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Seaford

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Seaford[1] is a small town and coastal resort in East Sussex.

Understand[edit]

Seaford is a quiet and friendly suburban seaside town on the coast of East Sussex with a population of about 23,000. Just 4 miles from an accessible ferry service to and from Dieppe, Seaford lies in a bay between the port of Newhaven and the beautiful Seven Sisters cliffs. Exactly halfway between Eastbourne and Brighton, Seaford is often overlooked in favour of other nearby towns such as Lewes and Newhaven. Its status as a seaside resort has died away in modern times, meaning tourists are rare, and there is little to do in the town itself for the traveller. However, the long pebbly beach, laid-back atmosphere, proximity to Brighton (10 miles) and various walks and nature spots makes it a nice place to base a trip around East Sussex for a few days. For European visitors on the ferry from Dieppe, it is frankly a more appealing place to stay than the rather ugly, industrial Newhaven.


Get in[edit]

Regular trains from Lewes or Brighton and from London via Lewes. Buses from Eastbourne. Also very close to [Newhaven] so by Ferry [2] from Dieppe.


Get around[edit]

The main town area is small enough to walk around, however anyone wishing to visit outlying areas or places of interest close to Seaford (for example the Seven Sisters cliffs) may wish to take one of the circular bus routes or cycle.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Seaford Head & Seven Sisters - these cliffs overlook the town and are easily accessible for signposted cliff walks. Beautiful views of the English Channel, Seaford Bay and the countryside.
  • Tide Mills - Haunting ruins of an old village that was forcibly abandoned prior to WW2, where it was used to house Canadian troops. It has been preserved as a free open-air museum/monument to the old village.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Clifftop walks- easily accessible and beautiful walks along the cliffs. Hikers can walk the 10 miles to bustling Eastbourne along the hills and cliffs. Best avoided in overly windy weather.
  • Seaford Head Golf Course - a must for any keen golfers, this 18 hole course is perched on the cliffs offering stunning views. Rounds can be booked up to 9 days in advance.
  • If it snows during your visit, head up to the course with a sled and go down the 18th hole for a unique sledging experience! This is something of a snow day tradition for younger people in the town.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Plenty of cafes and pubs serving standard fare.

  • Trawlers offers excellent traditional fish & chips to take out or eat in. Just off the high street, visible from the train station.
  • Bengal Palace, just next door to Trawlers, is the outstanding Indian restaurant in the town. Takeaways can be ordered.
  • Olliver's, on the high street for a more upmarket, fine dining experience.
  • For fast-food lovers, Dunkies is an independent fast food joint that offers massive burgers, pizzas and other typical fast food items at a better quality and lower price than any fast-food chain.
  • Sea Salt, Dane Road, Seaford. Exceptional cafe...nothing standard about the food here!


Drink[edit][add listing]

Usual collection of pubs scattered throughout the town.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Accommodation comes in the form of bed & breakfasts, which are available in town for a variety of price ranges.

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