Parks & Green Spaces
Throughout Seaton, several lovely parks and peaceful gardens, with wonderful views and facilities, can be found
Cliff Field Gardens
From the seafront, take the footpath up Castle Hill and you’ll find Seaton’s hidden gem – Cliff Field Gardens. There you will find the Seaton Labyrinth. 60 Feet in diameter with 11 circuits it shows 185 million years of evolution. Running alongside the path in Cliff Field Gardens is the town’s geological timeline. This was created by Seaton Town Council, in partnership with Devon County Council and Fields in Trust. The timeline tells the story of the earth, beginning with the formation of the planet many millions of years ago, the evolution of life from its earliest stages to the emergence of humans. Cliff Field Gardens also leads to one of Britain’s longest and most popular national trails – South West Coast Path.
Jubilee Gardens enjoys beautiful views over Seaton’s esplanade. Sit in the amphitheatre and take in the stunning Jurassic Coast and glorious views over Lyme Bay.
In Seafield Gardens, at the top of Castle Hill, you’ll find Seaton’s Jurassic-themed Adventure Golf which is a fun activity for the whole family. Refreshments are available in the café during the summer. While you’re there, try the outdoor tennis courts, outdoor gym or children’s play area. The town’s iconic Victorian Clock Tower can also be found in this lovely park, which overlooks the beach.
The Underfleet Play Area
This Jurassic themed adventure play park is next to Seaton Jurassic and is fantastic for children, who will enjoy exploring bat tunnels, scale rocks at the cretaceous zone, or zipping down a 30-foot zip wire! The town’s skate park can also be found here.
Located in the heart of Seaton is Windsor Gardens, providing a tranquil resting spot amidst colourful flower beds. The town’s flag pole is here and an important memorial to the fallen of WWII – a gift to the town from North American servicemen who were stationed here. This is found at the front of the Gardens opposite the town’s museum.
Seaton Wetlands and Marshes
Nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk meander through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river Axe, home to an abundance of wildlife. Seaton Wetlands are made up of three Local Nature Reserves – Seaton Marshes, Black Hole Marsh and Colyford Common. There is also an area known as Stafford Marsh, where you will find a discovery hut and hide, pond shelter, classroom, toilet facilities and wildlife garden. The discovery hut is staffed by volunteer wardens most weekends throughout the year – from here you can learn more about the Wetlands, hire pond dipping equipment and enjoy light refreshments.
The Esplanade & Seafront
With its flat promenade, plentiful benches, wheelchair friendly access and beachside cafes, Seaton’s seafront is a great place to walk and enjoy the breath-taking Jurassic Coast. The town centre, equipped with several quirky independent shops as well as popular high street retailers, is only a short walk away from the beach.