SchemeImage courtesy of devonlive.com

After going to public consultation three times over the last few years, the planning application for the redevelopment scheme was finally submitted to East Devon District Council in March 2017.

The scheme would include the demolition and redevelopment of Esplanade areas of Seaton and Fisherman's Gap.

The proposed development will feature a number of changes to Seaton seafront, including:

  • Alterations to the highway layout.
  • New public toilets.
  • A fully accessible public realm of the beach.
  • The existing esplanade from Fisherman's Gap to the Beach Road junction will be pedestrianised.
  • A new public square, ideal for events.
  • A fresh village of seasonal beach huts.
  • Resurfacing, improved lighting, new planting and street furniture.
  • A raised walkway behind the sea wall.
  • Demolition of the currently dilapidated moridnum building with a completely new replacement

Aimed to make the town from attracted to residents and visitors alike, the multi-million pound scheme hopes to increase tourist numbers by encouraging greater use of Seaton's stunning coastline setting. The new pedestrianised public area will also make it easier for community activities to take place. With the increased tourism the entire town should benefit including Seaton Tramway and the Jurassic Centre.

Construction work has now started on the new 75-room Premier Inn, located on Harbour Road.

With a cafe/restaurant as well, the new hotel will benefit the town by providing 24 full-time jobs. Located on the site of the former Lyme Bay Holiday Village, the hotel will be located close to the seafront and will integrate well with the proposed redevelopment scheme.

Seaton Tramway

Operating a narrow gauge heritage tramway which runs between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton, Seaton Tramway, gives you an unrivalled view of the wading bird life as you travel alongside the River Axe Estuary. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast is right at your finger tips.

Great for the kids, the tramway host a variety of events throughtout the year, including:

  • The Dinosaur Tram Adventure - A tram ride and a variety of activities at Colyton station including stories, music and fossil digging!
  • The Fairy Special - A round trip lasting around 3 hours on pink tram, this ride includes music and stories to really get the imagination going!
  • Pirate Tram - Set sail on the 'Seaton Pearl' Tram with Captain Nick for a fun filled ride when all children will receive some 'booty'.

Seaton Wetlands

Made up of four main sites, Seaton Wetlands gives you the opportunity to get up and close to nature and its wildlife. Take a peaceful stroll in the fresh air whilst the kids enjoy some pond dipping or enjoy a picnic whilst taking in the bird life from one of the 5 hides of site.

Seaton Wetlands is made up of:

  • Seaton Marshes - See if you can spot an Otter in the beautiful Burrow Pit pond and see a wide vareity of dragonflies and butterflies in the summer.
  • Black Hole Marsh - An area well populated with crustaceans and mooluscs, this is an ideal place to sight wildfowl and waders.
  • Colyford Common - A salt marsh due to being regularly flooded by high tides, unusual flora and fauna can be found which supports a variety of locally rare and nationally important species.
  • Stafford Marsh - Visit the wildlife garden, Discovery Hut and pond shelter, where you can learn about the different wildlife and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
  • The Look-out - A new information hub, the look-out is located on the main path a you enter the wetlands and should offer you the key sourse of information for your visit.

Part of the Countryside events programmes, please click here to find out more information.

Seaton Events March 2016

With the weather set to brighten, it wont be long until we can make the most the glorious Jurassic Coast and surrounding area. There's plenty of events and activities for the entire family to enjoy this march, Easpecially around the Seaton Area. Here's a few...

2016's Grizzly Run.

With the main run set to start on Sunday 13th March, featuring 2000 runners, the Grizzly features nearly 20 miles of multi-terrain where the runners have to experience large amounts of mud, bogs, hills and beaches. The Grizzly is not for the faint hearted. Watch them set off at the Esplanade, Seaton.

There is also a Junior Grizzly and Fun run being held on Saturday 12th March. The Fun Run is being held at 2.15pm and covers 2k and the Junior Grizzly starts at 2.45 and covers 4k, the course for these two runs is flat with mainly tarmac but small amounts of shingle.

Run by The Axe Valley Runners, to find out more about The Grizzly, click here.

River Axe Race

The same day at the Main Grizzly Run, (Sunday 13th MArch), The River Axe Race, starts at Whitford Bridge at 11am and Finishes at Axmouth Harbour. A 5 mile canoe race, there is a variety of classes and age categories, allowing for fair competitive racing. The River Axe Race is a part of the British Canoeing Classic Marathon Series.

To learn more, please visit axevalecc.co.uk.

Holyford Woods Night Walk.

Held at Holyford Woods on Friday 18th March at 7pm, this walk after dark offers you the opportuity to experience the woods after dark. discover the woods night life such as their resident owls and look athe the stars. This is an event where its best to wear warm clothing and a good pair of wellies of boots. Don't forget to ring your torch!

To find out more, please visit eastdevon.gov.uk or ring the Countryside team on 01395 517557.

Little Ones' Wild Walk

Suitable fro pre-school children and under 7's, explore the Seaton Marches Local Nature Reserve on this discovery walk starting at the Nature Reserve's Entrance Gate.

This is being held on 22nd March between 1.45-3.15pm, (There is a suggested donation of £2.00 per child).

Booking is essential due to limited places.

To find out more or book please call the countryside team on 01395 517557, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.

Seaton Tramway celebrated its 40th Birthday in 2010.

For more information about Seaton Tramway, click here