Seaton is a charming coastal town on the Jurassic Coast, located in neighbouring Devon. Full of galleries and independent shops as well as a delightful beachfront, this little gem of a village is a fantastic day out for those spending their holidays with us at Newlands Holiday Park.
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Esplanade and Seaton Beach
We highly recommend a walk down the Victorian-style promenade during a day trip to Seaton. The esplanade stretches across the whole of Seaton Beach’s, with Seaton town centre on one side and a beach café at the other. Along this esplanade, you will find plenty of seating options, ice-cream parlours, cafes and fish 'n’ chip shops. There are also accessible slopes down to the beach itself.
Seaton Beach is a mile-long, large pebble beach with remarkable views over the surrounding countryside. During the summer months, Seaton Beach has lifeguards on duty, meaning that you can rest in peace knowing that your family can swim safely – bearing that in mind, we always recommend you keep an eye on children in the water and never let unconfident swimmers enter the water alone.
The Spiral Centre
If you’re looking for a relaxing day out when staying at Newlands Holiday Park, The Spiral Centre in Seaton is well worth a visit. The Spiral Centre is made up of three main features, The Spiral Sanctuary house, the Community Woodland Orchard and the Seaton Labyrinth.
The Spiral Sanctuary House
The Spiral Sanctuary house is a converted traditional farmhouse which homes the celebrated Spiral Centre Library. This library is a fantastic place to visit for a moment of quiet or to read books on a wide range of topics from spirituality to ecology. Many events are held in the main house, so it’s always checking The Spiral Sanctuary Events prior to your visit, or by planning your journey to Seaton to align with a particular event.
Community Woodland Orchard
The Community Woodland Orchard is a garden which houses and protects a variety of native and traditional plants, crops, nuts, vegetables and herbs. It’s always worth keeping an eye out for the large number of animals thriving in the various habitats that coexist here – there are always plenty of butterflies, dragonflies, crickets, bats and birds to spot!
These gardens have remarkable views over the local town and are the perfect place to visit inn Seaton with young children. Please refrain from taking dogs into the gardens and children must be supervised at all times as there are a number of parks dotted around the gardens.
The Seaton Labyrinth was created in 2005 to celebrate Seaton’s millennium in order to help people relax and pause for a moment of mindfulness. This labyrinth was constructed using seven different stone types from quarries across the Jurassic Coastline. The Spiral Centre recommends that individuals should walk along each curve and groove of the path and reflect on life’s journey and the beauty of nature. The Spiral Centre usually hosts a group walk through the labyrinth each full moon at 21:00 pm during the summer months and 19:30 pm in the winter.
Seaton Tramline is a massively popular tourist attraction in Seaton which is popular amongst visitors of all ages. The Season tramline has been in operation since the 1970s and runs for three miles along the beautiful Axe Valley, offering stunning views of the local countryside and coastline. The journey along the tramway takes roughly twenty-five minutes and stops off at various picturesque villages including Colyford and Colyton. There are plenty of opportunities to spot the local wildlife along the way, such as herons, kingfishers and even otters.
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