Circular walks visiting Seaton beach

Circular walks visiting Seaton beach

The beach at Seaton, Cornwall

The beach at Seaton is composed of grey sand which becomes coarser and more pebbly towards the high tide line. At low tide, the beach stretches all the way to Downderry. A sea wall runs along the top of the beach for its full length. It is possible, although not recommended, to walk along the top of the sea wall all the way to Downderry. The Council signs advising against this may seem overly risk-averse as the top of the wall is no more uneven than many footpaths, and benches along the top of the wall would seem to contradict the signs. However, at high tide when there is a big swell, waves can break over the top of the wall and have the potential to sweep people into the sea.

  • 6 miles/9.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Seaton to Millendreath

    Seaton Beach

    Seaton to Millendreath

    6 miles/9.6 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk in an area of Cornwall so off the beaten track that No Man's Land is a real place name and a breeding colony of monkeys live in the woodland, in a sanctuary set up by father of the classical guitarist, John Williams.

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