Welcome to Seaton
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.
Seaton nestles between the majestic cliffs of Beer to the west, the mysterious Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs natural nature reserve to the east while, to the north, the River Axe and its estuary is home to a wealth of wildlife.
Seaton’s history can be traced back to Phoenicians when they used Axmouth as a major port. In Roman times it was the only port of consequence between the Exe and Portsmouth.
The town (then known as Fleote) was granted its first charter in 1005
and renamed Seaton in 1126.