THINGS TO DO
With so much to do in the area, you can park your car when you arrive and leave it there for the duration of your holiday. The popular X53 Jurassic Coast Bus, linking Exeter and Poole, conveniently stops 100 yards from Bay Tree House. We are in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the South West Coastal Path with wonderful views of the sea, the chalk cliffs of Beer and seasonal floral displays of the Jubilee Gardens opposite.
We are an ideal base from which to walk the South West Coastal Path along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Walkers can arrange a kit transfer service via the friendly and efficient staff at Luggage Transfers.
Over the road from Bay Tree House you can play Tennis, have a go on the Putting green or go bowling at the Seaton Bowling Club. There is also a very safe play area for younger children. If you still have energy left after all that you can have a work out at the superb outside gym while enjoying the fresh air!
Here are just a few places you could visit during your stay.
Take a ride on the famous Seaton Electric Tramway or "Bird Hide on Wheels" running alongside the Axe Estuary (a birdwatcher's paradise) from Seaton, through the village of Colyford to the mediaeval "Rebel" town of Colyton.
SEATON WETLAND LOCAL NATURE RESERVE
Visit the Seaton Wetland Local Nature Reserve, where there is an abundance of wildlife with many different birds that can be seen either from the various bird hides or from the opposite bank of the Estuary on the Axmouth side.
SEATON JURASSIC VISITOR CENTRE
The Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre is here to entertain, enlighten, inform and celebrate the unique position that Seaton enjoys on Devon's world famous Jurassic Coast.
Situated next to the Town Hall, The Seaton Museum concentrates on the lower Axe Valley and also includes the adjacent villages of Beer, Axmouth, Branscombe, Colyton and Colyford. It has an excellent collection of old photographs of the area and is well worth a visit.
SEATON CYCLE FEST
Our Seaton Cycle Fest course was acclaimed as “the best course in the South West” by many cyclists in 2016.
THE GRIZZLY RUN
Every year runners from all over the world come to Seaton to face one of the ultimate challenges in their sport - The Grizzly Run.
We are well placed for those visiting Hugh Fearnley–Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen & Deli in nearby Axminster, or those attending the courses and events at River Cottage Park Farm HQ.
Experience a days sea fishing from CBUK in Beer who operate from Beer beach and fish all year round in Lyme Bay.
Why not play a round of golf at the Axe Cliff Golf Club on top of Haven Cliff with its spectacular views over Lyme Bay and the Axe Valley? Once you have worked up an appetite there are plenty of places to eat nearby.
You can walk to the pretty village of Beer where traditional fishing boats are still launched off the beach. There are also lovely shops and galleries. A little further inland are the historic Beer Quarry Caves and Pecorama with its scenic gardens overlooking Lyme Bay, Beer Heights Light Railway, new indoor play area and model railway exhibitions.
A little further afield, Lyme Regis with its historic Cob is 8 miles to the east of Seaton. It is very popular with visitors and parking can be at a premium, especially at busy times of the year, but you could leave the car at Bay Tree House and catch the X53 Bus. Apart from the Cob, harbour and sandy beach, there are enchanting back streets and lanes to explore, and a pretty riverside walk. The Town Mill complex is a must if you enjoy art, crafts, cheese, beer, history and charm!
You can also enjoy many walking tours such as guided fossil walks, literary & history tours. The Museum provides details of these walks together with other useful information.
There is a busy Art, music and literature scene in the town and the popular Marine Theatre.
The popular and elegant Regency town of Sidmouth where the annual Folk Festival is held is 9 miles to the West. There are beaches, gardens, lots of lovely shops, places to eat and a superb department store called Fields. The Sidmouth Folk Week takes place in early August.
The Donkey Sanctuary (in a beautiful rural setting of rolling countryside near Sidmouth is also a very interesting, pleasurable attraction for all ages and it's free!