Power boats are only permitted to launch and recover from the Axe Yacht Club slipway. There are no public slipways at Seaton Beach, Axmouth Harbour or along the Axe River. Use of the slipway at the Axe Yacht Club can only be made prior arrangement with the Club. The speed limit throughout the Harbour is FIVE KNOTS. This limit continues 180 metres South beyond the Harbour Mouth.
There are several speed restrictions in place across Seaton Bay that Power Boats must adhere to. An eight knot speed limit is in place from Seaton Hole in the West to the Axe Yacht Club in the East marked by four yellow markers. A further restriction of five knots extends South from the Harbour Entrance for 180 metres. Power Boats must be vigilant at all times and maintain a constant look out for other water vessels and users.
In settled conditions it is possible to anchor due south of the Axe Yacht Club club house (white building with grey slate roof & white mast) in approximately five metres of water, with a sand bottom and reasonably good holding. A more sheltered anchorage can be found off the village of Beer, although remains open to the South and East. Due to poor holding and limited room, there is no anchorage within the Harbour.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, you should call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. How to call for Help at Sea
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About Seaton, Devon
Seaton is the only gateway town to the Jurassic coast where rocks from all three geological periods can be viewed in their natural environment: fossil bearing Jurassic rocks to the east, the vibrant Triassic cliffs just before Seaton harbour and the striking white outcrop of Cretaceous chalk cliffs of Beer.