A mandatory eight knot speed restriction is in place from Seaton Hole in the West to the Axe Yacht Club clubhouse in the East to around 400metres from the shore. There is an advisory five knot speed limit to the East of this and a further five knot mandatory limit at the Harbour Limits.
The safest place to swim is within the mandatory eight knot speed restriction limit to the Western side of Seaton beach in order to avoid faster moving and larger water vessels, yachts and dinghies.
In windier conditions Wind, Kite and Foil surfers may launch from the main beach. Swimmers must watch out for these and should use tow floats and bright swim caps to aid their visibility.
Please note that Seaton Beach does not have Lifeguard presence at any time through the year.
Swimming is prohibited within the harbour limits, which also extend offshore. Specifically, Axmouth Harbour Byelaw 39 quotes – Bathing from the pierhead, wall, quay, bridge, or in the vicinity of the harbour entrance is prohibited.
Be aware of rocks and reefs on a low tide at both ends of the beach by Seaton Hole and Haven Cliffs in the East.
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.