Seaford Heritage Trails and Seaford Bay Exercise Path

Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail will take you on a walking tour of central Seaford starting from the Railway Station. Follow the trail and discover Seaford's past, tales of smuggling and political intrigue. Allow two hours or so, unless you are tempted to stop for refreshments on route in one of Seaford cafes or bars. A map of the trail is available here. Click here to start the Trail, 

The Seaford Bay Exercise Path starts at Splash Point and covers a distance of five miles taking walkers, joggers and cyclists on a round trip from Splash Point, along the Promenade next to Seaford’s award winning beach, through the historic remains of Tidemills turning north to the Tidemills car park and then returning under the Bishopstone Railway Bridge and then back along the promenade. As walkers may like to see what the surroundings looked like in past times, so we have included some historic information about the area. For a map and more information about the path click here. 

Leaflets and maps of the trails also be obtained from the Tourist Information Office 37 Church Street, Seaford Railway Station, the Martello Museum (when open), Frankies' Seaside Kiosk. Many books have been written about Seaford, its buildings history and people and are several are on sale at the Museum.  A list of currently available publications can be found here.

You might also, like to try one of the other heritage trails and walks in the area,  The Eric Slater trail  takes you on a short ramble over Seaford Head taking in the views that inspired the painter Eric Slater or the Poppy Trail  showing the history of Newhaven during World War 1. In addition part of the South Downs Way and the Vanguard Trail pass through Seaford. For more information about these walks and others in the area please click here. 

A short history of the town can be found on the Museum's website at Bygone Seaford

This website is brought to you by the Seaford Community Partnership, the Town Council and the Seaford Museum and Heritage Society who have provided much of the content. Copyright of all material rests with the Seaford Museum and Heritage Society unless otherwise attributed. Volunteers and Donations to the SM&HS are welcomed.

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Thanks also to Kevin Gordon of Sussex Talks for his contributions and to Abigail Barker for her artwork.

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