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World Heritage Site

The seaside town of Seaton is located where the River Axe meets the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay. This part of East Devon’s coastline was designated a World Heritage site with Seaton located between Haven Cliffs and the golf course and the white cliffs of Beer. A mile long pebble beach runs in front of the Esplanade with Seaton located on the south west coastal path which leads in the east toward Lyme Regis and in the west towards Beer and the Regency town of Sidmouth.


The architecture is mainly Victorian and Edwardian although there are some buildings dating back to the 15th Century. There is abundance of gardens in and around the town and the pedestrianised town centre offers safe traffic free shopping. There are also a full range of other facilities including doctors, dentists and a local hospital. There is an active local Primary School and Seaton is only a short distance from the nationally regarded Colyton Grammar School. The estuary between the Seaton and Colyford is renowned for its bird life and the electric tramway, a major tourist attraction, connects Seaton, Colyford and Colyton.


Colyton has many attractive period buildings and listed properties of historical interest. There is a good variety of shops which include a post office, a chemist, an award winning butchers, a hardware store, supermarket and a gift shop together with a public library, bank, health centre, public houses and restaurants. Colyton Primary School is in the centre of the town and the nationally regarded Colyton Grammar School is just a mile away in Colyford. St Andrews church at the heart of the town has a very fine 15th Century lantern tower and Colyton is surrounded by an area designated as being of outstanding natural beauty and caters for a wide variety of recreational interests.


The property is situated in the historic fishing village of Beer, nestled on the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast, between Sidmouth to the west and Lyme Regis to the east. The village of Beer is built around a substantial pebble beach and includes many buildings of Arts and Crafts architecture. The village offers amenities including; two churches, a post office, a number of pubs and restaurants, a delicatessen, art galleries and a village shop.


The charming village of Branscombe is nestled on the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast, between Sidmouth to the west and Lyme Regis to the east and within East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is mostly owned by the National Trust and is set in a beautiful valley meandering down to the sea. The village is arranged in two settlements, one close to the famous Mason’s Arms Inn and the other at the upper end, near the parish church. The wide expanse of pebbly beach is backed by magnificent cliffs with coastal paths to Beer and Sidmouth. The village offers two pubs, a primary school, a parish church, village hall and an old forge.