Seaford - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Hand held panorama overlooking Seaford and the south coast at the beginning of a walk over Seven Sisters cliffs to Eastbourne. Virtual tour taken early July 2012.
Seaford - FURTHER INFORMATION
Seaford - Seaford visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Seaford' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from East Sussex.
Seaford is a small coastal town on the South Coast of England between Brighton and Eastbourne. At one time this was an important port but repeated attacks by the French between the 14-16th centuries and silting up of the harbour killed of much of the trade. The town picked up again on the arrival of the railway giving quick access to Lewes and London which led to the rise of Seaford as a seaside resort town.
Geographically, the town lies on Seaford Bay just east of Newhaven between the mouths of the rivers Ouse and the Cuckmere. The area has been occupied since prehistoric times and many barrows and tumuli can be found on the surrounding hills.
Seaford - Travel and Tourist AttractionsBeing a seaside town, Seaford has several small hotels, various Bed & Breakfast (B&B) options. There area also nearby campsites and more hotels and accommodation in Newhaven. Among the top tourist attractions in Seaford are:
- Seaford Beach - a long pebble and shingle beach backed by a long promenade with coastal defenses.
- St Leonard Church - 12 century, Grade I listed, Norman church with later Gothic elements which stands in the center of the town.
- Seaford Head Golf Course - 18 hole golf course on Seaford Head which is quite challenging due to frequent strong winds and steep terrain.
- Seaford Museum - housed in Martello Tower No.74 at the eastern end of Seaford with displays about the history of Seaford from the Cinque Port days onwards.
- High and Over Viewpoint - panoramic viewpoint just northeast of Seaford on an 80 high escarpment overlooking the Cuckmere River valley.
- Seaford Head - part of the Seaford to Beachy Head Site of Special Scientific Interest the dramatic 80m high chalk clifftop offers stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside on which was an ancient prehistoric settlement.
- Hope Gap Beach - walking over Seaford Head takes you to Hope Gap where steps lead down the cliffs to a rock and pebble beach beneath the cliffs.
- Walking - Seaford is a popular starting point for walks to Eastbourne via Cuckmere Haven beach and over the Seven Sisters cliffs to Beachy Head.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Seaford is on the A259 just east of Newhaven. It is 12 miles east of Brighton and 10 miles west of Eastbourne.
Train: Seaford Station with links to London via Lewes.