Try Dog-Friendly Seaton For Epic Year Round Adventures!

Last Updated on 18/12/2023 by Claire Coney

Looking for dog-friendly activities in Seaton, Devon? Well, you’re in for a treat! Seaton is a charming coastal town situated on the Jurassic Coast, offering a plethora of attractions and experiences for you and your furry friend. Whether you fancy a leisurely day at the beach, an adventure in the countryside, or a visit to notable landmarks, Seaton has got you covered. Discover the Best dog-friendly activities in Seaton, Devon right here!

Charlie on the Beach
Charlie on Seaton’s dog-friendly Beach. Charlies loves beach walks.

Stay at: Bluebell Cottage, Seaton.

All Year Round Dog-Friendly Seaton Beach  

One of the main attractions of Seaton is its dog-friendly beach. Dogs are welcome here all year round. You can walk along the shore, play fetch, or splash in the waves with your furry friend. Dogs are allowed at the two ends of Seaton Beach all year. But they are banned from the middle section between May 1 and September 30. Dogs a not allowed on the esplanade during this period.   

Seaton beach lays in the beautiful Lyme Bay and is backed by cliffs to the west. The beach is a mile-long stretch of pebbles on the Jurassic Coast and is part of a UNESCO world heritage site. The beach is gently sloping. It is ideal for water sports such as kayaking and paddleboarding. 

Dog-Friendly Seaton Beach Devon
Abigail on the Dog-Friendly Seaton Beach. Abigail like to watch Charlie play in the sea.

Stay at: Rose Cottage, Seaton

Dog-Friendly Seaton Tramway

The Dog-Friendly Seaton Tramway is a wonderful option for a day trip with your dog. You can travel on the tram between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton, and see the stunning landscapes of the Axe Valley and the Jurassic Coast.

Tram at Seaton
Seaton’s Dog-friendly Tram. It makes a lovely day out.

Colyford is a lovely village with a historic church and a nature reserve, and Colyton is a quaint town with a heritage centre and various shops and cafes. You can also walk along the River Coly, which flows through both villages and creates a serene and scenic atmosphere.

Rriver Coly walk
Take a walk along the River Coly at Colyton

The tram staff are very welcoming to dogs, and they only charge £1 per journey for them. They also give them a special ticket and a treat. The Dog-Friendly Seaton Tramway is a fantastic way to discover this amazing part of Devon with your four-legged friend.

Dog on the Tramway at Seaton
Abigail enjoying a ride on the Tramway at Seaton.

Stay at: For-Get-Me-Not Bungalow, Seaton

Dog-Friendly Walks Around Seaton 

From the main beach, you can head west on the coastal path and walk to the pretty fishing villages of Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth. The coastal path to the east is remote. It is not suitable for inexperienced or unprepared walkers. It is 7 miles to Lyme Regis and there are many steep gradients over hills and valleys.  

Also there is an enjoyable 5-mile walk along the Heritage Trail. It circumnavigates The Town. 

Me and Abigail walking the coastal from Beer to Seaton. Views of Beer in the background.

Otter to Budleigh Salterton Walk

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take your dog for a walk along the River Otter from Otterton to Budleigh Salterton. This is a 5-mile (8 km) round trip that takes about 3 hours to complete. Start from Otterton Mill, a historic water mill that has a cafe, shop and art gallery. Follow the footpath south on the west bank of the river, passing by fields and wetlands that are home to many birds. You can cross over to the east bank at South Farm Road and continue to Budleigh Salterton, a charming seaside town with a pebble beach and a fish and chip shop. Then return to Otterton by following the South West Coast Path along the cliffs, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast.

Walk Otter to Budleigh Salterton
Me and Abigail on the Otter to Budleigh Salterton

Stay at: Seaview, Beer

The Town of Seaton 

Seaton has an Edwardian pedestrianised centre with many cafes and independent shops. You can explore the historic town and its shops.

Dog-friendly Dining in Seaton

Seaton, Devon has many dog-friendly places where you can eat and drink with your pooch. Here are some of them:

Seaton High Street Devon
Seaton High Street
  • Coast Cafe Bar: Enjoy tasty breakfast, homemade cakes, drinks, and local seafood at this cafe. It has a big outdoor area where you can sit with your dog and watch the sea. It is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Pebbles Coffee House: This coffee house has great coffee, food, and cakes. It is cosy and friendly, and it lets dogs inside and outside. It is open every day from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • The Harbour Inn: This pub is in the beautiful village of Axmouth, near Seaton. It has a variety of dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as local ales and ciders. It has a large beer garden where you can chill with your dog. It is open every day from 11 am to 11 pm.

There is also a lovely public garden on the west side of the town to explore with your dog.  You can also enjoy the stunning views of the Jurassic Coast.

History of Seaton  

A farming community existed by the River Axe 4000 years before the Romans came to Seaton.  Seaton’s name comes from Ton old English for Town and its position by the sea. It was mentioned in The Doom’s Daybook in 1086 as part of the fleet.  

A Medieval settlement grew up around St George’s Church on the river bank. This church is one of the oldest buildings in Seaton.  

Seaton Harbour
Seaton Harbour.

In the past, the river mouth was almost a mile wide. Boats could go all the way up to Colyton and the whole valley was tidal. However, the sea continually pushes pebbles into the river mouth. At one point it was completely blocked. Even today it is a constant battle to keep the river mouth open.  

A passenger boat ran along the coast to London until the railway line came to the town in 1868. The trains brought tourists to the town until it was closed by Beeching in 1966. Nowadays, Seaton’s Tramway uses part of the railway line.  

Enjoy Your Trip To Dog-Friendly Seaton

The town of Seaton is a great destination for dog lovers who want to enjoy a coastal getaway with their canine companions. With its dog-friendly beaches, scenic walks, welcoming establishments, and vibrant community spirit, Seaton offers plenty of things to do for you and your pooch. So why not pack your bags and head to Seaton for your next holiday? You won’t regret it!

Wraping It Up

Now you have a good ideal about what you can dog with your dog in Seaton.

Here are some of the key takeways:

Car Parking: Jurassic car park (Long stay) EX12 2WD. 
Dog-Friendly Beaches: Dogs are allowed on both ends of Seaton Beach all year round. Restrictions apply on the main beach from 1st May – 30th September.  Dog bins are provided. 
Facilities: Shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants. Award-winning fish and chip bar. Fishing harbour, water sports. 
Attractions: Tram rides, Nature reserve and wetlands (no dogs allowed). Gateway Theatre, museum and visitor’s Center. 
Dog Friendly Seaton in Devon

Ok! Now I want to know:

When you visited Seaton with your dog, What did you enjoyed together?

Let me know in the comments below.

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