Seaton & Beer

Seaton coastline

The coastal resort of Seaton and the historic seaside village of Beer are both located on the Jurassic Coast. At Seaton you can take a trip on the tram, while Beer is home to Pecorama and Beer Quarry caves.

Things to do

Take a ride on the Seaton Tramway to Colyton. The trams run on a track gauge of 2’ 9” and are replicas of full-size trams. The route follows the old railway line alongside the Axe estuary, with excellent views of the wildlife. At Colyton you can walk into the town, or just enjoy the ride back to Seaton.

Visit Beer Quarry Caves. The guided tour will take you through man-made underground caverns, created by the quarrying of the Beer stone. Quarrying has taken place since Roman times, with the stone used in many famous buildings, including Exeter Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower Of London.

Enjoy a visit to Pecorama. The family attraction includes an indoor exhibition of model railways, the Beer Heights Light Railway, as well as crazy golf, a children’s play area and attractive gardens.

Getting to Beer and Seaton

From Exeter, catch the X53 to Seaton and Beer. The 52A also links Exeter with Seaton via Sidmouth. All the bus services stop at Seaton Sea Front, which is convenient for the town centre and Esplanade. If you are visiting the Tramway, get off at Underfleet. In Beer, the bus stop is in the Square, which is about a 10 minute walk to Pecorama, including a hill, or about 15 minutes to Beer Quarry Caves.

Other links to Seaton include the 52A from Sidmouth, 20 from Honiton and Taunton and X53 from Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport and Weymouth.

Service 899 also serves Beer from Sidmouth and Seaton, with some journeys passing Beer Quarry Caves.

If you are travelling from further afield, take the bus or train to Exeter and then catch one of the services listed above.

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