Seaford, East Sussex

Once a thriving port where chandlers, shipwrights, seafarers, fishermen and wealthy merchants lived, Seaford is now a quiet town on the coast of East Sussex, somewhere you might go for a day by the sea if you prefer a not so touristy scene.

The biggest draw for visitors is the beach, a 2 mile long stretch of shingle that sweeps around the bay, with brightly painted beach huts and a few food kiosks on the seafront. It’s good for a dip, to sit and watch the watersports, and at low tide, to play on the sands that are exposed. The town centre is traditional, not without its modern infill, but wander around and you’ll find narrow streets lined with older buildings.

What to do in Seaford? Well, it’s nice to just idle the hours away on the beach, but you could stroll out to Seaford Museum, housed in the stout and round Martello Tower No 74 – one of 103 Naploenic War defences. Take a boat trip to Eastbourne Pier for fantastic views of the majestic Seven Sisters white cliffs, or if you’ve got sensible shoes on you can hike up over the cliffs to see them from Seaford Head Nature Reserve.

There are several cafes in the town centre, but not all can accommodate larger groups, so if you’re hungry try The Old Plough; apparently, they do good pies.

All information correct at the time of writing

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