Seaford is a delightfully tranquil coastal town, rich in history and maritime connections, just 10 miles west of Eastbourne – often called the ‘best kept secret in Sussex’, nestling in the South Downs National Park.

Seaford Head | Unsplash Ethan Z
Coastguard Cottages at Cuckmere Haven | Marjan van Diepenbeek | Unsplash

Seaford for holidays and invigorating sea air

As a thriving community with a population of just 27,000, Seaford provides a wonderful opportunity for a holiday to escape from busy, urban lives and to walk and run along the promenade, frolic in the waves or head along the cliffs of Seaford Head to delightful Cuckmere Haven for panoramic views and lung-fulls of fresh air.

There is a traditional flavour to the town, with the Napolionic-era Martello tower and museum.  It’s a joy to wander through the centre and to take in the wonderful selection of independent shops – there is hardly a ‘chain’ store in sight.  No need for a Greggs when you have Burt’s Bakery, no need for over-priced Costas or Starbucks when you can enjoy The Grumpy Chef, with its locally-roasted coffee and home-made cakes, plus locally sourced seafood.

Holiday rentals in Seaford

Do you already own accommodation in Seaford? Or perhaps are thinking about buying a second home in the area for holidays? We’d be delighted to have an informal discussion with you about Seaford accommodation, either before you buy a property, with advice on specific properties and on the best way to decorate and furnish, or when you simply need help to let it. You should also check out our thoughts on starting a holiday let.

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Things to do in and around Seaford

Golfers will enjoy the pay-and-play Seaford Head golf course with fabulous views, well-stocked pro shop and tasty breakfasts and coffees in the newly refurbished clubhouse.

There is fine fishing from the beach, with mackerel arriving in good numbers in late summer, bass a great target around Seaford Head or plaice, gurnard, dogfish and dabs offering good sport along the shallower beach towards Newhaven.

St Leonards church offers an imposing attraction in the centre of town and has sat in the heart of the community for over 900 years. Whilst on Church Street pop into The Plough for a pint and a sandwich.

There is free parking along the length of the unspoilt seafront and Seaford train station offers easy links to Lewes, Brighton, London and Gatwick airport.  Newhaven port is literally at the end of the long beach making it very accessible for European ferries.

Breathe in and relax.....

Eastbourne, just a 20 minute drive away, provides more entertainment, with its iconic pier, several theatres, the re-developed Arndale Centre whilst for a truly metropolitan air head for Brighton, with a cosmopolitan collection of restaurants, museums and some serious retail therapy.

Or head inland further onto the South Downs for the idyllic villages of Alfriston, East Dean, Friston and Willingdon.

Why not check our availability and book online or contact us to help provide the right Seaford accommodation for you.

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